Sales at Sun Microsystems Corp, already under pressure, could take a further
hit from the collapse of IBM's multi-billion dollar bid.
The failure of the high-end computer and software company to sell itself
might drive customers to its rivals-International Business Machines Corp, HP and
"Sun is committed to our customers and channel partners, and will continue to
do what has always defined the company: innovate for customers," a company
spokesman said in a statement.
Rob Enderle, Group Analyst, Enderle Group said the collapse of the talks
damaged Sun's credibility with its biggest customer group, the financial
services industry, which relies on high-end Sun servers to handle critical tasks
such as trading and other banking transactions.