Last week saw a flurry of investment and acquisition deals involving companies operating in the cloud.
Those included two private equity giants looking to claim a stake in the rapidly emerging business process automation and workflow management market.
There also was a significant acquisition that unified two unified communications providers, creating a powerhouse in the business communications and collaboration market.
A business process outsourcer saw the advantage of being able to offer customers outsourced IT resources as well, picking up a cloud infrastructure provider with a specialty in delivering virtual desktops.
And a virtual desktop services provider purchased the software developer whose technology it delivered to the MSP market.