Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:01

EU takes Big Blue to the cleaners

Written by Nick Farell
euibm

Anti-trust probe
The European Union has launched an antitrust probe against IBM after complaints that the outfit abused its dominant position in the mainframe computer market.

IBM said it has “done nuttin” and the charges are being driven by its business rivals who are lead by the evil Microsoft. It was all a cunning plan to further cement the dominance of Wintel servers by attempting to mimic aspects of IBM mainframes without making the substantial investments IBM has made.

The European Commission, said that investigation was partly based on complaints filed by software vendors T3 and TurboHercules. The commission said IBM allegedly "engaged in illegal tying of its mainframe hardware products to its dominant mainframe operating system."

IBM is also accused of trying to shut out potential competitors in the maintenance services market for mainframe systems "by restricting or delaying access to spare parts for which IBM is the only source."

IBM said it is only trying to protect its intellectual property and its competitors, which have been unable to win in the marketplace through investments in fundamental innovations, now want regulators to create for them a market position that they have not earned.

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments