Symantec Snaps Up Altiris
I am an unabashed fan of Windows third parties. These companies plug holes in
Microsoft tools, make it easier to use and manage, and add features Redmond
either hasn't thought of or hasn't been able to build.
I have mixed feelings about the news that Altiris
is being acquired by Symantec. Sometimes, when a smaller company is swallowed
by a larger one, a certain spark is lost. And the circle of Windows third parties
certainly shrinks by one.
But I understand that entrepreneurs usually build companies so they can go
public (fat chance these days) or get sold. So congrats, Altiris!
The Altiris deal ain't exactly small potatoes. Symantec is expected to pay
some $830 million.
Posted by Doug Barney on 01/30/2007 at 1:15 PM