It's easier to see from just a glimpse at the annual HIMSS show, now taking place in Chicago.
It's a who's who of who was. Companies like Wyse Technology, marginalized years ago in the general market, have big booths at this show, and are very viable players.
Or consider the relationship between Dell and Perot Systems, the latter another HIMSS regular. Dell is hoping Perot can get it a taste of all that stimulus money, but understand that it's Perot that is the lead dog here, Dell the follower.
General Electric is far from a mainline technology supplier, but GE Healthcare is a major force at HIMSS, and thus it is making headlines this week: