I think IBM is floundering. This feels like a last ditch effort to remain relevant. Not sure why RedHat would agree to the deal because they're actually doing pretty good on their own.
I joined IBM thru an acquisition and left 18 months later. I was on the Watson Health side of the business which failed to deliver after promising the world.
I sincerely hope buying Red Hat is a catalyst for changing IBM culture, but I wouldn't make any bets.
Watson seemed to have so much promise. It's really a shame management bungled it so badly. I was really rooting for it.
Huge headstart, but couldn't capitalize. IBM in a nutshell.
I’ve kind of felt this way my entire life about IBM.
I was an IBMer for 2 years. They laid me off on my birthday (of all days) last year. Everything about this feels that way, and I don't see IBM ever changing its MO.
The people I see in my social network celebrating this are IBMers. Nobody from RedHat has had anything positive (or anything at all) to say. I think this will be like every other IBM acquisition.
Ya, sadly I don't think this will change anything for IBM and most likely will make RedHat a worse company. I hope I'm wrong but nothing on IBM's part has signaled competence in the last decade or more.
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