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The 10 Largest Tech M&A Deals Of 2018 (So Far)

The first half of 2018 saw a dizzying array of mergers and acquisitions, as technology giants aiimed to stake their claim in an ever-changing global IT landscape.

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A Buyer's Market

The biggest names in tech -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Accenture, Cisco Systems, AT&T and Sprint -- came to play and brought their wallets when it came to acquisitions in a dizzying first half of 2018.

Some of the buys are changing the solution provider landscape, such as with merger of Getronics and Pomeroy, which emerges on the other side of the deal as a global player with 9,000 employees and a reach into more than 100 countries -- and that wasn't even the biggest deal of the first six months.

Among the top deals was Synnex's $2.8 billion acquisition of call center operations leader Convergys. The deal instantly puts the distributor with its Concentrix division into a clear leadership position in the business process outsourcing market.

(For more on the biggest news of 2018, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")

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