dcsimg
 
 

Introduction

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2007-06-11 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 

The software industry has matured, but M&A is still letting stalwarts like Oracle, Adobe and Symantec post top-line growth in excess of 20%.

The biggest public software companies are increasingly relying on acquisitions for growth, as they pick off weaker competitors or startup companies that have decided not to go it alone. In addition to their desire to get bigger, those doing the acquiring say they are responding to a move on the part of enterprise customers to reduce the number of vendors with which they do business.

Full story: How software's fastest growers got to where they are

Slide show: The list 1-40

Graphic: How software companies' financials compare

Next page: How software's fastest growers got to where they are



<123456>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
eWeek eWeek

Have the latest technology news and resources emailed to you everyday.

By submitting your information, you agree that baselinemag.com may send you Baselinemag offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that Baselinemag believes may be of interest to you. Baselinemag will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.

Click for a full list of Newsletterssubmit