The Titans of Cash

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Tech companies are shedding jobs and issuing profit warnings faster than you can Twitter your latest brainstorm. But which vendors have the best cash reserves? Google is on the list, but it’s not No. 1.

3. Google
Cash Reserves:   $14.412 billion
2007 Revenue:    $16.594 billion
Number of 2008 M&As: 2
Value of M&As:  Undisclosed

2. Microsoft  
Cash Reserves:   $20.722 billion
2007 Revenue:    $51.122 billion
Number of 2008 M&As: 20
Value of M&As:  $1.484 billion

Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.