IDC joins the ranks of those who see Netflix (NFLX) as takeover bait (I, II), speculating...

|By:, SA News Editor

IDC joins the ranks of those who see Netflix (NFLX) as takeover bait (I, II), speculating Microsoft could bid for the company next year. The firm also thinks: cloud business software firms such as Workday, Taleo (TLEO), and NetSuite (N) may get bought out; SAP will acquire Jive Software; 15% of new mobile apps will be HTML5-based by year's end; and overall IT spending will grow by a healthy 6.9% next year.