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This morning as I awoke at an ridiculously early hour (jet lag), to find my mailbox full of questions from journalists, commentators, and CMS Watch research subscribers asking for my take on the deal. Or more specifically (and this is interesting) why on earth did I thinkOpen Textwouldwantto buyVignette? The fact that they did came as no surprise at all as the potential acquisition has been discussed quite openly in the industry for many months now, and after Autonomy bought Interwoven a deal for Vignette was near certain.
It’s an interesting question as many commentators, including my colleagueKas have saidthat they believe that Open Text’s long acquisition spree has seldom made sense. I disagree. I think Vignette and almost every other vendor that Open Text has bought (and it’s a very long list) makes perfect sense.
Here’s why… continues @http://www.cmswatch.com