So, having set out to purchase Metastorm in February, Open Text has followed up less than 6 months later with the acquisition of Global 360. It?s not much of a secret that Global 360 was looking to be acquired; the hiring of some key webMethods executives in 2008 signalled the start of a concerted effort to shape the company up for a sale. Still, it caught many industry observers (including me) by surprise to see the company follow so closely in the footsteps of another BPM technology vendor and be snapped up by Open Text.
The surprise factor may be one of the reasons this acquisition made so much more news than the Metastorm acquisition.
August 1, 2011