Just recently, there have been a number of announcements from the
heavyweights of the software industry. These events have the
potential to make a big impact on the industry and on user plans.
Whenever a vendor acquires another company, reorganises or announces
a new strategy the effects are sure to be manifested in changed
product roadmaps, reduced support or R & D for products, account
management changes and many other aspects that could change user
plans. By understanding the impact of announcements such as those
discussed below, users can avoid costly mistakes when choosing
products and services in a constantly evolving market.