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: What they will be buying
by segedunum on Wed 18th Mar 2009 14:35 UTC in reply to "What they will be buying"
segedunum
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2005-07-06

even as I write this list I'm surprised by the number of good, powerful 'brands' which IBM would be buying

I know. It makes it all the more depressing and makes you wonder how on Earth Sun haven't been able to maintain their revenue for the past ten years with all the opportunities that those represent.

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RE[2]: What they will be buying
by crozier on Wed 18th Mar 2009 21:14 in reply to "RE: What they will be buying"
crozier Member since:
2005-09-22

It is indeed sad. But Sun's sales channel is a nightmare. They seem to have no clue how to interact with their customer base.

Their technology and products have come a long way in the last few years though.

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