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Gartner Invest Analyst Insight: State of Play in Software Deals for 2018

Published: 31 January 2018

ID: G00352538

Analyst(s): Adam Woodyer


The centralization of IT infrastructure via hyperscale cloud vendors, the continued shift to open source, ongoing commoditization and the race to gain dominance in the enterprise applications markets have all contributed to what looks to be an attractive environment for corporate M&A in 2018.

Table Of Contents

Company Impact

Essential Insight

  • Hyperscale Vendors and the Centralization of IT Infrastructure
  • Open Source and Continued Commoditization
  • Application Software Is Not Immune
  • Implications for the Coming Year

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