Software Consolidation Time

from the merge-merge-merge dept

Everyone is always predicting consolidation in the software industry, and there’s always a steady stream of deals going down no matter how good or bad the economy is. Now, however, the WSJ (reprinted elsewhere, of course) is reporting that the deals really started heating up in the last month. It seems that the companies with cash are eagerly picking over what’s left over among struggling software companies, looking for ways to expand their product lines on the cheap. It will be interesting to look back a year or two from now and see how many of these deals are considered complete failures after their people are laid off and their products shuttered.

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