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last updated: 1/22/99 10:29 pm PST
GET WEB OR GET OUT
Giants Jump Into Internet
After Sleepy Beginning
Fearing that by remaining ignorant of
the scramble for position on the Internet that they would miss out entirely, a number of
immense companies are only now waking up to the idea that they face two choices in the IT
area: Get Web or Get out...
As a result, industry dominants, including AT&T, Walt Disney and
Microsoft; are now doing all they can to get a foothold in this zero-gravity
industry, primarily by purchasing or merging with those companies that powered the
Internet to its current level.
While 1998 was the year of Internet companies rising in market
capitalization as bubbles to the top of the financial world, we suggest that 1999 will be
the year of the sleeping giants, who now awake, will mark their positions
in the industry.
By merging with these Internet bubbles, these real-world giants have
become a significantly more attractive subject to Internet area investors while at the
same time incomparably solidifying the Internet bubble's overall stability.
An ongoing look into the emerging players on the
Giant Can Only Dream
WEB INFLUENCE: (1/22/99)
IBM knows how to sell machines...
IBM knows how to make profits...
Now IBM is trying to tell us about e-Business.
Where is the giant failing in its quest?
IBM has gotten a message this week: Sleeping
|Compaq On the WWWarpath
(1/20/99) WEB INFLUENCE: Following a year of indecision after the
company's acquisiton of Digital Equipment Corporation and the Alta Vista search engine,
computer industry leader Compaq announced a strategy to incorporate the Web further into
its business earlier this month.
Sleeping Giants: Compaq