Considering that the platform and it's market space are in a continued
decline, and some would actually say close to end game or critical mass, the
ONLY way to grow in this market space is via merger and acquisition. There
is NO potential for organic growth. This is a continued decline that
started over a decade ago back when Gerstner told Jarosh "don't grow this
(product), MANAGE ITS DECLINE..." ....
Having what we all know to be the best, most secure and robust servers is
NOT in the best interest of a company (IBM) that is most interested in
growing it's SERVICES revenues...since it's been a SERVICES company for well
over a decade....
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:06 PM
Subject: Help Systems Acquires RJS
My opinion is that this is a loss for the i platform.
When software companies start buying up other companies, they land up
killing the opposition and competition. Take Infor as an example, they own
most of the ERP solutions today and there is now absolutely no competition
to keep Infor in check. Infor has lost a few potential sales caused by poor
sales performance, a loss for all of us in the i-space.
Whilst the merging of software companies may be good in the sense that after
the merge, a gap is left open for new competitors, the nature of the
industry is such that new entrants cannot make it in this market.
Where has the entrepreneurship of the midrange systems gone?
Darryl Freinkel | Assignment 400 Group, Inc.
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