Red Hat Acquires Consulting Expertise–But At What Price?

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“Red Hat will need to walk a fine line in the middleware market.
Even as the open source company continues to build its channel, Red
Hat today opened its wallet to acquire a middleware consulting firm
that specializes in JBoss applications.

“The move comes at a key time for Red Hat. The company has
conceded that its JBoss acquisition, made in 2006, hasn’t met
financial expectations. Today’s purchase of Amentra, which employs
roughly 120 middleware consultants, could help to accelerate JBoss
customer engagements…”

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