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IBM and Red Hats channel programmes to remain separate

Jul 11, 2019 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

IBM will not be merging its partner programme with that of Red Hat, the two companies announced, following the conclusion of their $34 billion acquisition deal.

The move is designed to ensure Red Hat's continued independence and position as "the Switzerland of IT", executives from the two companies said. The acquisition has sparked fears that Red Hat will be subsumed into IBM's larger corporate body, alienating long-time Red Hat fans and partners.

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