IT & Network Infrastructure : IBM at 100: Big Blue`s Top Divestitures and Spinoffs

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-06-09 Print this article Print
Known more recently for its acquisitions, IBM also has a reputation for spinning off commodity businesses such as printers, PCs and notebooks and more. The company over the years has made the decision to go after high-value business with its middleware, hardware and services offerings. This list goes from the early 1970s to 2009 and includes some of the interesting partnerships IBM has had with Apple Computer in the early '90s. Among Big Blue's most famous divestitures have been the spinoff of the IBM printer business—which became Lexmark