IBM has $1bn to wean developers from Microsoft

Posted by dave on Mar 2, 2004 3:23 AM EDT
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IBM will attempt to lure the developers with co-marketing deals, free software, low-cost development tools and access to large customer accounts - if they agree to translate their applications to run on IBM software platforms. The move is part of Mr Palmisano's strategy to invigorate the world's largest computer company before what he expects to be an upturn in global technology markets this year.

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