July 3, 2008

IBM buys Platform Solutions, tightens stranglehold over mainframe market

IBM has just announced it is buying up Platform Solutions, Inc. (PSI), its small but most significant competitor. PSI is/was a small mainframe manufacturer that had sued IBM over the same anticompetitive practices in Europe and New York.
The Computer & Communications Industry Association sees this as a clear attempt by IBM to purchase a company solely to foreclose competition in the mainframe marketplace, protecting IBMââ¬â¢s cash cow at the expense of consumers. This acquisition should be a cause of concern for competition authorities throughout the world.

Link: ccianet.org

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