IBM, as well as Hewlett-Packard, recently lowered its Unix server prices to compete more aggressively against Sun Microsystems. Do you see a price war coming?
What accounts for the strong acceptance that you're seeing?
The Regatta is also heralded for its energy conservation features. We talked to one customer who shaved $100,000 (£70,077) off their electricity bill after shifting to the Regatta. Is that the technology breakthrough you're talking about?
Hardware vendors, and Sun in particular, saw extraordinary sales during the dotcom boom but ran into problems when those companies went out of business and their servers flooded the market. When do you expect to see a recovery?
By open movement you mean Linux, since IBM sees Linux as one of its favourite operating environments?
IBM has a number of proprietary operating systems. Are those going away?
And what about IBM's mainframes?
Speaking of the competitiveness of the hardware market, do you think the merger of HP and Compaq - or these companies as separate entities if the merger falls through - will have a negative or positive impact on the market?