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CNET News: Survival of Software's Fittest

Aug 16, 2004, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin LaMonica)

"Experts say the business software industry will consolidate as companies try to increase their range of products to better compete for tight IT budgets. That pressure is prompting midsize firms and the industry's largest players to consider combinations that might have been dismissed only a few years ago.

"Sun Microsystems' chief operating officer and president, Jonathan Schwartz, created a stir earlier this month when he disclosed that Sun has considered buying Novell. Although the notion of a Sun-Novell merger was dismissed as unlikely by many industry analysts, the hint of the discussions in Sun's executive suite demonstrates the dramatic moves that technology suppliers are considering..."

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