• Subject: Re: IBM Spin Doctors on AS/400 Marketing
  • From: mcrump@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 14:30:30 -0500

>> It's a big market, and there's much more to be sold
>> there than just the operating system. So the question in five years is
>> going to be, would IBM rather sell NT and sell services
>> and sell Lotus and all the stuff around it? Or would it rather try to
>> sell
>> AS/400s and perhaps not have as good a revenue
>> opportunity?"
>> -- Tom Bittman, Gartner Group AS/400 research director
>> Maybe this is why they won't market the machine........

>Gee - I wonder if they ever thought of heavily marketing BOTH options
>Would General Motors stop promoting Cars just because they could make
>more money on Trucks & SUV's ?  No - they sell and advertise both.
>Maybe IBM haven't quite grasped this yet ?   :-)

I think it can be done.......besides, would you want to bet your financial
future on someone
else's OS and it's unpredictable future?????????

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