Shares of IBM (NYSE:IBM) fell today, after the company announced its first-quarter earnings after market close yesterday. Revenue fell yet again for Big Blue, as it has every quarter for the past eight consecutive quarters.

In this segment from Thursday's Investor Beat, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analyst Matt Koppenheffer discuss the business of IBM. Matt talks about how this is a business in flux, as it continues to become a services and consulting business. However, it isn't there yet. He points to how long this transition may take, and where the transitional growing pains may be along the way.

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