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IBM's Cloudy Future

IBM has plenty of cash to throw around. After all, with $98 billion in yearly revenues, it's the second-largest computer company in the world (HP is now No. 1 with some $104 billion in annual sales, while Microsoft barely rates at only $51 billion).

So when IBM announces that it's spending $360 million to build two new cloud computing datacenters, it's really just chump change.

The message is serious, though. IBM wants a big stake in the cloud, a model of computing that could loosen Microsoft's death grip on operating systems.

Is cloud computing the next big thing, and if so, who has the lead? Answers welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/06/2008 at 1:15 PM


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