Posted Oct. 17, 2013 at 7:08 a.m.

Premium Lock Inside IBM earnings: Mix of good news and 'ominous elements'

Published: 2013-10-17 07:08:31
Updated: 2013-10-17 07:08:31

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Analysis: Overall, services came out of the quarter with 6 percent growth in total backlog on a constant currency basis to $141 billion, leading IBM to believe both services and hardware segments will accelerate their year-to-year operating performance metric improvements in the fourth quarter. However, the third quarter did have ominous elements, leading with the continued challenges of the performance of the hardware group and in the emerging markets, where sales fell for the first time....

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