IBM at CES: Right at Home

Big Blue's consumer-related business is growing fast thanks to the migration of its technologies from enterprise computing to consumer applications

IBM may be one of the last tech outfits to come to mind when you think about consumer products. After all, the company severed its direct sales link with consumers when it sold its PC division to Lenovo Group in 2005. Yet IBM (IBM) is making a big deal of its presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Among the glitzy, tricked-out booths for Sony (SNE), Samsung, and XM Satellite Radio (XMSR), IBM has set up a sprawling showcase for its technologies and services.

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