"Just before Easter, IBM held a meeting of European analysts in
the City of Rome. As might be expected, given the size of the
vendor and the enormous scope of its solution offerings, the
discussions ranged far and wide. The tone of the meeting was set,
perhaps more strongly than ever before, at considering how IBM can
help address the drivers faced by CIOs and their businesses today.
Big Blue made much of its support of 'Open' computing as the path
its solutions will take to help its customers face their