5 more tech deals that need to happen

Earlier this month, Microsoft made the deal of the year when it agreed to purchase enterprise social networking service Yammer. Meanwhile, the IPO market is dead after Facebook’s much-discussed botched issuance and subsequent valuation slide. Suddenly, going public is out, while getting bought is very in.

Jive still makes enterprise tech cool, reports Q4 earnings

In the fourth quarter of 2011, Jive increased its revenue by 53 percent over the same period last year, earning $22.5 million. Revenue directly associated with product was up 61 percent at $19.2 million. Jive provides social business software, which allows businesses to communicate with each other outside of instant messages and e-mails. Indeed, Jive sees a 27 percent drop in e-mail in companies where it is in operation.