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6 Microsoft Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?

Microsoft bought big data, email, and machine learning businesses on its holiday shopping spree. What will they bring to its future?
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Aorato (Nov. 13, 2014)
In mid-November, Microsoft confirmed its purchase of Israeli-based Aorato, which uses machine learning to find potentially harmful security risks, both in the cloud and within hybrid cloud and on-premises environments. The company was cofounded by former members of the Israeli Defense Forces. 

Aorato was chosen with the idea that it would enhance Microsoft's cloud strategy. In a blog post, Microsoft officials state that Aorato will improve its ability to provide customers with strong identity and access solutions. The acquisition also draws attention to Microsoft's consistently strong focus on building its enterprise offerings.

(Image source: CyberNation)

Aorato (Nov. 13, 2014)

In mid-November, Microsoft confirmed its purchase of Israeli-based Aorato, which uses machine learning to find potentially harmful security risks, both in the cloud and within hybrid cloud and on-premises environments. The company was cofounded by former members of the Israeli Defense Forces.

Aorato was chosen with the idea that it would enhance Microsoft's cloud strategy. In a blog post, Microsoft officials state that Aorato will improve its ability to provide customers with strong identity and access solutions. The acquisition also draws attention to Microsoft's consistently strong focus on building its enterprise offerings.

(Image source: CyberNation)

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