They're in the family...of course, IBM doesn't have much of a commitment to
N.C. except for most of the IBM PC operation is in Raleigh.  IBM is the
customer, not North Carolina!

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Pat Barber
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: New iSeries Purchases ? "Family loyalty"; IBM's big mistake


My home is in North Carolina but my business is in S.C., so I'm very
familar with both states and the issues that I have seen come and go
over the last few years. Think about how many of those calls you made
go on "every single day" of the week. The BP program is a shambles and
I'm not sure anybody knows who to blame.

Here is an interesting point... N.C. State Gov. remains a "huge"
customer of IBM even with no reps(that I know of) making calls.

"Boling, David E." wrote:

> The whole government market in NC (which is quite large) doesn't have an
> marketing rep in the State.  OTOH, I can have anybody I want from M$ (and
> I'm not their biggest fan, either) in my office at anytime (ditto, with
> PC and Unix vendors, as well). When we, as a group, got real loud about
> Microsoft problems, the top "Government Manager" in  Redmond came and
> visited several of us.

> > Sorry about the long reply, but I think it's as least as important and
> Enron, and Lou G. selling stock.
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