2 recent acquisitions in the Information Services market

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BY : Diego GutiérrezNovember Mon, 2020

Baker Tilly analyses what are the acquisitions The most recent developments in the sector.But before we look at it, we explain what Information Services is.The global information services or IS industry employs integrated methods to gather, process, communicate and store different types of information in order to improve the efficiency of society and organisations. Information Services data, encompassing people, software, hardware and procedures, is used to study, analyse and improve decision-making processes. 

VMware and Pivotal 

VMware completed a deal to buy cloud-native platform provider Pivotal Software, for which it paid $2.7 billion. 

2 recent acquisitions in the Information Services market

VMware provides virtualisation software available for X86 compatible computers. This software includes VMware Workstation, and the free VMware Server and VMware Player. VMware's software can run on Windows, Linux, and the macOS platform running on Intel processors, under the name VMware Fusion. 

Pivotal is also a US multinational software and services company based in San Francisco that provided consulting and cloud platform hosting services. 

Pivotal's product offering will be key to extending VMware Tanzu's portfolio of products and services. In addition, both companies are poised to be the Kubernetes enabler, with a deep understanding of both operators and developers. 

LightBox and Digital Map Products 

Digital Map Products (DMP) was created to provide location intelligence and decision making as an easy-to-deploy technology, integrating it into the daily workflow. Its technology benefits more than half of the US population every day. Although in 2019, DMP was acquired by LightBox. 

LightBox is a leading provider of due diligence, risk management, location intelligence, marketing and workflow solutions that enable decision making. The company is creating new solutions to facilitate real estate transparency, efficiency and insight. 

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