Posted Oct. 17, 2013 at 12:14 p.m.

Premium Lock Why are IBM hardware sales ailing? 'Cloud' is disrupting traditional IT buying

Published: 2013-10-17 12:14:07
Updated: 2013-10-17 12:14:07

IBM's "cloud comptuing" logo IBM's "cloud computing" logo.

Analysis: Technology Business research believes that IBM will successfully evolve, as it has wide-ranging hardware, software and services capabilities and know-how in tailoring its messaging to business pain points, and is not afraid to acquire and divest business units to remain relevant amid changing market dynamics. However, IBM's progress toward its 2015 earnings per share goals remains limited. Furthermore, customers' deployments of public, private and hybrid clouds will continue to erode demand for traditional hardware buildouts. Linux is targeted as a growth area....

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