These vendors all have something to offer the enterprise IT industry, and teaming up with a big partner just might put them over the top.
2Ten Companies That Could Get Acquired – Websense
Although Websense is poised to acquire arch rival SurfControl, the whole data leakage issue combined with the need to identify trusted sites on the Internet makes Websense a compelling acquisition target in the wake of Cisco’s move to acquire IronPor
3Ten Companies That Could Get Acquired – EqualLogic
There are a number of companies pursuing the concept of thin storage provisioning, but EqualLogic seems to be gaining the most visibility in an emerging technology segment where both EMC and IBM are laggards.
4Ten Companies That Could Get Acquired – Autonomy
In the wake of all the compliance issues surrounding any number of regulations, most IT organizations have discovered that most of their valuable information is in unstructured data that is not easily searched, never mind managed. The Autonomy approa
5Ten Companies That Could Get Acquired – Six Apart
As the owners of TypePad and Movable Type, the owners of this service on the Web are building a destination site that portends an organic approach to knowledge management that will probably get the attention of Google, Microsoft or Yahoo.
6Ten Companies That Could Get Acquired – Open Text
On a grander scale, the whole concept of document management is becoming moot as IT organizations look for an approach to manage content regardless of where it resides, which is increasingly becoming of interest to IBM, Oracle and Microsoft.
7Ten Companies That Could Get Acquired – Everdream
As big vendors such as Dell, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and IBM drive into managed services, they are going to become a lot more interested in the companies that have gone before in this fast-growing segment.
8Ten Companies That Could Get Acquired – Troux Technologies
Figuring out the relationship between specific IT systems and the business processes they support is a dark art, so anybody with a tool that helps throw some light on the relationship between IT and the rest of the business is going to be interesting
9Ten Companies That Could Get Acquired – Palo Alto Networks
With a cast of characters that represents much of the intellectual capital surrounding firewalls, it’s a pretty fair bet that its efforts to clean up the security perimeter nightmare is going to attract some big-time attention.
10Ten Companies That Could Get Acquired – InovaWave
As virtualization continues to take hold, a lot of people are going to run into I/O performance issues and a little company that actually addresses the problem.
11Ten Companies That Could Get Acquired – FastSoft
By delivering a simple way to send large files over the Internet, this startup solves a problem for a lot of networks that are beginning to crack under the strain of multimedia files.
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