IDG Contributor Network: Why are software vendors going private?

I wrote a while ago about the marketing of going public, and how Hortonworks' early stage IPO was a bold move designed to re-capture focus from the industry. So far the bet seems to be paying off, Hortonworks having recently announced strong numbers.

Hortonworks is not alone. There are many IPOs happening or planned for this year. At the same time, we are seeing several large vendors withdraw from the public market. In the integration space alone, TIBCO made the move less than a year ago...

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