OpenPOWER Foundation vs. Intel: The Interesting Contrast of Business Models

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The OpenPOWER Foundation has just marked its second anniverary. In a blog post for IT Business Edge, industry analyst Rob Enderle reflects on the impact of Linux, the OpenPOWER ecosystem, the importance of collaboration.

There is an "interesting battle brewing between Intel and IBM," he writes. "Here we have Intel and IBM going after each other, Intel using a business model similar to Microsoft’s and IBM using a model more like Linux than Android. In a weird way, IBM is using the exact opposite of the model it used to once become dominant, and it appears to be working. Let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each."

Read the full article here.