IBM Acquires Red Hat – What does it mean and to whom

IBM Acquires Red Hat – What does it mean and to whom

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IBM Acquires Red Hat – What does it mean, and to whom?

IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat makes sense on several levels: it adds a high-growth software portfolio to boost software and recurring revenue, and provides IBM with a bit of a ‘halo’ in the tech community, as it now controls the industry’s leading Open Source supplier.

Moving down a level, though, why might this acquisition matter – and to whom? Techaisle’s take on the most important angles that shaped and will determine the success of the deal

The report covers:

  • Who does this matter to?
  • Advantages (and some potential pitfalls) of a combined IBM/Red Hat
  • Strengths, Weaknesses/Questions, Opportunities and Threats
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses/questions
    • Opportunities
    • Threats
  • Wild card: what about the partners?

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