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  • iamgarce iamgarce Dec 5, 2012 11:19 AM Flag

    IBM getting out of hardware buisness then co will break up into software / serivces

    You mean John Opel , right ... IBM"S decision to exit hardware goes back to mid 80's .....
    once the margins shrink on mainframes / servers , that production will get jobbed out .... they'll make
    the chips , and continue with heavy R&D .....

    while they never announce such , there should soon be a huge cost reduction in big iron , as the
    chip packing completes the migration to organic packaging for the powerful chips .. should be
    coming in the next 2 years .... that may save what remnants of hardware IBM currently has ...
    but really , IBM could do quite well by just giving away the hardware and providing software / services ...

    Once IBM gets a real handle on the carbon nanotubes , you will probably see IBM build their
    own massive center , run from the cloud , and finally acheive 40 years of vision ... making computing
    a utility ...

 
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