The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

Tech giant IBM reports its fourth quarter 2011 earnings on Thursday the 19th.  Although an established company by any standard, the company continues to dominate its space.  The Motley Fool's media and technology analyst Andrew Tonner discusses what investors should expect from Big Blue in the days to come

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