Re: IBM bites bigtime

wade tillett on 9 Apr 2001 08:57:56 -0000

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Re: <nettime> IBM bites bigtime

Tuesday, April 03, 2001, 10:59:38 AM, wrote: > from the IBM annual report: > >> > So, we’re going to invest $1 billion in Linux, and we’ve dedicated > 1,500 programmers to enable every IBM hardware and software > product for Linux. Our strategy is to accelerate its adoption as a > platform that can support heavy-duty, enterprise workloads-such as > those already in production with customers like, Shell > International Exploration and Production in the Netherlands, and > Telia, Scandanavia’s largest telecommunications company. We think > that, at the end of the day, the operating system that provides the > most flexibility to customers is the one that is going to end up > winning. We’re voting with our customers on this one. We’re betting a > big part of IBM’s future on Linux. also from the IBM annual report: “For the eighth straight year, IBM earned more patents than any other company (more, in fact, than our eight closest competitors combined). By year end, fully one third of those patents had made their way from the lab to the marketplace?and were at work powering our own products or licensed to others. IBM’s total intellectual property portfolio generated more than $1.5 billion in income in 2000.” “Mills: Thinking customers today understand that you can’t implement a transformed e-business enterprise unless you get the infrastructure underneath it running. They also know they need a partner that can look across all these processes and see how to put them together. Infrastructure is going to be a winning play for us this year. Elix: For us, outsourcing is back strong. We cracked the market in Asia?in a way, we created the market in Asia. Then there’s e-sourcing, and the business transformation that underpins all of the infrastructure and hardware and software changes. That holds tremendous opportunities for growth.” # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: and “info nettime-l” in the msg body # archive: contact: