Friday, March 01, 2002

Is AT&T the Next IBM?

In the middle of the last recession, everybody and their brother said that IBM was toast. There were articles about it, there were books about it, it was business conventional wisdom squared. Instead of folding, IBM reinvented itself as a information technology services company and regained its place as one of the world's most esteemed (and highly valued) corporations.

The Economist notes that something similar may now be happening at AT&T. AT&T President Dave Dorman is trying to do for his company what Lou Gerstner did for IBM. He just might do it.