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th3j4ckl3
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th3j4ckl3,
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12/19/2017 | 2:30:32 AM
How many quarter revenue fails under her leadership?
the stock has fallen from about $194 when CEO Ginni Rometty took control to the recent $160 -- a 17.5% decline over five years. And that is after spending $9 billion on payouts (mostly share buybacks) to prop up the stock!  22 quarterly growth failures.  And nobody including shareholders fails to ask why she is still holding her position?  Anyone else would have been asked to resign.  Blue chip stock no longer.

kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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11/22/2017 | 4:05:50 PM
Re: A bold statement?
Yes that is curious about why the government hasn't received anything from them. And it would be interesting to have some response to company revenues that " have declined 22 consecutive quarters." Wonder if that has any correlation to non-disclosures to the government. Not likely I'm sure, but who knows.
mhhfive
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11/13/2017 | 7:08:51 PM
Re: A bold statement?
IBM isn't losing money -- it's just not making as much as it used to. IBM is still profitable, so it's a bit easier to "switch out the engines" in mid-flight when you still have enough altitude. It's a lot harder when you're still on the runway or closer to it.
danielcawrey
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11/13/2017 | 4:00:44 PM
Re: A bold statement?
This is really good - keep the core values, embrace change. The problem is keeping everything flying when you are switching out the engines midflight. 
mhhfive
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mhhfive,
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11/12/2017 | 1:23:04 PM
A bold statement?
> "We're the only tech that has never given government access to data," she boasted."

Wow. I'm not sure exactly how impressed I should be by that. Does that essentially mean that the government has never asked? Or that IBM has refused government requests so effectively that no one has heard of their refusals? It may be a bit unwise to boast about this -- because it may take only one government request now from the current administration to make her regret this.

On the other hand, maybe IBM simply doesn't have the right customers for the government to be interested in? Apple only hands over data to the government because apparently its products are so popular that even terrorists and criminals use them. I'm sure there are plenty of unpopular tech companies that have never handed over data to government officials simply because their products/services were never the subject of an investigation.


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