Steve Mills: I compete with Microsoft everyday

Steve Mills, IBM SVP, Software Group, is responsible for the 33,000 software professionals working around the globe, in sales, development and services, cashing in $18B in revenues (2007) and accountable for 40% of IBM’s profit. It’s no secret that IBM and Microsoft compete in the messaging and collaboration space for some time, with both companies in it for the long run.

Last week during a visit to UAE, Steve outlined his views on the software business, IBM Software strategy, acquisitions and the competition of course.

I compete with Microsoft everyday, Mills says. That space is very competitive between the two companies. They’re endlessly attacking us. We’re endless attacking them and there is nothing more fun than to attack your competitor with ‘free’.

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