Barron's Top 10 Most Likely Tech Take-outs
Riverbed Tech RVBD $21.18 – Maker of systems improving corporate data and applications performance is in a “hot space.”
Brocade Comm BRCD $9.00 – Storage as well as networking equipment make it attractive to all the big companies.
Juniper Networks JNPR $27.31 - Unique in that it could be an acquirer or acquired. Needs to get bigger.
F5 Networks FFIV $48.02 – Products increase cost-efficiency of Web-driven server farms.
BMC Software BMC $37.07 – Business services software has good growth prospects.
Red Hat RHT $27.70 – Leading provider of open-source software based on Linux might appeal to full-service giants.
Citrix Systems CTXS $39.30 – Microsoft seen as most likely suitor for its desktop virtualization software.
CommVault Sys CVLT $20.56 – NetApp and Dell rumored to be interested in company’s fast-growing mix of storage wares.
3Par PAR $11.58 – Pioneer in systems that boost data capacity of existing corporate storage.
NetApp NTAP $28.78 – Big outfits expanding their offerings might want to snap up a pure play in the field. Source