back to article IBM loans SMBs $1bn to buy stuff

Big Blue wants to make more sales in the small and medium business space, and it is shelling out $1bn over the next 18 months to make it happen. IBM is as much a bank as it is a maker of hardware and software and a peddler of services. Big Blue can borrow money at rates that few companies and no consumers can thanks to its …

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  1. Big-nosed Pengie
    Headmaster

    IBM *lends*

    "Loan" is a noun; "lend" is the verb.

    1. Dave Harris Bronze badge
      FAIL

      to loan

      verb (used with object)

      4. to make a loan of; lend: Will you loan me your umbrella?

      5. to lend (money) at interest.

      http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/loan

  2. Matt Bryant Silver badge
    Meh

    Slow news day?

    All the major vendors offer finance packages. I suppose the only plus is TPM managed an article without mentioning IBM mainframes!

    /Can we have a "yawn" icon, please?

  3. K

    Thanks IBM, and good bye ..

    Well were an IBM shop, with several blade chassis's and external servers, but its time to refresh and since we can get double quantity from Dell, we'll be jumping ship.

  4. Anonymous Coward 101

    Seems big corporations are the best way for small businesses to get finance at affordable rates rather than the useless big banks.

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