… on platforms, but that may change soon with Facebook’s recently announced Libra financial play and IBM’s use of blockchain for logistics. Facebook’s move into crypto currency could provide new legitimacy with interesting spillovers to …
I wouldn’t put IBM in the same platform bucket as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. It simply has not cultivated the developer community that the Gang of Four has — certainly not to the same extent.
Few if any of my students use IBM’s wares. This is one of the company’s major long-term risks.