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The worldwide server provider router (SPR) market dipped 7 percent in the second quarter
of this year, according to a Gartner Dataquest report. Dataquest defines SPRs as
carrier-class routers capable of providing multigigabit bandwidth in support of
high-speed wide area network interfaces. These devices are typically designed for
installation in service provider networks. According to the Dataquest report, the SPR
market totaled $494 billion in the second quarter.
Kerravala needs an education, and the author needs to choose better quotes!
What a horribly poor analogy - Microsoft vs. IBM with not being able to defeat IBM a give-up attitude?
If you're referring to the creation of DOS, I don't think that was a market IBM had much share in... after all, DOS was basically FOR the IBM PC, not replacing something that already existed. IBM had turned to outside vendors (like they turned to Intel's chip) to produce those components as a result of the scrutiny produced by the antitrust trial. IBM, through its own actions (and some later blunders), created the Wintel duolopy.
As far as the OS/2-Windows battle, that battle didn't ignite until very late in the 1980s, and really wasn't much of a battle. IBM never HAD the market share, it was Microsoft's to lose... after all, THEY were the ones that produced MS-DOS!