IBM Should Spin Off The “Watson Group” — Just Like eBay Is Doing With PayPal.
by Anura Guruge
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I do not have the time, desire or energy to justify it, yet again, right now but take it from me, on trust, that I do know IBM and its workings better than most. IBM was my life, 24×7, for 33 years and when I say 24/7 I am not joking.
Watson has been on my mind, quite a bit, of late. Just this morning that I really should write a book on the Watson technology. I haven’t looked BUT I am sure I have a fair amount of the material already.
It is like Microsoft and the X-Box. Ebay and Paypal. Just today I heard that Symantec is going to be splitting into two.
I don’t have the time to go into details BUT to me it would make sense, especially in terms of the IBM shareholders, IF IBM splits off Watson as a separate entity. By all means IBM should hold onto a large chunk of the equity, BUT IBM should cut it loose.
I haven’t fully thought it out BUT it occurs to me that MIT or equivalent might make a better fist of Watson that will IBM — at least in the mid-term.
So maybe a new entity with control interest divided between IBM, Google (yes, Google), Oracle and academia.
Wow. I already like the sound of that. I want in.
Just remember where YOU read this first.
I added ‘Watson’ to my list. Right now it is #4 or #5. That is bad.