20 smartest enterprise tech acquisitions from 2009 to 2019, according to analysts

The list ranges from Dell's $67 billion acquisition of EMC and its major subsidiary VMware – the largest pure-tech deal of all time – to Google's acquisition of the artificial intelligence startup DeepMind.


The last decade saw some massive upheavals in the tech world, as the rise of cloud computing platforms like Amazon Web Services and the maturation of cutting-edge artificial intelligence completely changed the way companies buy, use, and manage their IT infrastructure.

Amid that great change came consolidation: The likes of Microsoft, Google, and IBM spent big to acquire companies large and small that could help them establish their position in the new world. We even saw the single largest pure tech deal of all time, when Dell acquired EMC and its major subsidiary VMware for $67 billion.

We asked experts to weigh in on which of these deals they thought made the biggest difference, from Microsoft and LinkedIn to Google and DeepMind.

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