• Subject: Re: IBM's 3Q results
  • From: "Al Barsa, Jr." <barsa2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 01:04:32 -0400

At 12:37 PM 10/24/99 -0400, you wrote:

Right now *EVERYBODY is employed.  I anticipate that the less effective
programmers will be the first out into the marketplace.

Al


>
>
>Glenn,
>
>what we're seeing is a huge hunker down and wait until the y2k storm
>clears...with alot of pentup projects waiting until after 1/2/00 or
>2/29/00 depending on the company
>
>Also, as far as the 400 sales being down...well, if IBM would start
>telling folks that the 400 exists, cleanup their business partner antics,
>get some decent marketing going then perhaps they'd have a better
>credibility base in the product established...
>
>JMHO....
>
>Don in DC
>
>On Sun, 24 Oct 1999, Glenn Ericson wrote:
>
>> At 10:33 AM 10/21/99 -0500, you wrote:
>> 
>> >
>> 
>> >
>> 
>> >IBM didn't do so well.....here is a blurb from PC Week...
>> 
>> >
>> 
>> >Hardware sales fell 1 percent year-over-year to $8.8
>> 
>> >billion, as AS/400 revenue dropped "significantly."
>> 
>> >System 390 sales also declined, with the company
>> 
>> >blaming price reductions and Y2K effects. RS/6000
>> 
>> >revenue slid slightly, while Netfinity servers saw
>> 
>> >especially strong growth.
>> 
>> >
>> 
>> >Y2K and the wonderful Magic Box in action?  Let's hope the post
Stephenson era
>> 
>> >shows some promise.....
>> 
>> >
>> 
>> >Mike
>> 
>> >+---
>> 
>> IBM's   report for  dismissal earning for the next TWO Quarters has
driven the NY Stock market down severely as well as the price of IBM stock.
>> 
>> 
>> IBM announced claim is Y2K  Freeze and  prior  equipment purchases  to
support Y2K will be the cause in martkets other than PC.
>> 
>> 
>> Question is will  or how might this affect the MIS staffs?
>> 
>>       and job  market for  "00"
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> 
>> Glenn
>> 
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