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IBM takes on Sun's server dominance


More than two years ago, IBM realised it had fallen on its face in the very market that brought it to power: servers, the powerful computers that lie at the heart of corporate networks.

Two major competitors afflicted the computing colossus: Sun Microsystems and IBM itself. While Sun captured the energy of the Internet, IBM salespeople fought themselves instead of their competitors. More than two years ago, IBM realised it had fallen on its face in the very market that brought it to power: servers, the powerful computers that lie at the heart of corporate networks.

Two major competitors afflicted the computing colossus: Sun Microsystems and IBM itself. While Sun captured the energy of the Internet, IBM salespeople fought themselves instead of their competitors.

This article was originally published on Mar 20, 2001
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