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InfoWorld: The Beginning of the End

“You’ve heard this many places. Microsoft is in a bit of
trouble. If you think that you’ve heard this before–and that you
can’t count out a business with such strong financials, I suggest
you revisit a bit of recent history. The demise and re-birth of
IBM.

“For those of us competing with IBM in the mid to late ’80’s,
IBM was the prototypical 900lb gorrilla. They could do nothing
wrong, their products pervaded the business marketplace, and to
sell our Vaxes into an account, we had to basically hide it from IT
management. Just 5 years later, they were on the ropes, almost
irrelevant to the changing nature of the technology world…”


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