What's going to shake things up in 2018? IT pros will have their hands full with technologies that have been hyped for some time and are now ripe for adoption, including software-defined WAN, hybrid cloud computing, hyperconvergence, and Internet of Things. See below for our collection of enterprise picks, predictions and prognostications.
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We've consolidated 60-plus tech M&A deals (and counting) from this year in our ongoing slideshow. Note that in many deals, the vendors don't publicly say how much they're forking over for their prize acquisitions, but here, we'll recap the top 15 based on publicly disclosed transaction values:
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SBC Communications Inc. is acquiring AT&T Corp. for about US$16 billion in a merger deal. AT&T, once the giant of the telecommunications industry, is being bought by one of the Bell companies that it once spun off some 20 years ago.
But SBC is a far cry from the RBOC that AT&T was forced to divest in 1984. The company has built itself into the second largest LEC, after Verizon Communications Inc., with acquisitions including RBOCs Pacific Bell and Ameritech.
IBM/Lotus is stepping up efforts to reassure users that its Notes/Domino collaboration platform isn't on the chopping block and will survive well into the future.