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  • jdchris67 jdchris67 Oct 9, 2013 5:56 PM Flag

    Will IBM be spun off

    I think it will..It's what makes sense and I would not be surprised if that Warren Buffets push

    Maybe as separate
    Services,
    Software
    Hardware

    or keep Service and Software
    and spin off Hardware.

    What ever the combination it would have guaranteed more money for investors.

    For the past 6 or so quarter.. Software has been the only service that has continuously produced positive number.

    Service is second and of course Hardware is dead last

    if fact it is IBM plan and expectations that it will

    So what do you all think

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    • IBM will continue to buy companies and also spinoff parts ... pretty much de riguere ... they have already
      tried sell the remaining portion of server hardware , but Lenovo declined ... there's probably half a dozen
      parts of the company under constant review to sell / hold / develop ... garce

    • IBM will be spun off in pieces. Intel will take over the hardware business (servers). The servers will be put into wrist band watches. A little heavy but I'm sure you can manage it. Software will be sold to E-bay who in turn will auction off the software programs. Disaster recovery division will be sold to Berkshire Holdings. Warren will store the data on his trains. Trains are moving around constantly so data cannot be lost. The support segment of IBM will be sold to either Yahoo or GOOG as they have all the answers.

      • 1 Reply to zer0t0l
      • 1997
        hardware sales revenues for full-year 1997 were flat at $36.2 billion compared with full-year 1996.
        1998
        Total hardware revenues for full-year 1998 were $34.7 billion, a decline of 4 percent
        1999
        Hardware revenues in 1999 were $37.0 billion, an increase of 5 percent
        2000
        Hardware revenues in 2000 were $37.8 billion, essentially flat year over year
        2001
        Hardware revenues in 2001 were $33.4 billion, a decrease of 12 percent
        2002
        Hardware revenues were $27.5 billion, a decrease of 10 percent
        2003
        Hardware revenues were $28.2 billion, an increase of 3 percent
        2004
        IBM announced an agreement to sell the Personal Computer Division, a unit of the Personal Systems Group. Hardware revenues were $31.2 billion, an increase of 10 percen
        2005
        oh look Systems and Technology Group segment results have been reclassified
        to conform with current reporting structure
        Systems and Technology Group 20,981 billion
        2006
        - systems and technology business extended
        its industry leadership in 2006, with segment revenues
        of $22 billion, an increase of 5 percent.
        2007
        Systems and Technology segment revenues were $21.3 billion, a decrease of 3 percent
        2008
        Systems and Technology segment revenues were $19.3 billion, a decrease of 10 percent
        2009
        Systems and Technology segment revenues were $16.2 billion, a decrease of 16 percent
        2010
        Systems and Technology segment revenues were $18.0 billion, an increase of 11 percent
        2011
        Systems and Technology segment revenues were $19.0 billion, an increase of 6 percent
        2012
        Systems and Technology segment revenues were $17.7 billion, a decrease of 7 percent
        2013 Systems and Technology 3.1 + 3.8 so far can we call it around 14-15 billion projected for year. YIKES and it just keeps on dropping

        DONE hope that enough to at least entertain the idea of at least needing to sell the rest of hardware
        LET THE NUMBER SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES POW

 
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