So this IBM'er cold-calls me yesterday...
And wants to discuss our plans in security research and strategy while extolling the virtues of using their security services. I told the person that we do our own security research and offered to send them a copy of a recent report we created for their evaluation to see how it could be improved. They happily agreed.
I sent them the link to the recent The Register article on how IBM has screwed up their response to Meltdown and Spectre issues with their customers.
Oddly, the salesperson has not contacted me back yet.