With 2011 just about under wraps, we asked our experts to weigh in on this year’s trends and enterprise software news-makers. Read this article to get their takes on 2011's biggest stories in the enterprise software industry, the year's hottest trends, and more. Log in to read now.
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this year via acquisition: Oracle ( RightNow , InQuira , and Endeca , to name only some), IBM ( DemandTec , Tririga , Emptoris , etc.), HP ( Autonomy ), SAP (SuccessFactors and Right Hemisphere , as well as numerous others). Vendor acquisitions that should have happened but didn’t: Siemens PLM / PTC/Dassault Systemes didn’t acquire Autodesk, JDA didn’t acquire Manhattan Associates , IBM didn’t acquire Ariba , and SAP and HP didn’t merge. One development that might be the most important of the