This IDC Pivot Table tracks every M&A and IPO deal in IT for 3Q14. Data tracked includes acquiring company, target company, market, region, deal value, vertical industry, and deal notes. The accompanying sister document, 3Q14 Tech M&A and IPO Analysis Report (forthcoming), contains analysis, trending by market, and forward-looking analysis.

Suppliers can introduce an array of new products and partnerships, but things really get interesting is when clients put those solutions into action, so we’ll start there with our NFV & SDN Zone Week in Review this week.

Large enterprise IT customers, multi-services operators, communications and cloud service providers require high availability and scalability of Virtual Network Functions (VNF) in data centers that are hosted by software-defined operators.

Europe will remain an important center of technological innovation in the financial industry. The 2014 release of IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings Top 100 reaffirms powerful European presence within the financial services industry.

Dmitry Loschinin, CEO of Luxoft, a company that provides software for high frequency trading platforms, says there has been growth in the area.

The Internet of Things is gaining popularity among the Indian enterprises, government and consumers, but security concerns and the lack of relevant business cases may limit adoption. IoT solution providers must allay these concerns and educate end-user organizations on the benefits of IoT.

The HfS Location Practice keeps track of the location moves of the service providers and the captives to analyze latest data and trends. Q3 FY2014 was a busy quarter - as the location moves of 21 service providers, and eight captives were publicly announced. This PoV analyzes these locations moves and key takeaways along with their alignment to the recent HfS research. - See more at: http://www.hfsresearch.com/new-location-announcements-by-service-providers---captives-in-q2-2015#sthash.Uz6z7bqE.dpuf