The Seattle Times: Microsoft: Microsoft's plans don't worry IBM: "I think probably for many of you who compete in larger enterprises the No. 1 competitor for us and for you is IBM,' Ballmer said, according to a Microsoft transcript of the event. 'Sometimes it's Oracle but really it's IBM, IBM, IBM, IBM, IBM.'
But the head of IBM's software division isn't too concerned.
Steve Mills, a senior vice president who runs what is in effect the world's second-largest software business after Microsoft, said he's still waiting for the threat to materialize.
In a recent interview, Mills also discussed the upcoming version of Windows code-named Longhorn, Linux, customers and the state of the software industry."