July 21, 2008 Timothy Prickett Morgan
It is a story we hear again and again from the IT vendors: They are going to double down and make aggressive moves into the small and medium business space because the growth rates for IT spending are higher than they are among larger enterprises, at least when those businesses are all lumped together. To many of us, who remember the minicomputer revolution and who know a thing or two about the midrange market, such statements seem a little odd.
The midrange systems and now, server, market and its customer base has always been important. The midrange products from IBM