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Chicago Tribune: Major firms back nationwide tech campuses

Sep 21, 2000, 12:45 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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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