Gulf Business Machines, one of the largest IT companies, basically an IBM supported (and pretty much an IBM clone as far as operations go, just like SBM or KBM) company in the ME has taken over IOP, a very old and respected System integrations company and has reintroduced it as GBM Pakistan. What impact will this have on Infotech, Si3, and Inbox? What impact would it have on IBM? This is good news for the industry but with growth and new players come new questions…. More on this later…i’ll have to write a detailed writeup on this major news item.. right now though if i dont pack i’ll miss my plane!!!