Although IBM missed out on acquiring Sun Microsystems, the former will have more merger opportunities that will help improve competition, said Peter Misek, technology analyst at Canaccord Adams.
“There are a couple acquisitions—more small,” Misek told CNBC.
Misek said IBM should acquire smaller firms if it wants to compete against the likes of Cisco Systems .
“Cisco’s entered IBM’s market in the server side so IBM can go after somebody like F5 or Juniper,” he said. “That would allow IBM to compete head-to-head with Cisco and really take their datacenter business to the next level,”
Misek said he disapproves of Oracle and Sun’s latest deal.