March 29, 2011 – More than 1,900 mergers and acquisitions took place in the information and communications technology sector in 2010 at a value totaling more than $200 billion, according to the latest IDC report. The research found M&A activity in the information and communications technology sector made a strong rebound in 2010 as the global economy recovered and IT spending grew from the recession of 2008-2009.

2010’s majority of M&A deals, according to IDC findings, were concentrated in application-related areas, including enterprise applications (586 deals) and Internet applications (421 deals). Activity also surged in the infrastructure segment where there were more than 219 deals led by strong interest in security and storage companies.

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