CNET News: Software’s ‘Stack Wars’

“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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