Legacy IT makers IBM, EMC and others deal with, um, interesting times

Good Post by Barb Darrow (thank you)

To paraphrase the alleged ancient Chinese curse, legacy IT providers are living ininteresting times. The question is whether they will survive intact, get merged or acquired, or go the way of the dinosaur.

The business models of IT superpowers like IBM, EMC, Cisco, HP and Oracle are being buffeted by a profound change in the way customers buy (or, increasingly, rent) technology. And it’s unclear how these vendors will be able to sustain their leadership — or perhaps even relevance — going forward.

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