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Navigating the Cisco-Splunk Acquisition: A Lesson in Vendor Independence and Data Adaptability

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology and business, mergers and acquisitions have become a common occurrence. The latest buzz in the tech world revolves around the Cisco-Splunk acquisition, in which the former acquires the latter for a staggering $28 billion! This marks the fifth major acquisition in the AIOps and Observability space this year alone, following SumoLogic, OpsRamp, Moogsoft, and New Relic.


ServiceNow acquires Enable tech to improve health and safety management

I’m excited to announce that ServiceNow has acquired the ToolBox OH&S technology assets of Enable Professional Services, a ServiceNow Elite Partner and Fujitsu company based in Australia. ToolBox OH&S technology—native to the Now Platform—will help accelerate and scale existing health and safety solutions that enhance safety management practices and streamline incident prevention and response processes for both direct and indirect employees.


Apica Acquires LOGIQ.AI to Revolutionize Observability

In the world of observability, having the right amount of data is key. For years Apica has led the way, utilizing synthetic monitoring to evaluate the performance of critical transactions and customer flows, ensuring businesses have important insight and lead time regarding potential issues.


Managing Cloud Cost Integration During A Merger Or Acquisition

Merging two companies into one comes with several challenges. One of the most formidable endeavors is maintaining control over cloud costs while a cloud-to-cloud integration — essentially, taking the cloud environments of two companies and combining them into one — is taking place. One or both companies may not be tracking cost data, and even if they are, it’s highly unlikely that their cost-tracking strategies line up well enough to merge seamlessly.


Leveraging Cribl as an Integral Part of Your M&A Strategy

One of the most exciting things about bringing products to market at Cribl is seeing customers continually find new ways to leverage them to help solve their data challenges. I recently spoke to a customer who described Cribl as the foundation of their data management strategy and a key part of their post-acquisition data engineering process. Let’s take a deeper look into how Cribl can help.


AIOps and Dell's latest acquisition

Dell’s recent acquisition of Moogsoft is the most recent validation of the growing market for automated ITOps – also known as AIOps. When legacy companies such as Dell recognize the importance of AIOps it proves the technologies behind automating ITOps are now mainstream and a vital part of every modern IT management stack. We look forward to seeing how Moogsoft’s integration into Dell will play out over the coming years.


Get smarter about M&A IT infrastructure integration

That’s great news—your business is growing, and opportunities abound. It also means you will have to align the acquired company’s IT infrastructure with your own. What this looks like will vary depending on the specifics of any given merger. In some cases, where the acquired entity will continue to operate independently, you may simply look for opportunities to optimize and create economies of scale.


How To Allocate Cloud Costs After A Company Merger/Acquisition

If you’re going through a merger or an acquisition, you’ll soon have to assemble all the cloud account data from two or more organizations and blend it together to fit your new, larger organization. You may be bringing the companies together to form a new entity or simply absorbing one company into the other; the details don’t matter, because the solution is the same either way.

Mindset of an MSP considering M&A

Perry Bowles, technical director for Ziptech Services, shares his story of starting and scaling an MSP. Bowles tells of a conversation that led to a meeting with a total stranger turned business partner nearly 20 years ago. 'Now that's it: Stories of MSP Success,' dives into the journeys of some of the trailblazers in our industry to find out how they used their passion for technology to help turn Managed Services into the thriving sector it is today.