First Dell, now BMC: Which legacy IT company will go private next?


With BMC(s bmc) being taken private by a pair of private equity firms in a deal worth $6.9 billion or $46.25 per share in cash, one has to wonder what legacy IT vendor will be next to take this route.

Dell(s dell) blazed the trail in February when it announced plans to take itself off the public market. That move, valued at $24.5 billion, was orchestrated by founder and CEO Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners. Critics said the price undervalued the company which remains a power in PCs and servers, and is navigating a shift into cloud computing. In the mobile space, Alltel was ahead of the trend, taking itself private in 2007, and was  scooped up by Verizon(s vz) two years later for $5.9 billion.

Citing unnamed sources, Reuters first reported Sunday that a BMC take-out by an investment group comprising Bain Capital and…

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50 Best Websites 2013

Some interesting sites I have never seen before that deserve to be checked out. Glad to see Quartz on the list.

Some interesting sites I have never seen before that deserve to be checked out. Glad to see Quartz on the list.

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Mobile PC Market To More Than Double On Demand For Tablets And Touch PCs, According To Report

The PC is not dead it is just a transition to another form factor of computing.

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API-crazy Amazon adds a new tool to boost support for enterprise AWS customers


Continuing its quest to make its public cloud services more attractive to enterprise users, API-enamored Amazon has added another interface to the mix. Businesses that pay for AWS support can use the new Support API to tailor their support cases and automate how they are handled.

According to an Amazon Web Services blog post Thursday:

“If you are signed up for the Business or Enterprise level of AWS Support, you can use this API to create new support cases, check on the status of open cases, and resolve cases. You can also add and retrieve information for existing cases. The AWS Support API also gives you access to best practices recommendations generated by the AWS Trusted Advisor. You can get the list of checks, access the latest results, and re-run the checks to refresh the results. This has been a much requested feature for customers who wish to integrate support case…

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Citrix Launches Podio Chat To Bring Instant Messages, Video And Audio Chat To Its Social Business Platform

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Microsoft releases WebMatrix 3

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PayPal Adds Mobile Support To Facebook Connect-Like Commerce Identity Login Technology

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