Ah, the investment bankers are circling again. Late Friday rumors started circulating about IBM discussions of acquiring Fortinet. With a weekend to stew and the gap open for Fortinet stock, it makes sense to think about what a potential deal means, right?
Wrong. I’m pretty sure you have a lot to do. I’m also pretty sure that whether IBM buys Fortinet or not, you’ll still have a lot to do. If you are a Fortinet customer, you may have some impact. If you are an IBM customer or are still running ISS gear, you may have some new options. But ultimately until a deal is announced, spending even one single brain cycle on it is a waste of time.
So go back to your To-Do list. And if/when a deal is announced, we’ll be there to tell you what to worry about and why. But until then, get back to work.