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Micro Focus International Completes Merger with the Attachmate Group

Bret Fitzgerald

November 20, 2014 1:15 am

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NEWBURY, UK – 20 November, 2014 – Micro Focus International (LON: MCRO) today announced the completion of its merger with the Attachmate Group under the terms of the definitive agreement disclosed on 15 September, 2014. Micro Focus International is a global leader in infrastructure software that understands the technology needs and challenges of the world’s …

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The Attachmate Group announces intention to merge with Micro Focus

Bret Fitzgerald

September 15, 2014 12:21 am

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HOUSTON | September 15, 2014 The Attachmate Group a privately-held software holding company owned by an investment group led by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Elliott Management and Thoma Bravo, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Micro Focus. The transaction is expected to close on November 3, 2014. It is …

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From Mobile to 3D Printing

Bret Fitzgerald

May 30, 2014 10:19 am

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  The news has been buzzing with the potential for 3D printing – from printing food, to possibilities in healthcare facilities, manufacturing, building maintenance, etc. There are a lot of reasons for different industries to get in on the action and potential benefits of 3D printing. At a recent industry conference, I even came across …

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Innovation Has Left the (Enterprise) Building

Bret Fitzgerald

May 13, 2014 2:23 pm

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Once, the workplace had technology homeowners could only dream of. Now you might as well stay at home. In the 1970s and 1980s, large corporations had mainframes and laser jet printers that seemed impossibly advanced compared to the technology available to the average consumer. Nowadays, you’re more likely to find the latest tech in your …

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Dropbox and Box Users Unintentionally Leaking Data

Bret Fitzgerald

May 6, 2014 4:52 pm

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Yesterday, Intralinks, a competitor to Dropbox and Box in the file sync and share market, informed BBC News and Graham Cluley about a potential risk to sensitive information stored in Dropbox and Box. Intralinks had apparently notified Dropbox of this issue in November 2013, but Dropbox did not take action until the news broke yesterday. …

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Empty Vaults: When Enterprise Data isn’t on the Network

Bret Fitzgerald

April 29, 2014 2:56 pm

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Your corporate network is secure and reliable; the problem is that your data isn’t getting there. Big shifts in the way we work mean less of an organization’s data is getting to the corporate network. What does this mean for the organization? We can tell you: it’s not good. Mobility is the main culprit. Almost …

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The Top Five Ways Using an On-Premises File Sharing Solution is Easier

Bret Fitzgerald

April 9, 2014 2:30 pm

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IT is always telling you the IT environment isn’t secure enough. Lately, they may be trying to push everyone toward an on-premises file sharing solution. But you’re already familiar with Dropbox, Google Drive, or one of their competitors. Why should you have to switch just for work documents? They tell you that once you put …

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Infographic: End of Life Support for Windows XP

Bret Fitzgerald

April 7, 2014 9:47 am

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The Dead Weight Holding Back Your Network

Bret Fitzgerald

April 3, 2014 5:12 pm

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There are a lot of different file types out there. And odds are that if your organization uses a corporate network—or any kind of shared network—you’re storing a lot of them. But do you really know what is on your servers? Are some users storing personal documents? Or videos? Music? If you take a good …

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How Much Should IT Vendors Help with Migrations?

Bret Fitzgerald

March 26, 2014 12:35 pm

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Is it an IT vendor’s responsibility to help customers move from old systems to new ones? According to Net Applications, more than 29 percent of desktops were still running Windows XP in January 2014: With the XP support deadline nearing, this is a timely question. Should Microsoft incentivize the cautious? To help organizations move to …

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