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of 2011: the Japan earthquake and Taiwan floods are just a couple of the natural disasters that have exposed global supply chain risks and the need to act swiftly (see my series on merging planning with execution ). The vendors that chewed up the largest amount of competitive turf this year via acquisition: Oracle ( RightNow , InQuira , and Endeca , to name only some), IBM ( DemandTec , Tririga , Emptoris , etc.), HP ( Autonomy ), SAP (SuccessFactors and Right Hemisphere , as well as numerous others).