Will Actian Connect, Analyze and Act on the SMB Market Opportunity?

April 19th, 2013

After marking my calendar to attend Pervasive’s 2013 Integration World, I had to wonder whether or not Actian’s pending acquisition of Pervasive would be a done deal–or not–by April 14, when the conference was due to kick off. After all, … Continue reading

Top Takeaways from Pervasive’s 2010 IntegratioNext Conference

November 18th, 2010

Wow the déjà vu is just too strange! In June of this year, I attended Pervasive’s Metamorphosis Partner event–during which IBM announced that it would acquire Cast Iron. Now, in November, during Pervasive’s very well-attended IntegratioNext User Conference, Dell announced … Continue reading

Recent Vendor Briefing Highlights: IBM’s Cast Iron Acquisition

June 17th, 2010

We are publishing recent vendor highlights on the SMB Group web site. As time permits, we discuss our key take-aways from more interesting briefings. I will try to remember to post them here as well. Here is the most recent … Continue reading

IBM’s Cast Iron Acquisition (6-17-10)

June 17th, 2010

Highlights: In May of this year, IBM acquired Cast Iron Systems (for an undisclosed sum) to help customers more effectively tackle the challenges of integrating cloud and on-premise solutions. Cast Iron, which was founded in 2001 and has 75 employees, … Continue reading