Raise your hand if you like stats. What I find interesting about Brad Feld's Top 16 Technology Acquirers is that during the time period (2003 - 2005) these most active acquirers completed only 34% of all venture-backed IT M&A transactions. VentureOne and my estimates (VOne doesn't list 2003 IT M&A) show 682 tech deals done from 2003 - 2005.
Way to go Big Blue - Tied for #1 in acquisitions, opens up the patent portfolio and is the most active corporate venture investor. IBM looks like it's building for the future.