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Computer Wars: The Fall of IBM and the Future of Global Technology

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Now in paperback, the book THE WALL STREET JOURNAL called "required reading for anyone itching to know what happened at Big Blue." A behind-the-scenes look at the dramtic fall of IBM.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 21st 1993 by Three Rivers Press
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Oct 07, 2012 rated it liked it
With hindsight, change in the tech business looks like a story of serial revolutions. But at any one time, things seem pretty stable and it’s surprisingly hard to spot those revolutions until they’re part of history.

Today, for instance, Apple is pre-eminent, Google appears untouchable, Facebook is looking for a way to turn massive popularity into massive earning power, and Microsoft is still raking it in but needs rather badly to have its Windows Mobile deal with Nokia come good.

Meanwhile, smar
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May 06, 2009 rated it really liked it

Mr. Ferguson chronicles IBMs failure to respond to the changing computing market place and captures its fall from preeminence. This book is hugely significant to me in my current industry, telecommunications. IBM's ironic efforts to protect their monopoly dominance of the computing market with techniques that were ultimately responsible for the company's fall from preeminence are being repeated by today's broaband providers. IBM attempted to retain an archaic and inflexible model wherein the har

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Charles Ferguson if a film director and producer, software entrepreneur, writer and authority in technology policy. He won an Oscar in 2011 for Inside Job, his documentary on the financial crisis, and was an Oscar nominee for his first documentary, No End in Sight, on the war in Iraq. He has written four books,
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