Chaotic Solitude

Inside every (wo)man there is always an urge to find a structure in Chaos !

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

When the elephant strategizes…

In the last one and half years or so, the series of big ticket acquisitions by IBM has left me dumbstruck. For instance the Strategy behind acquisition of Rational Software (to nullify Microsoft tools’ dominance in the developers community) convinced me that the Software group of IBM has some finest strategy-craftsmen at its helm. Now the Novell-SuSE deal reinforces this belief of mine. Read this article titled "Is Novell-SuSE deal a brilliant Big Blue power play?" and I am sure you will come the same conclusion.
The Commentator says “…the move may go down in history as pure chess brilliance on behalf of IBM and Novell in one of this industry's most notorious power struggles.” Hopefully this move would help IBM tide over the ugly SCO’s moves.


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