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Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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11/2/2014 | 11:25:33 PM
Re: IBM, the Kissinger of international business?
This is a good news. To enter China market, IBM needs to find the local partner to mitigate policy burdens. Tecent has strong stand in China internet industry. BAT is dominating China internet market at this moment. Tecent has strong development capability as well - see how popular its product is in China (QQ, WeChat, etc.). I do hope this alliance will bring more products and competition in China cloud computing market.
danielcawrey
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11/1/2014 | 4:43:11 PM
Re: IBM, the Kissinger of international business?
IBM wants to cater to the Chinese market, and in order to do so they need a Chinese partner. Enter Tencent. 

As an ISP on the mainland, Tencent has the power to help companies navigate the regulations required to operate internet-based enterprise business.

I do not believe IBM would have been able to accomplish this by themselves; they have to find the right partner. Let's hope this works out for IBM's sake. 
Charlie Babcock
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10/31/2014 | 3:19:17 PM
IBM, the Kissinger of international business?
IBM has used its knowledge of international business diplomacy very skillfully in China, in my opinion. Microsoft and Amazon may end up playing catch up to IBM there, which would shift the global scale somewhat.


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