Feeds

Solectron buys Stream

Blast from Past

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Stream International, once one of the world's biggest resellers of software, has a new owner.

Step forward, Solectron, the contract manufacturer for outsourcing companies, which is acquiring privately-held Stream for an undisclosed sum.

Operating in nine countries, and headquartered in Massachusetts, Stream handles support and logistics for tech companies, especially software firms. It has 10,000 customer support agents. The company is backed by Bain Capital and reports revenues of $323m for FY2000.

Stream was set up in 1995, through the merger of Corporate Software & Technology, a significant reseller name at the time, and the Global Software Division of RR Donnelly, a printing and packaging specialist.

At the time, the merger looked peculiar, but hindsight shows that Corporate Software would struggled to survive on its own. ®

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.