IBM Counters FUD Over x86 Sale: Talks HP, China Fears And Lost Market Share

The third key ingredient?

The third is scale. And that's exactly what the Lenovo transition is about: to give us more economy of scale to let us compete in a very ferociously competitive marketplace. Lenovo gives System x a nimble high-volume manufacturing platform to compete with the ODMs in the market.

Scale was IBM's missing link. It's what makes the Lenovo acquisition a one-plus-one-equals-three scenario.

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