“[IBM CEO] Lou Gerstner made two key decisions that have continued to pay dividends. First, he reversed a plan to break up the company. Good thing: Last year, IBM’s global reach and diversity buffered it from the tech downturn. Second, he made a huge strategic bet on the services business, shifting the company away from its roots as a maker of big iron and PCs. In 2001, IBM Global Services was the biggest and fastest-growing part of the company, with 43 percent of sales.” — BusinessWeek ...

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