Service Extensions, Collaborations, Acquisitions, New Business Solutions and Expanded Alliances - Research Report on Microsoft, IBM, Broadcom, Salesforce, and Accenture
11 Sep, 2013, 08:00 ET
NEW YORK, September 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), Salesforce.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRM), and Accenture plc (NYSE: ACN). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Microsoft Corporation Research Report
On September 8, 2013, Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) announced its plans to bring Xbox Music to iOS and Android devices, as well as free streaming on Xbox music via the Web. According to the Company, Xbox Music combines the best of all music offerings with free streaming on the Web and on Windows 8 PCs and tablets, Internet radio, subscription (called Xbox Music Pass), and download-to-own options. The Company further said that with its latest plan, access to Xbox Music grows to include iOS and Android devices, as well as a free Web-based interface on computers. Microsoft said that in the coming months, additional updates for iOS and Android platforms will become available, including an offline mode that lets users save their music to their device for playback without an Internet or data connection. The Full Research Report on Microsoft Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/cb4d_MSFT]
International Business Machines Corp. Research Report
On September 9, 2013, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) announced that it was selected by E.ON Metering (E.ON) to operate its Smart Metering IT infrastructure in a private cloud. Under the agreement, E.ON will migrate and host the infrastructure in a private cloud using IBM SmartCloud, at one of IBM's data centers in Germany. Simultaneously, the new platform will be upgraded with new analytics and management tools based on IBM software that will allow E.ON to provide higher-value-added data services for customers. According to IBM, the collaboration is aimed at developing a new and innovative system that will lay important foundations for future business decisions and individual service offerings for E.ON customers and for the further development of business models.The Full Research Report on International Business Machines Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/1c4d_IBM]
Broadcom Corporation Research Report
On September 4, 2013, Broadcom Corporation (Broadcom) announced a definitive agreement to acquire LTE-related assets from affiliates of Renesas Electronics Corporation (Renesas). The Company expects the acquisition to accelerate availability of its first multimode, carrier-validated LTE SoC platform into early 2014. Broadcom anticipates a payment of $164 million in cash for the transaction. Broadcom also expects the transaction to be dilutive to EPS on a non-GAAP basis by approximately $0.12 in Q4 2013, and dilutive to non-GAAP EPS by $0.10 to $0.15 in full-year 2014. Further, the Company expects the transaction to be roughly neutral to non-GAAP EPS by H2 2014 and is expected to be accretive to non-GAAP EPS in full-year 2015. The transaction, which is expected to close early in the Q4 2013, has been approved by the Boards of Directors of Broadcom and Renesas, and is subject to customary closing conditions. The Full Research Report on Broadcom Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/496f_BRCM]
Salesforce.com, Inc. Research Report
On September 6, 2013, Salesforce.com, Inc. (Salesforce) announced the delivery of Salesforce Files, which enable companies to connect any file to business. According to the Company, Salesforce Files is the only enterprise file system that connects any file seamlessly with sales, service, marketing, and other business processes, from any device. It enables customer companies to unlock files from third-party repositories and make them mobile and social in a single, trusted platform. Commenting on the new tool, Jonathan Green, Vice President of Information Technologies at DenMat, said, "DenMat's adoption of Salesforce Files allows us to ensure that our customers, our employees and our partners all have access to the right file, at the right time in a highly secure and scalable manner. We can now spend more time innovating on new technologies and growing our business." The Full Research Report on Salesforce.com, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/a03f_CRM]
Accenture plc Research Report
On September 5, 2013, Accenture plc (Accenture) and SAP AG announced that they are expanding their alliance with a unique business model to provide clients with end-to-end solutions running on the SAP HANA platform. According to the Company, the first offering ready for release by the duo, is the Marketing Performance Solution, which enables chief marketing officers (CMOs) to view and act on centralized key marketing performance data. "This bold initiative to extend our powerful combination of Accenture's industry-leading capabilities with vertical applications running on SAP HANA signals the next step in our global alliance with SAP," said Mark Willford, Senior Managing Director, Technology Ecosystem & Offerings at Accenture. "Our new solutions are expected to provide ultimate flexibility for enterprises. They will have access to leading industry applications running on SAP HANA with all software and hardware components under a single contract." The Full Research Report on Accenture plc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/c6f0_ACN]
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