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HP, IBM battle for lead in shrinking server market, says IDC

HP and IBM are vying for the lead in a shrinking server market, according to two reports released last week, one by IDC and the other by Gartner.

New PC devices, tablets to be unveiled at Computex next week

Expect new Windows tablets and PC devices to be announced or unveiled next week at the annual Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. This includes Windows tablets with smaller screens, new styles of hybrid laptops, as well as faster and more powerful PC desktops and laptops.

Icahn in talks with banks to raise $7B for Dell bid

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is working with partner Southeastern Asset Management to raise $7 billion from lenders to fund a bid for struggling computer maker Dell, according to a report by Reuters. Jefferies & Co. is reportedly leading the lending group and has committed $1.6 billion in funding.

Orange enters North American, Asian IaaS markets

France Telecom's Orange Business Services is expanding its Flexible Computing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) product for enterprises to North America and Asia, the firm  announced  this week.

Cloud, mobility deals drive high-tech M&A, says Ernst & Young

Cloud and mobility deals continue to drive high-tech mergers and acquisitions (M&A), according to quarterly stats compiled by accounting firm Ernst & Young. Aggregate high-tech M&A value increased 58 percent year over year and 24 percent sequentially.

Dell special committee wants more information from Icahn, Southeastern

Dell's special committee needs more information from Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management to decide if their takeover proposal is credible, according to a report by  Fox Business.

Hadoop appears to be everywhere lately, except in big data

Hadoop, the database everyone associates with big data, has had a run of more traditional deployment lately, which is good for Hadoop, but also still good for those looking for more proof of its ability to scale.

Report: Icahn, Southeastern Asset Management to submit alternative bid for Dell

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management are ready to submit a bid for struggling computer maker Dell, the  New York Times  is reporting.

Investors agree to acquire cloud management firm BMC for $6.9B; Dell buys Enstratius

There were two major cloud management acquisition announcements on Monday. A group of private equity firms agreed to pay $6.9 billion for BMC Software, and Dell acquired Enstratius for an undisclosed sum.

Blackstone pulls out of bidding for Dell

Private equity firm Blackstone has dropped out of the bidding to acquire computer maker Dell, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.