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InfoWorld: The Beginning of the End

Apr 05, 2006, 00:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ryan)

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"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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