Chicago Tribune: Major firms back nationwide tech campuses

“At a splashy New York news conference set to a Hollywood-style
score, Blum and partner Jim Watson unveiled plans Tuesday for their
Aliso Viejo-based venture, called Enfrastructure Inc.”

“Watson said Microsoft, IBM, accounting firm Arthur Andersen and
Avaya, a recent Lucent Technologies Inc. spinoff, had ponied up
most of the funds for Enfrastructure and agreed to supply their
brand-name products to campus tenants….”

“‘If they’re distracted by choosing between [Windows] NT or
Unix, Apple or IBM, thinking about, Who should I get to do the
air-conditioning?, they can’t get down to the real business,’ said
Bruce Caldwell, a senior analyst at GartnerGroup.”

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