Saturday, December 17, 2011

Top 10 Tech Acquisitions of 2011

[ via Information Week ] 16 Dec

While 2011 wasn't a year of historically huge tech merger and acquisition deals, activity was nonetheless vigorous. Google alone bought more than 20 companies, while the likes of HP, Oracle, SAP, Dell, and Microsoft rounded out their mature product portfolios with acquisitions. Among the strongest riptides in enterprise IT M&A: software as a service (SaaS), mobility, big data, and social networking, writes Rob Preston in Information Week.

Herein under are listed the Top 10 tech acuisitions that took place in 2011 - which many may have skipped to know earlier.

  1. VMware and Socialcast
  2. SAS Institute and Assetlink
  3. Dell and Force10
  4. Microsoft and Skype
  5. Oracle and RightNow
  6. Salesforce.com and Radian6
  7. AT&T and T-Mobile
  8. Google and Motorola Mobility
  9. HP and Autonomy
  10. SAP and SuccessFactors

Read full story for details on each acquisition listed above.

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