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The 10 Biggest Tech Acquisitions Of 2014

Chris Griffin

Tech Movers And Shakers

The tech world is no stranger to big-time mergers and acquisitions, with 2014 seeing a bunch of M&A announcements and deals go down. But what deals had the most impact on the channel?

Security solution provider superpowers FishNet Security and Accuvant decided to no longer go it alone, combining to create a $1.5 billion behemoth. VMware, which struggled for years to get traction with mobile virtualization, acquired mobile device management vendor AirWatch for $1.5 billion. The biggest M&A rumor of 2013 proved to be true in 2014 when Lenovo unveiled plans to buy IBM's x86 server business, reshuffling the entire server landscape.

The year even wrapped up with a blockbuster deal, with Riverbed announcing it would be acquired for $3.6 billion in cash by two private equity firms.

Here we present the 10 biggest tech acquisitions of 2014. Also, check out the rest of CRN's biggest and best of 2014.

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