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Ashu001
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9/6/2015 | 12:24:24 PM
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Li,

The Big Problem with IBM(as anyone who has tracked IBM continously from more than 5 years will tell you) is that they have been on this Great Path for a long-long time but have never ultimately reached the destination.

In the rush to become a one-stop Services shop ;nobody really knows what they Good and in which space.

Everything is way too confusing and convoluted inside Big Blue today.

Sure they can achieve something really-really awesome in this space if they manage to gain traction but on the other hand it could very well get lost in the massive maze of Crazy Bueracracy that is IBM today.
Ashu001
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9/6/2015 | 12:15:22 PM
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Daniel,

Whenever I look at IBM I am always confused.

They always have more than 2 sets of Products focussed on more or less the same space consistently.

Which product does one choose?

What's worse is their Sales-rep constantly just focusses on inundating us consumers with information rather than help in establishing effective use cases which will be beneficial to us consumers going ahead.

I won't be surprised if IBM falls in the same Bracket again with this IoT Push.

Who was the smart fellow who said it-When you try to Cross a river with each leg in one Seperate boat;you usually fall down??

I feel IBM is facing the same fate here as well.

It would have been so much better if they would have spun off a IoT focussed Division which is just geared in this one singular space.

ARM as you rightly pointed out have nothing to lose here.

If nothing else this will be a good Marketing case for them(using IBM's Enormous Marketing muscle).

 
danielcawrey
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9/5/2015 | 2:10:07 PM
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IBM has been marketing a smarter planet for years now, and IoT is one path to make that happen. Since IBM doesn't really focus on hardware anymore, it's smart for them to work with ARM on this.

For the most part, ARM just licenses its technology, and you can see the focus on that pays off for them. Seems like a very intuitive pairing to me. 
Brian.Dean
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9/5/2015 | 2:35:18 AM
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The partnership between IBM and ARM could create the basics for entering a potential billion dollar sectors of the IoT. Energy creation, distribution and efficient consumption seem to be one of the huge gain areas of the IoT. If the platform, sensors and analytics is in place then, economics will decide if energy is the first major success of the IoT or initially another sector holds greater value. 
Li Tan
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9/4/2015 | 12:08:57 PM
Trending up
I believe IBM is trending up along the right path. For IoT, the essence is not just data gathering but more importantly, the velocity and effectiveness of data analytics - it will decide how fast the system can react to the changes in surrounding environment.


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