Thursday, August 10, 2006

IBM agrees to buy FileNet for $1.6 bln

And the mergers and acquisitions continue.... As analysts have been saying for months, infrastructure companies are buying up the content management pure plays and calling ECM infrastructure. IBM recently announced that they are buying FileNet. That leaves Vignette, Stellent and Interwoven, and BroadVision for companies like Sun, HP, RedHat, Novell, etc. to fight over. I don't know who is going to pair with who but if I had to guess...
  • Sun buys Vignette
  • Novell buys BroadVision
  • Red Hat buys Alfresco
  • HP buys Interwoven who buys Stellent
  • Google makes them all irrelevant ;)