Tuesday, 4 January 2005
Economist.com | Software takeovers. Who says the software industry is boring? I've been wondering what all this M and A action in the industry has been about. I originally thought it was just medium and big companies beachcombing after the dotcom tsunami, but it has gone on for a while now. Perhaps a reflection of the instability caused by entrenched incumbents on the one hand and the free-wheeling, revolutionary open-source movement on the other hand?