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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A New Acquisition in the ECM Space

As predicted in one of my earlier posts..

...I think that we will see more acquisitions and/or mergers happening during 2008-2009. There are a number of tier-2 players in the ECM space that are ripe for acquisition and there are a number of hardware vendors that might look to expand their footprint within their own customer base through new initiatives around ECM and the intelligence these products bring to the storage or server environments. Vignette, Interwoven et al. fit firmly into this arena - potential suitors may include HP, Dell or Sun. saw the announcement that HP has made a move to acquire Tower Software, a Canberra based supplier of ECM (records predominately) software - TRIM.

I still predict that we will see 1 or 2 more acquisitions in the ECM space during the course of 2008, HDS have yet to make a move for example. I wish Martin and the guys at Tower all the best and good luck with the future under the HP umbrella.


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