"As software firms merge, synergy is elusive" - WSJ (sub required)
Glad others are pointing out that software M&A while good for investors has not been all that great for technology users.
The article says the vendor tactics have become kinder and gentler than when CA was doing its many acquisitions...but the benefits to buyers have been similarly elusive.
Thanks to Mary Ann at Sandhill.com for the WSJ pointer. It was her polite reminder I owe her a column on the topic.