Re: Speculations on oracle buying sun

From: Bob Jones <email_at_me.not>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 20:16:32 -0500
Message-ID: <%A7Jl.17017$>

"Noons" <> wrote in message On Apr 26, 9:25 am, wrote:
> On Apr 23, 2:04 am, Mladen Gogala <>
> wrote:
> snip
> > > Narh. HP is too big now. Bigger than IBM. Logical candidate would
> > > therefore be for M$ to buy IBM.
> > Well, that would be hillarious! MS began as the vendor of the OS for IBM
> > "intelligent terminals" and a small time Unix vendor.
> I haven't done any digging around but I have to think IBM is bigger in
> overall revenue than HP. Services and consulting etc is just huge for
> them. HP is trying hard to get into the services and consulting but
> as far as I know they are way behind IBM in that area.
> Nuno you got some references to back your claim that HP is bigger than
> IBM or are you thinking in specific categories or what?

This also come up with a simple search. HP's total revenue includes low profit margin consumer products that IBM pulled out of years ago.

  • Anyways: who cares? IBM is IT history, their products just can't
  • survive for much longer. Even their software is cactus, nowadays.

I am sure you also found that fact with a simple search.

"HP's software group contributed only 2.5 per cent of revenue in 2008. In contrast, IBM's software division represented 21.2 per cent of revenue." Received on Sun Apr 26 2009 - 20:16:32 CDT

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