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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
This week IBM announced that they bought Red Hat for $34 Billion. IBM spent $190 a share, which technically was overpaying, as at close on Friday, Red Hat was worth $117 a share - however; Red Hat did not necessarily want to be sold. IBM had to overpay to acquire what they wanted.
IBM has always been a server based business, and right now, they are focusing new energy on cloud; so, in essence, this was a smart move for the company as a whole, based on the direction they are headed.
According to Tech Crunch, “The acquisition of Red Hat is a game-changer. It changes everything about the cloud market,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, in a statement. “IBM will become the world’s number-one hybrid cloud provider, offering companies the only open cloud solution that will unlock the full value of the cloud for their businesses.”
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