Is IBM Abandoning the PC Business (No – it says, but hmmm…
From Internet Week (not the full article, but a snip…): Cost-cutting IBM is abandoning the PC-making business. All IBM-branded PCs made in the United States soon will be assembled by Sanmina-SCI as part of a $5 billion, three-year contract. Sanmina will buy an IBM factory in North Carolina, which builds NetVistas, for an undisclosed sum.
Yet, IBM PC Products and Services general manager Fran O’Sullivan says the company won’t exit PCs altogether. O’Sullivan says the ability to supply large corporate customers with a full range of computing products remains strategically important. “PCs represent an important part of our overall E-business infrastructure,” says O’Sullivan. Technology Business Research analyst Bob Sutherland says the strategy makes sense. “Many large customers prefer a single source for all their computing needs.” – Paul McDougall
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