How Big Blue Earns Big Cash

This video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst Austin Smith discusses topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin takes a closer look at IBM to help investors understand where Big Blue gets its cash. One of the things that stands out is the virtuous cycle of income that this tech titan generates by selling hardware, software, and services. It's this cycle, coupled with the expertise that's gained from being a 100-year-old company, that has built an incredibly wide moat around IBM. There are no other tech companies that can match it in this rhythm. Some analysts have looked to Hewlett-Packard and Dell to reinvent themselves in IBM's image, but that's far easier said then done, and they're still a long way off.

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