Oracle to buy Cerner for $28.3bn
Cerner is a provider of digital information systems used within hospitals and health systems.
Review of 2021: The ICT industry continues to surprise
The international market was dominated by the increasing involvement of the investment community in the ICT sector, with a feverish merger/acquisition scene.
Advent International to buy McAfee for $14bn
A consortium led by US private equity firm Advent International will pay $14 billion for the cyber security firm established by tech entrepreneur John McAfee in 1987.
Synnex, Tech Data complete $7.2bn merger
The combined entity, now called TD Synnex, becomes the industry’s largest IT distributor, reaching over 100 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Optis Wireless Technology takes bite out of Apple
A US jury has awarded the company and several related firms $300 million in damages after a second patent trial against Apple.
Salesforce takes up the Slack
The company has closed its $27.7 billion acquisition of Slack.
International anti-trust watchdogs on guard
The big tech players are under scrutiny as separate investigations get under way by Britain’s competition watchdog, Germany's anti-trust watchdog and the European Union.
EU clamps down on social media hate speech
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media will now be subject to EU rules on hate speech and harmful content under new European Commission guidelines.
Google faces proposed privacy class action lawsuit
Google is accused of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their Internet use through browsers set in ‘private’ mode.
IBM names head honcho
Arvind Krishna takes over from Ginni Rometty as CEO of IBM. Rometty has retired, but will stay on as chairman of the company.
The company tops Fortune magazine’s 2020 Most Admired Companies list.