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IBM Splitting In Two Companies, Shifting Focus To Cloud

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is essentially splitting itself into two public companies, diversifying its legacy business and focusing on high-margin cloud computing. The company is planing to list its IT infrastructure services unit, technical support for data centers as a separate company under a new name by the end of 2021.

IBM has recently shifted focus to cloud growth and making up for declining software sales and seasonal demand for its mainframe servers. The company expects to incur nearly $2.5 billion in expenses related to the unit spin-off.

“We divested networking back in the ’90s, we divested PCs back in the 2000s, we divested semiconductors about five years ago because all of them didn’t necessarily play into the integrated value proposition,” stated Chief Executive Officer Arvind Krishna on a call with analysts.

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(Read Original Story: IBM to break up 109-year old company to focus on cloud growth in Reuters)


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