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A Price Premium for Components of Integrated Systems?

by Chris Gaun  |  March 29, 2013

Comparing integrated systems, which deliver a combination of server, storage and/or network devices in a pre-integrated stack coupled with software, can be difficult. By their nature, integrated systems typically have...

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Apple, Amazon and IBM Show Possible Pitfalls of Beloved High Profit Margins

by Chris Gaun  |  February 12, 2013

Follow Chris Gaun on Twitter Last Tuesday, IBM cut the price of some of its POWER line to under $6,000. Steve Lohr of the New York Times observed that this move is designed...

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Can Mainframes be the Least Expensive Option?

by Chris Gaun  |  January 14, 2013

[caption id="attachment_38" align="aligncenter" width="548" caption="IBM 704 mainframe circa 1957; SOURCE: NASA"][/caption] “...mainframe is still the digital workhorse for banking and telecommunications networks — and why mainframes are selling briskly in...

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How Tech Pricing is Like Airplane Tickets

by Chris Gaun  |  January 10, 2013

Image Source: Boeing Dreamscape The AP recently pointed out that technology-driven ticketing services are now struggling with airlines that withhold some pricing data from third parties. It explains: Global distribution systems...

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