Sadagopan concurs with Robert X. Cringely that IBM is on a slippery slope, relying on inertia among the customer base. You could say the same about SAP but it wouldn't be so true. In fact, you could say that about a number of mega-corps in the enterprise applications space. Including Microsoft. Even so, I'd like to see the hard evidence of this. Listening to Mark Loughridge, IBMs CFO make a defence of the company's future, you'd not believe he shares these views.