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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
August 3, 2017

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: August 3, 2017. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.


News Flashes

Accenture has acquired Search Technologies, a Herndon, Virginia-based technology services firm specializing in the design, implementation and management of big data and search analytics. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Kamran Khan, president and CEO of Search Technologies, will lead a new Content Analytics team within Accenture Analytics.

Creative Media Works, operating as BBM Messenger has selected Pythian to help them migrate to the Google Cloud Platform. Pythian, a global IT services company that helps businesses adopt technologies to better compete, will help BBM Messenger move its mission-critical IT infrastructure for Android, iOS and Windows consumer BBM from BlackBerry on-prem data centers in Canada to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in Asia.

BackOffice Associates, a provider of information governance, data stewardship, and data migration solutions, has announced that Bridge Growth Partners, a private equity firm, has signed an agreement to make a majority equity investment in the company.

Cohesity, a provider of hyperconverged secondary storage, is releasing Cohesity Orion 5.0, enabling companies to simplify administration, reduce overall data copies, accelerate search and retrieval, and dramatically lower storage costs. Cohesity Orion 5.0 provides a platform for data protection and archiving that spans on-premises and cloud infrastructure that can be managed through a simple, single-pane-of-glass user interface.

Oracle, OpenSSL and SafeLogic are investing in developing the next-generation open source OpenSSL 1.1 FIPS 140-2 module, and have called for others to join the effort. OpenSSL is a widely used and respected cryptographic library that protects data transfers across computer networks. Oracle has made a $50,000 seed investment to start the project.

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