June 14, 2004
News.com on the fall and rise of IBM. Nothing too startling here, but a decent recap of the last few years' doings among my former paymasters. The first installment paints things in mostly rosy terms, falling just short of descending into an all-out puff piece when the authors finally manage to wax skeptical about IBM's latest enterprise buzzphrase, "on-demand computing":
"On-demand reminds me of the emperor with no clothes--there's nothing there that's new or different," said Michael Cusumano, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. "It's mostly hand waving on the part of a few technology companies that are trying to get people to buy hardware and services."
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