Technology companies like Microsoft or Dell may be interested in using the poor market conditions as a buying opportunity. Small, trading about a third of its value last year, and offering a top of the line product, Double-Take would make an ideal buy-out target. The buy-out price would likely include business synergies, and boost Double-Take's current share price.
Companies that need mainframe access and constantly connected servers will continue to pay for Double-Take's services regardless of the state of the economy. Double-Take offers some of the best data-replication software, and has major clients that have no reason to leave it. By offering a specific protection service Double-Take is not exposed to the same risks as its main competitors that offer non-vital business software.