[보존] 외신(연습) IBM, “구글은 엔터프라이즈 시장 못잡아”

자료 091230 외신(연습) IBM, “구글은 엔터프라이즈 시장 못잡아”

IBM, “구글은 엔터프라이즈 시장 못잡아”
IBM CEO 구글지배 예상 기각

IBM은 구글이 엔터프라이즈 SW시장에서 실패할 것이라는 입장이다.

최근 구글이 실패할 것이라고 공언한 샘 팔미사노 IBM 최고경영자(CEO) 발언이 화제다. 미국의 통신산업전문 온라인매체 텔레포니온라인은 지난28일(현지시간) 샘 팔미사노 IBM 최고경영자(CEO)를 인터뷰한 리드라이트웹닷컴을 인용해 이같이 보도했다.

“구글이 엔터프라이즈를 위한 컴퓨팅 플랫폼이 될 수 있을까? 은행이 자사업무를 구글 위에서 수행하려고 할까? 항공사는? (인도 통신업체) 바르티와이어리스는? IBM은 공급망관리를 구글 인프라 위에서 할까? IBM이 구축한 중국 은행시스템이 구글 인프라 기반이 될까? IBM이 구축중인 러시아 중앙은행은? 아니다.”

텔레포니온라인은 “특히 구글 클라우드서비스가 엔터프라이즈시장에서 이길 기회는 없을 것이라고 말한 부분이 흥미롭고 도발적이다”고 말했다.

IBM은 데스크톱 운영체제(OS)부터 데이터센터 및 서비스영역까지 시장을 옮아가며 IBM을 괴롭힌 마이크로소프트(MS) 윈도와 IBM에 맞서는 대신 함께 일함으로써 살아남은 오픈소스 리눅스를 포함해 여러 사업분야에서 도전을 받고 있다.

리드라이트웹닷컴은 “상대적으로 작은 경쟁자가 훨씬 더 큰 라이벌의 상대로 인정받을 경우 진정한 위협으로 인식되곤 한다”면서도 “이게 그런 상황이냐”며 의문을 표했다.

또 “팔미사노는 구글이 주요 작업들이 요구하는 업무를 다루는 작업에 최선을 다하지 않을 것이라고 암시하는 듯하다”며 “말하자면 문제는 IBM이 구글을 얼마나 위협적이라고 보느냐다”라고 말했다.

구글이 엔터프라이즈 제품군을 개발해 크게 성장한 것은 분명하다

리드라이트웹
It’s often perceived that a threat really is a threat when a smaller competitor is acknowledged by a much bigger rival. Is that the case, here? Palmisano does appear to infer that Google is not up to the task of handling the work required of major operations. By making the comment, it opens up questions about how much of a threat IBM sees in Google.

There is no doubt that Google has made noteworthy strides in developing an enterprise suite of products. And why would a company like an airline not consider Google? Of course, Google does not offer the technology to perform core transactional task or much less in-flight software. But day-to-day office tasks can well be handled with Google applications.

Google does not pose any threat to IBM. Google dominance is not at hand. But Palmisano does appear to acknowledge that Google has a place at the table.

텔레포니온라인

IBM CEO Sam Palmisano had some questions of his own in response to a question by a Barron’s writer about Google in the enterprise.

The quote appears in a Barron’s story about IBM’s comeback. The actual story requires a subscription to view. Here is what Palmisano had to say:
“Is Google going to become the computing platform for the enterprise? Is a bank going to run itself on Google? Is an airline going to run itself on Google? Is IBM going to run its supply chain on Google? Is Bharti Wireless going to run themselves on Google? Is the banking system of China that we’ve built going to be on Google? Is the Russian Central Bank that we’re building going to be on Google? No.”

It’s often perceived that a threat really is a threat when a smaller competitor is acknowledged by a much bigger rival. Is that the case, here? Palmisano does appear to infer that Google is not up to the task of handling the work required of major operations. By making the comment, it opens up questions about how much of a threat IBM sees in Google.

There is no doubt that Google has made noteworthy strides in developing an enterprise suite of products. And why would a company like an airline not consider Google? Of course, Google does not offer the technology to perform core transactional task or much less in-flight software. But day-to-day office tasks can well be handled with Google applications.

Google does not pose any threat to IBM. Google dominance is not at hand. But Palmisano does appear to acknowledge that Google has a place at the table.

[1] http://blog.telephonyonline.com/unfiltered/2009/12/29/ibm-says-google-wont-win-enterprise-but-what-about-telecom/
[2] http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2009/12/ibm-ceo-dismisses-idea-of-goog.php

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