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Invest Implications: 'IBM Exits x86 Market to Focus on Higher-Margin Software and Services'

Published: 31 January 2014

ID: G00262309

Analyst(s): Andrew Neff


Gartner advises caution on IBM's sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo because of uncertainties around timing, regulatory issues, Lenovo enterprise expertise and disruptions. Could be positive short-term for HPQ and IBM. Lenovo faces significant challenges establishing itself in the enterprise.

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