Next year, niche software companies will be on the acquisition menus of the big tech players....

|By:, SA News Editor

Next year, niche software companies will be on the acquisition menus of the big tech players. The hottest picks will be firms that can cut IT budgets as part of long-term support contracts. And with some $290B on their balance sheets, the top 10 vendors will be "looking to place bets on emerging technologies."