In the Salesforce market it seems that at least bi-monthly there are changes to the eco-system, bearing in mind the news last week that yet another GSI (IBM) snapped up a smaller independent consultancy (Bluewolf) to leverage market share. 

I thought the article below was particularly interesting as you witness Appirio's CEO Chris Barbin using this news as leverage to add some kudos and gravity to the direction that Appirio are moving in. 

This is a shrewd move to safely distance themselves away from being a GSIs new buddy not only will this impact the current client base but it could help with the growth of those fed up of GSIs and want some stability with a partner who is here to stay. 

Bluewolf certainly won't be the last to do this either. Who do you think will be next?