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.
Permalink for comment 353781
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Thu 19th Mar 2009 01:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

IMHO this deal would benefit MS instead of scare him.


I assume you mean from the point of view that as an organisation becomes larger and more bureaucratic that it becomes more difficult to respond to changes; its like turning around a massive boat, it takes a lot of time. By the time the boat has changed directions Microsoft might already have 80% of the market place.

There is a risk of that but I have a feeling that there are some great ideas in Sun that simply need the financing required and IBM has that money to turn many of these good ideas into real products as part of their larger strategy.

Reply Parent Score: 2