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IBM is buying Sterling Commerce from AT&T for $1.4bn (£972m). Sterling makes middleware and business integration software as well as products to help companies deal with multi-channel selling. Sterling's customer list includes comms companies, like AT&T, to financial services, retail, logistics and distribution and …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    Rest their souls

    They're going to be offshored soon enough...

    1. Ian Michael Gumby Silver badge
      Grenade

      Naw...

      Maybe eventually, but they will have to wait for 4 years after the retention packages are paid off and the senior execs can cash out.

      The holy hand grenade because with the additional sales folks, they'll churn the sales team and in the chaos, its dog eat dog.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Can you here the sound...

    ...of a million Indian legacy code developers shuffling seats.

  3. JBH
    Unhappy

    I read that as "IBM SPENDS A BILLION ON ATAT UNIT"...

    ...I left disappointed.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Megaphone

    good fit

    as a company that charged outrageously high license fees for flakey and difficult to use legacy software that many companies can't easily remove from their environment, these guys should fit right in at IBM

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