[Update] As I had wondered, and other suggested to me, this number (25%) was likely a click bait fabrication.
Forbes and others also “fell for it.”
I’ll admit I did as well. It was too large to ignore, but it also didn’t make sense. Close down mainframe and storage? Seriously?
Lets call this what it is, an internet rumor that was busted.
Paraphrasing Mark Twain “An internet rumor can travel around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes”.
My apologies to IBM for repeating the rumor.
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