There is an interesting piece on CNN Money Googling IBM in which Eric Schonfeld argues that Google should seek a partnership with IBM. Some quotes to get your attention...
"Partners and analysts believe that Google (Research) is ready to plunge into the lucrative business-software market—and IBM (Research) may be the best partner to help it dive in."
"Of all the big tech companies, IBM is perhaps the least threatened by Google, since IBM's focus is on large corporate customers. IBM, in turn, could tap into Google's small-business constituency.
Talk about a powerful partnership," says IDC's Gens. "It would bring hipness to IBM's brand and corporate gravitas to Google."
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