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IBM's Palmisano on avoiding tech's 'bone pile'

At IBM's Think leadership conference, CEO Sam Palmisano says tech is filled with a "bone pile of enterprises" that couldn't find a second act. The problem: an inability to let go of what first brought them success.

By September 20, 2011


IBM's Palmisano: HP 'used to be inventive'

Big Blue CEO knocks the company's rival in an interview, saying former HP CEO Mark Hurd cut out all the research and development HP used to do.

By September 14, 2010


IBM CEO Sam Palmisano: We are going to weather the storm

In his remarks at the IBM Business Partner Leadership Conference, IBM CEO Sam Palmisano dropped hints that IBM would provide a marketplace for applications using Google-like technical infrastructure and said IBM was poised to survive the economic slowdown

By May 1, 2008


IBM hands the reins to Virginia Rometty

Virginia Rometty will take over for Sam Palmisano effective Jan. 1. Now women run both HP and IBM.

By October 25, 2011


IBM chief: Smarter energy isn't 'futuristic'

Sam Palmisano says the energy industry must move from a tech-heavy, piecemeal approach toward modernizing the grid to a systems-wide approach focused on benefits to consumers.

By September 21, 2010


Does fixing Microsoft mean ending Microsoft as we know it?

First, choose Steve Ballmer's replacement for the CEO's hot seat. Then comes the really hard part.

By November 14, 2013


HP's top challenge vs. rivals: Continuity

Continuity wouldn't be such a big deal for Hewlett-Packard if it didn't have to compete with IBM and Oracle daily.

By September 23, 2011


IBM delivers solid quarter, but strong dollar dings sales

Software and services boost Big Blue's second quarter, but a strong dollar was a $500 million hit to revenue.

By July 19, 2010


IBM reshuffles its executive deck

Big Blue CEO Sam Palmisano announces a series of retirements and appointments among his executive staff.

By May 5, 2008