According to the research firm, they predict that Apple could end up acquiring companies such as Box or Dropbox. As it stands, Apple and Box are both partnered with IBM in a bid to target the enterprise market. Box and Dropbox are also online data storage firms, but given that Apple already has iCloud which allows users to backup data to the cloud, we’re not sure what acquiring Box or Dropbox would accomplish, save for removing a competitor from the market.
I know what Apple would accomplish by acquiring Box or Dropbox:
Acquiring highly competent people with an excellent knowledge of how to build a reliably working cloud service.