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Where’s the ‘real juice’ in the $34B IBM-Red Hat deal? Jim Whitehurst spells it out

If anyone other than IBM CEO Arvind Krishna has it dead solid perfect about where the “real juice” in the $34 billion takeover of Red Hat two years ago, it’s Jim Whitehurst. Red Hat’s CEO at the time is now No. 2 to Krishna. So when Whitehurst spoke to the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference on Monday a lot of people were tuned in. Here’s a key part of what he had to say.

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Top Big Blue exec in NC talks up new CEO’s ties to our state

IBM’s long-time CEO Virginia Rometty is set to step down from her post on April 6, capping a 40-year run with the company. Big Blue announced her upcoming resignation in late January, with Arvind Krishna, IBM’s current vice president for Cloud and Cognitive Software as her replacement. And IBM’d top NC exec is excited.

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