Industry-specific cloud collaboration software and mobile technologies are transforming numerous vertical markets

Many of today’s widely available software solutions for enterprise content management and collaboration have been designed as horizontal, one-size-fits-all platforms to maximise their vendors’ addressable market. Many of these products are therefore relatively generic in their functionality, e.g. Microsoft Sharepoint or DropBox. As today’s powerful cloud technologies allow for extending collaboration beyond the borders of… Read more >

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Rise of Chinese Technology M&A

Chinese acquisitions of technology companies are on the rise. Of the $107 billion which Chinese acquirers spent on acquisitions in 2015, more than $28 billion was spent on technology acquisitions alone, more than double the level of activity in 2014. Whereas dealmaking was previously driven by government policy (through state-owned enterprises), independent Chinese enterprises now… Read more >