Venerable tech giant IBM (NYSE: IBM) reported its quarterly earnings after market close today, and the numbers appeared pretty impressive. For an established company, the firm appeared to have a growing presence in key markets and geographies. The envy of more concentrated tech companies such as Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), Dell (Nasdaq: DELL), and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), IBM saw its powerful business model -- with hardware sales driving software sales, in turn driving consulting contracts -- propelling the business forward yet again. The Motley Fool's two technology analysts, Andrew Tonner and Eric Bleeker, sit down in this video to examine the earnings.

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