Commentary: Big Blue Should Get A Little Smaller

Big Blue is doing a bit of reshaping, and it's about time. Word leaked out on Sept. 1 that IBM has put its Global Network operation up for sale, hoping to bring in $3 billion to $4 billion from the unit that handles data communications traffic for customers in 900 cities around the world. It's the second business IBM execs have put on the block since April. That month, the company started shopping around a division that makes printers, looking to fetch $2.5 billion.

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