Believe It or Not: Annual IBM Mainframe Sales Up 10%


For those of you who thought mainframe computers were completely passe, washed away in the wake of a flood of powerful, cheap servers -- surprise! Far from disappearing from the IT ecosystem, mainframes are in fact making a big comeback, according to an interesting piece on CNN.com today.

In fact, according to the piece, IBM's mainframe revenues are up 25% this quarter -- to an estimated $2.3 billion for the first nine months of the year -- which makes it the fastest growing division for the company after microprocessors!

Who'd a thunk that?!
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