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7/22/2015 12:30 PM EDT
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R_Colin_Johnson
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Is IBM in Decline or Reinvention?
R_Colin_Johnson   7/23/2015 12:46:56 PM
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IBM's overall revenue was down (again) this year, but the company is also reinventing itself by shifting from selling hardware (primarily) to selling "-as-a-service" products, such as Watson-as-a-service and Bluemix, its cloud platform-as-a-service. Both of those examples are growing fast, but will they make up the difference from selling primarily hardware? IOW: Is IBM in Decline or Reinvention?

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Is IBM Doing the Right Thing?
R_Colin_Johnson   7/22/2015 6:25:39 PM
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Despite IBM's overall upward earnings per share bump on reduced revenue (after divesting its semiconductor and x86 server groups) its cloud group is growing by leaps and bounds--70 percent up over last year. The company intends adapt to the times the same way it embraced Linux, by grooming the open-source community, donating the time of their experts, training for 30,000+, and 50+ open-source apps to the effort in 2015--and that's just the start, according to Sandy Carter, IBM general manager for Cloud Ecosystems and Developers. Do you think they are doing the right thing?

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