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Imagination Technologies Goes on Sale

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British firm Imagination Technologies puts itself on sale, the result of losing 70% of its value after Apple decided to start designing own GPUs instead of using PowerVR technology.

Imagination iPhoneBack in May Imagination put two units, MIPS and Ensigma, for sale, but now it is looking for buyer for the entire company. The announcement states it already has "received interest from a number of parties," which analysts suggest can include the likes of Intel, Qualcomm, Mediatek, CEVA and various Chinese entities. Even Apple might be interested.

Thoma Bravo Acquires Continuum

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Private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo purchases Continuum, the global IT management platform provider, in a bid to further push its investment presence in SMB space.

ContinuumContinuum currently provides IT management for around 5800 MSPs globally, and services over 60000 SMB customers. It also offers Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM), backup and disaster recovery and security offerings, with a vertically integrated service delivery model combining SaaS-based technology with a best-in-class Network Operations Center (NOC) and help desk.

Last month saw Continuum launch Continuum Network Management by Auvik-- the result of a September 2016 partnership agreement, providing MSPs with insight and visibility into client IT environments.

Tech Data Intros SMB Cloud on Azure

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Tech Data launches a cloud-based solution on Microsoft Azure designed for SMB customers-- the Small Business Cloud Server, a scalable IT platform promising to be flexible, cost-effective, and easy to deploy and manage.

Small business cloudThe services comes in 3 sizes, 1-6 users, 7-20 users and 40+ users. Resellers get detailed monthly usage and billing information via the StreamOne cloud provisioning and billing platform, and one can also set usage thresholds and limits if required. The Small Business Cloud Server package includes with a Microsoft Azure virtual machine, Microsoft Office 365 (Exchange, Office and SharePoint), backup, storage, VPN functionality and optional remote desktop capability.

Qvest Media Expands into Copenhagen

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German system integrator Qvest Media continues its "strategic expansion" as it opens a location in Copenhagen, Denmark serving as a central hub for business in the Nordics and Baltics.

CopenhagenThe Copenhagen base extends the Qvest Managed Technology business division, whose portfolio comprises cloud services, infrastructure-as-a-service and support, into N. Europe. Leading it is the company's Nordic managing director, Peter Thomsen.

“The Nordic and Baltic countries are an important and attractive market for us, which is characterised by great openness for new media and technology trends," the company says. "With our experience in the design and development of digital and media technology infrastructures, we would like to play a significant role here in the future."

Prysm Adds Enterprise Collaboration

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Prysm announces more functionality for its digital workplace platform at InfoComm 2017, including co-browsing, quick start with video conferencing integration and a new mobile UI.

PrysmCo-browsing allows Prysm participants to access content via approved mobile device to view and interact with web content. All enabled users can make edits, while the content owner can monitor permissions and even view content in a secure manner, enhancing the collaboration experience for both in-room and remote participants.

Meanwhile quick start with video conference integration enables employees to access the Prysm platform without logging in for an instant start to meetings. Users can quickly place and control basic video conference settings via Prysm on-screen interface, without need for extra wires or hardware in the room, and participants are alerted to an incoming call, with the option to either accept or decline to easily join an existing meeting.

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