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Dec 10 2008   4:07PM GMT

IBM Smart Cubes – I would like to demo one and review it

David Vasta David Vasta Profile: David Vasta

The Smart Cube from IBM has been getting lots of talk around the web, just not much from IBM? I want to see some real details and when I go to IBM’s web site and search for “Smart Cube”, I get nothing. Once again IBM DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO MARKET ANYTHING THEY SELL!

IBM has become one of the most frsutrating companies to deal with from a product and delivery stand point.

The only press release I can find is missing :: LINK HERE

Thank goodness for the ITJungle, as they seem to have more details about the product than IBM does at this time.

Links to all the details I can find:

LINK :: Is the Smart Cube the New i?

LINK :: A Little More Detail on the Smart Cube and Its Market

LINK :: IBM Press Release – IBM Launches “Smart Business”  New Computing Paradigm for SMBs in India; Ready-to-Use IT 

“These Power-based machines are not, I have learned, going to get the nifty new boxes that the Lotus Foundations X64 appliance that was (announced a few weeks ago are getting, but will be in the same tower boxes that a regular Power Systems machine uses. The Power versions of the Smart Cube will be made in Rochester, Minnesota, and in Dublin, Ireland, which is where entry Power Systems machines and earlier AS/400, iSeries, and System i boxes were also manufactured. So it is important to realize that, as far as I know, these Power-based appliances are not being made in China. However, the Lotus Foundations and very similar Smart Cube X64 appliances are made in China, and that probably gives them a distinct manufacturing cost advantage.”

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