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NewsFactor: Is IBM Too Big To Topple?

Jul 07, 2003, 21:00 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vincent Ryan)

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"Four or five years ago, when IBM was struggling to re-establish itself as the dominant IT provider, a lawsuit like the one brought by SCO this March might have been a lot scarier. A threat to IBM's software and server businesses would have seemed like a threat to the entire company's future.

"But today everything is different. IBM is dominating so many product areas that a danger to any one seems trivial. Or is it? Could SCO's lawsuit cause customer defections and drive IBM's new Linux product direction right into the ground? The consensus is that no one really knows. However, SCO's actions could expose some cracks in IBM's armor--weaknesses that its competitors are waiting to exploit..."

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