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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


Worst of times is the best of times for IBM?

CEO Sam Palmisano says that the company is ready to "go on offense" even as the sagging global economy continues to crimp IT spending.

By March 9, 2009


Obama meets with technology CEOs

A handful of chief executives in the industry, including IBM's Sam Palmisano and Motorola's Greg Brown, meet with the president to discuss the economy.

By January 29, 2009


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


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


The IBM-Google connection

Google CEO Eric Schmidt and IBM CEO Sam Palmisano have a mutually beneficial business and technology agenda.

By May 1, 2008