Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Apr 2009 00:04 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
In the News We've been following the recent news about IBM potentially buying Sun, and the internet had more or less accepted that big blue was going to be the new owners of Sun Microsystems. However, the omnipresent "people close to the matter" have told the New York Times that IBM has withdrawn its offer, and that the deal is now off.
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RE: Comment by MadRat
by boblowski on Mon 6th Apr 2009 16:29 UTC in reply to "Comment by MadRat"
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But - as I've been saying for the past five years - Sun really needs a strategic partnership with Novell. Neither Sun nor Novell has had all the pieces to the puzzle in the enterprise and neither has the resources to do it alone. The two of them have all the pieces to the puzzle and can actually form a real strategic, long term marketing game plan. IBM on the otherhand never really needed anything Sun had to offer.


I (almost) totally agree with this statement. Not only because of the pieces of the puzzle you mention, but also because of the business focus of both companies. I can see their boards getting along fine with each other.

But it will only happen if Sun can somehow split itself in a SW and HW part, because I simply fail to see how Novell might benefit from Sun's HW business. And such a split will only happen if Fujitsu can somehow be interested in Sun's HW assets (and perhaps the Solaris part as well).

Fujitsu is awfully quiet lately, btw...

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