Tuesday, January 20, 2009

FT.com / Companies / Technology - Regulators set to renew a mainframe battle with IBM

Looks like the EU plans to explore IBM as well as Microsoft, this time around

That is now set to come under renewed scrutiny, with European regulators preparing to blow the dust off a case history that dates back almost as far as the computing industry itself. Armed with its big 2007 legal victory over Microsoft, the European Commission now believes it has the precedent to dig further into some of the tech world’s most entrenched markets.

Ironically, the renewed attention to IBM’s historic mainframe monopoly comes at a time of rampant innovation in the type of high-powered computing that powers corporate and government data centres.

FT.com / Companies / Technology - Regulators set to renew a mainframe battle with IBM

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