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Samuel Palmisano

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  1. IBM to Acquire SPSS

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    Tue, 28 Jul 2009

    software and services organizations and capturing cost synergies. The company has made about 50 software acquisitions during Sam Palmisano 's tenure as CEO and has expanded sales by 37% and pretax margins from 22% to in excess of 33% over the past four years

  2. Stock Analyst Note - IBM

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    Wed, 23 Oct 2002

    primarily because of macroeconomic issues and sickly IT spending, but margins held up rather nicely. This suggests to us that IBM's competitive position remains strong, and that Sam Palmisano 's cost-cutting program is taking hold.

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