Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ericsson Acquires Integrator in Thailand

Ericsson agreed to acquire TeleOSS Consulting Ltd., a specialist in consulting and systems integration for Operating Support Systems (OSS), based in Bangkok, Thailand. Financial terms were not disclosed.

TeleOSS Consulting Ltd. delivers OSS-related solutions to telecom service providers, particularly in the areas of inventory and traffic management and software development. The company will add about 50 skilled, Thailand-based OSS systems integration professionals to Ericsson.

The acquisition complements Ericsson's existing consulting and systems integration expertise in these fields and will further strengthen the company’s customer relations and OSS transformation capabilities in South-East Asia and Oceania.

"The acquisition of the entire business of TeleOSS Consulting Ltd. will complement our capabilities in systems integration for OSS in South East Asia and Oceania, particularly in the areas of traffic and inventory management areas to offer a wide-range of solutions to our customers," says Paolo Colella, Head of Consulting and Systems Integration at Ericsson. "This strategic investment is in line with our long term ambition and commitment to strengthen our capabilities in the IT transformation area."

IBM Acquires CSL for Cloud Computing on System z

IBM agreed to acquire CSL International, a privately-held developer of virtualization management technology for IBM’s zEnterprise system. Financial terms were not disclosed.

CSL International, which is based in Herzliya Pituach, Israel, offers software that enables companies to monitor and manage their z/VM and Linux on System z environments. The software provides drag and drop simplicity to instantly create, discover, visualize and connect virtual servers to resources.

"As clients create smarter computing environments, they are looking for ways to manage IT costs and complexity without sacrificing security or the ability to scale," said Greg Lotko, IBM business line executive, System z. “The response by clients to the advantages of Linux on System z have been tremendous, with the shipped capacity nearly doubling in 1Q13 year to year. With the acquisition of CSL International, IBM expands its cloud virtualization capabilities, making it even easier for clients to take advantage of Linux on System z."