Data Storage: Who Will Ride the IT M and A Wave Following Oracle-Sun?
In the wake of the April 20 news that Oracle is swallowing Sun Microsystems for a net of $5.6 billion, talk on the street of subsequent mergers & acquisitions activity has begun to heat up. For some reasons, these deals sometimes come in waves, but the economy is the most significant factor. "We believe there is going to be more M&A activity in technology because valuations are depressed, and it is going to be difficult for many companies to grow in this economy. What will be interesting is how the transactions evolve," Enterprise Strategy Group analyst Brian Babineau told eWEEK. We've talked to industry vendors, channel folks and analysts, and we have aggregated their opinions here.