Pivotal adds Mobile with Xtreme Labs Acquisition

Pivotal makes its first acquisition with Xtreme Labs, Avaya acquires ITNavigator, and Intel builds on its software portfolio by buying Sensory Networks.

Pivotal adds Mobile with Xtreme Labs Acquisition

Pivotal announced that it has acquired Toronto-based Xtreme Labs, a privately-held, leading mobile strategy and product development firm. The acquisition aligns with Pivotal’s strategy to capitalize on the nexus of converging forces in the industry. Xtreme Labs is a full-service mobile strategy and product development firm that leverages modern engineering practices to build rich and engaging mobile experiences across all platforms. It builds on the modern software development resources at Pivotal to create a team of 500 employees dedicated to agile application development. The terms of the all-cash transaction were not disclosed, however All Things D reports Pivotal may have paid $65 million. “Every enterprise today has to exploit the opportunities offered by mobile,” said Paul Maritz, CEO of Pivotal. “This requires new ways of thinking and working, and the need to get it right the first time and every time. We’re thrilled to bring next-generation mobile capabilities to our customers and welcome Xtreme Labs to the Pivotal family.”

Avaya Acquires ITNavigator

Avaya announced it has acquired ITNavigator, a leader in cloud, social media, reporting and management solutions. The acquisition will strengthen Avaya’sContact Center solutions as well as expand its Collaborative Cloud portfolio with cloud-based social media, end-to-end management and unified reporting. ITNavigator’s cloud-based social media monitoring and response solution connects to popular social networks, and its management and performance monitoring tools merge real-time updates gathered from a broad range of contact center data and key performance indicators. The Israel based company will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avaya. “IT and contact center executives and managers are in need of solutions that simplify day to day operations and enable them to quickly and easily bring on new capabilities,” said Gary E. Barnett, SVP and President, Collaboration at Avaya“Our experience with ITNavigator – and perhaps more importantly – our customers’ experience with ITNavigator, has indicated that they bring a differentiated, easy-to-use set of solutions that makes the promise of ‘next generation’ contact center, unified communications and cloud-based applications a reality.”

Intel acquires Sensory Networks

Multiple sources report that Intel has agreed to acquire Sensory Networks – a Mountain View, California based provider of pattern matching and acceleration software technology. The approximately $20 million deal expands on the existing partnership between Intel’s Wind River Systems unit and Sensory Networks. This builds on Intel’s security and software focus, with Sensory Networks products installed where large amounts of data is processed. Intel’s McAfee was a client of Sensory Networks.

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