eWeek has published an interesting interview they had with Mike Devlin, the General Manager of IBM's Rational Division. In it, Mr. Devlin comments on competition from kwVSTS and the "Eclipsizing" of Rational products. He also talks about how Rational has integrated into IBM on both technical and cultural levels.
Mike Devlin, general manager of IBM's Rational division, will be top dog at the Rational Software Development User Conference this week in Dallas. When IBM finalized its $2.1 billion acquisition of Rational Corp. in February 2003, Devlin traded his CEO position for that of general manager of IBM Rational. Devlin talked with eWEEK Senior Writer Darryl K. Taft about competition, Rational's role in IBM and trends in the business of delivering software development tools.