Another security startup has foundered and seen its assets acquired by a healthier competitor.
According to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Cirond Corp. has bought the intellectual property of startup ServGate and a sizeable chunk of its workforce as part of a foreclosure sale.
The documents, filed earlier this month, reveal that half of ServGate's 100-plus workforce will be retained by Cirond, which focuses on wired and wireless security. (See Cirond, Network Utilities Team.)
The deal is also the second in less than a week where ambition has outpaced cash reserves in the security sector. Fortinet confirmed earlier this week that it had acquired the remaining assets of CoSine Communications, first reported last Friday by Dark Reading. (See Fortinet Scoops Up CoSine IP .)
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.