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Symantec acquisition by Broadcom
« on: March 04, 2020, 01:43:15 PM »
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Re: Symantec acquisition by Broadcom
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2020, 05:01:37 PM »
Symantec acquisition by Broadcom ends in license/support chaos
https://borncity.com/win/2020/03/03/symantec-acquisition-by-broadcom-ends-in-license-support-chaos/

It never ceases to amaze my how these takeovers turn to rat droppings.

Surely the acquired company would retain the name (as it is very established) and underlying infrastructure rather than try and hive everything off to their own servers, etc. only to find they are insufficient to meet the additional load.  Hacking off your paid users isn't going to benefit the business.
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Re: Symantec acquisition by Broadcom
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2020, 08:59:40 PM »
Symantec acquisition by Broadcom ends in license/support chaos
https://borncity.com/win/2020/03/03/symantec-acquisition-by-broadcom-ends-in-license-support-chaos/

It never ceases to amaze my how these takeovers turn to rat droppings.

Surely the acquired company would retain the name (as it is very established) and underlying infrastructure rather than try and hive everything off to their own servers, etc. only to find they are insufficient to meet the additional load.  Hacking off your paid users isn't going to benefit the business.
Is this acquisition Worldwide?
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Re: Symantec acquisition by Broadcom
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2020, 09:50:56 PM »
Symantec acquisition by Broadcom ends in license/support chaos
https://borncity.com/win/2020/03/03/symantec-acquisition-by-broadcom-ends-in-license-support-chaos/

It never ceases to amaze my how these takeovers turn to rat droppings.

Surely the acquired company would retain the name (as it is very established) and underlying infrastructure rather than try and hive everything off to their own servers, etc. only to find they are insufficient to meet the additional load.  Hacking off your paid users isn't going to benefit the business.
Is this acquisition Worldwide?

It would appear so, given the information and other links in the above article.
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Re: Symantec acquisition by Broadcom
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2020, 09:53:01 PM »
Symantec acquisition by Broadcom ends in license/support chaos
https://borncity.com/win/2020/03/03/symantec-acquisition-by-broadcom-ends-in-license-support-chaos/

It never ceases to amaze my how these takeovers turn to rat droppings.

Surely the acquired company would retain the name (as it is very established) and underlying infrastructure rather than try and hive everything off to their own servers, etc. only to find they are insufficient to meet the additional load.  Hacking off your paid users isn't going to benefit the business.
Is this acquisition Worldwide?

It would appear so, given the information and other links in the above article.
Good. Just another good reason to avoid it. :)
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