Big Blue faces legal battle as server takes a tumble

IBM is being sued for the cost of a £700,000 server that was written off after being dropped by a forklift truck. US contractor TR Systems is suing IBM, claiming that poor packaging caused the severe damage to the server, which occurred in transit to a warehouse.

IBM is being sued for the cost of a £700,000 server that was written off after being dropped by a forklift truck. US contractor TR Systems is suing IBM, claiming that poor packaging caused the severe damage to the server, which occurred in transit to a warehouse.

The US District Court in Alexandria will decide who is to blame - the forklift driver or IBM. Either way, they don't make 'em like they used to. IBM used to install AS/400 servers in Chieftain tanks and claimed the servers were bomb proof - presumably only when the tanks were packed in bubble wrap.

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