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Gloves off in NYSE: Red Hat trading tech face-off

It was a bit perplexing when two weeks ago, apropos of nothing, commercial Linux distributor Red Hat affirmed its commitment to the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) messaging integration software that is at the heart of its Enterprise MRG-Messaging variant of the Linux stack it sells. Now we know why. This morning, the …
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Channel rumours round-up

Atos Origin and Getronics are the targets of rumoured takeovers this morning sending shares in both soaring. Dutch company Getronics was up five per cent late last week on rumours that KPN, the Dutch telco, was lining it up for a takeover. Getronics shares were steady this morning. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf said the company …
John Oates, 19 Mar 2007
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Atos to 'explore strategic options'

French IT services group Atos Origin has responded favourably to expressions of interest and invited private equity buyers to take a closer look. The firm released a statement yesterday confirming that its management team has "decided to explore strategic options to support the execution of the transformation plan, to further …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Mar 2007