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CNET News.com: [Gartner] Commentary: Inprise/Borland looking for better fit than Corel

May 23, 2000, 22:31 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Driver)

"We [GartnerGroup] advised Corel and Inprise/Borland customers to view this acquisition neither as an immediate threat to continued viability nor as a significant advantage over competing vendors. The termination of the proposed merger leaves both Corel and Inprise/Borland free to pursue more appropriate financial and partnership opportunities."

"It is in Inprise/Borland's long-term interest financially to find a partnership that can create more value than was possible with the proposed Corel merger. If Inprise/Borland does not return to sustained profitability on its own within this fiscal year (ending Dec. 31, 2000), or if an appropriate merger candidate is not found, Inprise/Borland customers and partners should consider moving to a vendor better positioned and capable of providing long-term presence in the e-business application development tool and middleware market."

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