Channel Chat: IBM Sun acquisition signals consolidating market

The potential IBM Sun acquisition is a sign of what's to come in a consolidating IT buying market. But customers and partners alike are concerned about the possible fallout.

Rumors of an IBM Sun acquisition have partners and customers on edge. Customers wonder what will happen to Sun product lines and partners are concerned about how they will fare in IBM's mammoth channel. But this kind of deal is indicative of what's to come in an IT market that is swiftly consolidating.

In this edition of Channel Chat, senior news editor Barbara Darrow and Colin Steele, site editor, discuss fallout from a potential IBM Sun acquisition.

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This was first published in March 2009

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