January 30, 2006 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Four Hundred Stuff This Week
As we reported in last week’s issue, IBM cited customer expectations for impending i5 server and i5/OS operating system announcements for an 18 percent decline in iSeries sales in the fourth quarter of 2005. During its conference call, Big Blue said that it would be making iSeries announcements imminently, and I also reported last week that business partners were briefed on the new products on January 19.
As you all well know, IBM tends to make its announcements on Tuesdays–not always, but most of the time. While I cannot tell you what IBM is up