For Big Blue, the Big Enchilada

Business Week: Having edged out other software rivals, IBM takes on Microsoft
Growing up on New York’s Long Island in the 1960s, Steve Mills used to do a lot of home-renovation work with his old man. A few years ago, Mills cooked up a project that would make Bob Vila proud. He converted the attic of his 90-year-old Tudor home in Bronxville, N.Y., into a two-story rooftop library. The addition, which took two years to complete, features walnut paneling and a spiral staircase. “I particularly like the more complex projects,” says Mills, an IBM senior vice-president who heads the software division. “I have the patience to get things done.” (full story)
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