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CNET News: Software's 'Stack Wars'

Apr 19, 2006, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin LaMonica)

"To move ahead, big software companies are reaching back to a familiar strategy: offering customers a soup-to-nuts 'stack' of software products.

"It's an old approach revised for new competition. The idea is to increase sales by offering everything from an operating system to database software and business applications. IBM has for years followed that model, selling everything from hardware to software and services to put all of the pieces together..."

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