back to article Big(ish) Blue: IBM sales creep up four per cent, share price follows suit

IBM is touting the growth in its "strategic imperatives" business lineup with helping its revenues once again gain over the year-ago quarter. It wasn't all great news for Big Blue, however, as other favored businesses such as Cognitive Solutions and Technology Services and Cloud were flat or down from the year-ago period. For …

  1. Mayday Silver badge
    Devil

    I think Ginny

    Should trigger a few new Resource Actions to "celebrate".

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I think Ginny

      Unfortunately they already are ....the RA's won't stop until IBM's a much smaller company. If you take away the uptick in mainframe sales, the rest of the business isn't exactly firing on all cylinders vs. more powerful competition (AWS, Microsoft, Google...and Indian service providers etc).

    2. Solmyr ibn Wali Barad

      Re: I think Ginny

      Nah, the occasion calls for a blue helicopter.

      Прилетает волшебник

      в голубом вертолёте

      и безплатно покажет

      кино!

  2. quite_remarkable

    Two plus two equals?

    Anything you like it appears as long as something you count elsewhere can also pretend to be a 'Strategic Imperative'.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So to summarise

    Cognitive - down

    Cloud etc - flat

    GBS - flat

    IGF - down

    Systems - + 2% (thank you, mainframe)

    Champagne all round .....

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