Feeds

Intel and IBM save SCO, says Michels

Which makes you wonder about how close SCO came, doesn't it?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

SCO CEO Doug Michels says the company is heading back into profitability, and now has an opportunity to move upscale into the enterprise market. But as he explains how he sees this happening, it becomes fairly obvious how close to the abyss SCO came. In an interview with CNBC yesterday, Michels said that SCO could become the industry standard in the enterprise data centre with the help of partners Intel and IBM. These two relationships certainly strengthen SCO, but Intel's Unix plans only really tilted SCO-wards a few weeks ago, while the IBM alliance was only announced a few days ago. Michels is effectively pushing the continuation and extension of SCO's age-old policy of cornering the market in Unix on Intel, but he's making it clear that the company needed partners if it was to survive and prosper. An Intel partnership takes it some distance towards being the 'official' Intel Unix (but not the whole way -- Intel is friends with lots of other outfits too), while IBM theoretically gives it greater enterprise leverage. Michels describes this as being "an opportunity to see tremendous growth beyond anything we have seen before", but this is surely pitching it too strong. The IBM deal has for the moment reduced the chances of SCO being taken over, but doesn't necessarily come with stacks of new customers for the company. ® See IBM-SCO Unix deal may raise question over PPC future Click for more stories Click for story index

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.