16: S2E16: Microsoft targets healthcare (again), Rocket Software expands reach, and Dell spins out VMware, plus the new must attend conferences, and Nvidia sets aggressive strategy in motion
The entire team was back together this week and there was a lot to discuss. There have been a slew of acquisitions in technology lately including Rocket Software acquisition of ASG, Microsoft’s acquisition of Nuance and then Dell decided to finally spinoff VMWare. IBM also renamed its services spinout Kyndryl. Nvidia’s ARM announcement, among what felt as 100 others from Nvidia, was also discussed as Nvidia seems to be getting better and better with every announcement and product they release. Finally the team is dreaming of conferences, but gone are the days of Cisco Live and VMWorld being the go to conference as Re:Invent and Ignite have taken the reigns as the go to conferences moving forward.
Rocket Software acquires ASG Technologies
70-90% of acquisitions fail
Dell spinning off VMware https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/14/dell-jumps-as-it-unveils-vmware-stock-spinoff-plan.html
Microsoft buys Nuance, creators of Siri https://www.protocol.com/enterprise/microsoft-nuance-aws-google-ai
Note: Microsoft is aiming to take over the desktop for the doctors with long-term target set on the front-end workflows in healthcare.
Microsoft HealthVault is officially shutting down in November (2019)
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