Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 11:48 UTC, submitted by PLan
In the News In a move that would certainly shake up the computer industry quite a bit, IBM is reportedly in talks with Sun Microsystems about the possibility of IBM acquiring Sun. Sun is going through hard times at the moment, and has been actively looking for someone to be acquired by.
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RE: I hope that will not happen
by AllDayinVA on Wed 18th Mar 2009 14:35 UTC in reply to "I hope that will not happen"
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I doubt IBM will kill alot of these products. IBM is firmly staking its future in a data-center consolidation strategy and cloud computing. I think Open Solaris and some of Sun's hardware fits firmly into the strategy. Also - IBM is heavily heavily into Java and development of products using Java - I do know many people inside IBM use NetBeans IDE and Glass Fish. IBM will maintain a heterogeneous environment to see which one will fit best.

Regarding SPARC - I am not sure how it will play out, but IBM will leverage the chip design talent at SUN because micro-electronics has been identified as a core market for IBM.

This acquisition makes sense on many levels.

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