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Bigger Blue: Tonic for Ginni as IBM actually does OK in storage

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Re: storage bundled is storage gained

Exactly. With each mainframe deal comes a ds8000 refresh and those are the really overpriced, big ticket items. Power will come with all sorts of storage, but the ds8 will feature heavily there.

As for actual revenues, the deals are shifted around to make the numbers look good. That will include throwing in a ton of services for "nothing".

IBM mostly sell to their existing customers nowadays. Speak to their partners and they are genuinely fearful for those revenues disappearing in the medium to long term.

Not that IBM are alone in their bullshit revenue reporting of course. They're just good at it.

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