JDA and i2 tieup helps both firms jump up in the Lighthouse Software Index

Lighthouse Software Index - September 2008JDA Software and i2 Technologies are the two high performers this month. Both firms have jumped up 14 positions this month due to the analyst focus on the planned acquisition of i2 by JDA. The jump in ranking has also helped i2 get into the top 25 this month.

Citrix is another high profile firm to gain analyst focus this month. The firm’s announcement of new products for cloud computing and analyst focus on its virtualization strategy has helped it move up 4 positions. The firm is now ranked impressively high, at the 8th spot.

Amdocs is the only firm to move out of the top 25 this month. The firm has announced the availability of a new range of products for digital content retailing. However, focus on i2 has meant that the firm has been pushed out of the top 25 this month. Open Text is the biggest loser in the top 50 firms of the Software Index. The firm has dropped 12 places and is now ranked at 43.

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Duncan Chapple