IT & Network Infrastructure : 10 Intriguing, but Unlikely Mergers of IT Giants

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2010-06-16 Print this article Print
10 Intriguing but Unlikely Mergers of IT Giants

10 Intriguing but Unlikely Mergers of IT Giants

by Don Reisinger
In the tech industry, trying to compete with the juggernauts can be extremely difficult. Not only do they put pressure on smaller firms, they continue to innovate beyond what other companies are capable of achieving. That's precisely why mergers and acquisitions might be best for some firms in the industry. By merging with other companies, they can bolster their lineup of offerings, and become a more efficient firm that can compete against companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google. That said, the chances of any major mergers occurring among the largest and richest IT technology companies are quite slim. But that shouldn't stop anyone from offering up some ideas. Here is a look at 20 tech companies that should merge, but sadly, probably never will.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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