Tech Scorecard: Turbulent Times in the Tech Marketplace

A look at corporate moves in the IT sector

Supply chain technology companies have been among the most active in the mergers & acquisitions arena in recent months. In particular, HighJump Software, fresh off its divestiture from industrial giant 3M, has been busy plugging up holes in its portfolio of supply chain execution offerings by acquiring companies specializing in software aimed at the consumer goods (BelTek) and food & beverage (Insight Distribution Software) industries.

The following scorecard highlights significant corporate moves in the information technology sector since our last update in the December 2008 IW.

Company/Product Parent Company Transaction Type Technology
BelTek Systems Design HighJump Software acquisition direct store delivery solutions
Darby Corporate Solutions' GPS business Telogis acquired product line GPS fleet tracking solutions
i2 Technologies Inc. JDA Software Group Inc. terminated acquisition supply chain management
iLogic software Autodesk Inc. acquired from Logimetrix Inc. design automation technology
Insight Distribution Software HighJump Software acquired from Coaxis enterprise solutions for food & beverage industry
Logistics Technology Support ADSI acquisition distribution shipping solutions
mValent Oracle Corp. acquisition application configuration management
Oceanwide Inc. Descartes Systems Group acquisition logistics management software
Plex Systems Inc. Plexus Systems Inc. name change software-as-a-service ERP
Transitive Corp. IBM Corp. acquisition cross-platform virtualization
Vivacadena Agentrics acquisition inventory management solutions
WKD Solutions Ltd. CDC Software acquisition supply chain event management

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