Twitter, IBM form analytic apps partnership

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - October 30th, 2014

IBM and Twitter have announced a partnership that will merge Twitter’s massive flows of social media data with Big Blue’s analytics software, including Watson.

Cook: First Apple-IBM products to launch in November

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - October 21st, 2014

The first products from Apple’s mobile enterprise partnership with IBM will roll out next month, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who said the partnership “could change the way people work.”

IBM’s Rometty defends rocky financial results

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - October 21st, 2014

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is moving quickly to quell concerns about the company’s sinking earnings and decision to pay more than a billion dollars to cast off its money-losing microelectronics business to GlobalFoundries.

IBM offloads semiconductor unit to GlobalFoundries

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - October 21st, 2014

IBM will sell the semiconductor technologies unit that makes its Power processors to Abu Dhabi-owned GlobalFoundries, paying the chip manufacturer about US$1.3 billion to take two factories off its hands in a move to erase losses.

IBM to sell Elastic Storage in power-based box

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - October 6th, 2014

IBM will extend its Elastic Storage technology with two new products as the company moves to offer software-defined storage in several forms.

Lenovo, IBM reveal x86 server strategy

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - September 10th, 2014

With Lenovo expected to close its IBM x86 server business acquisition by year end, a glimpse at the combined server product line has emerged.

IBM announces Watson Big Data enhancements

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - August 31st, 2014

IBM has announced advances in Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities that could enable researchers to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unknown connections in Big Data.

Apple, IBM spell out enterprise support

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 19th, 2014

Apple will provide an expanded set of support services to IBM customers with iPhones and iPads under a new enterprise-grade AppleCare plan, the support and warranty extensions Apple has long sold to consumers and businesses.

Apple and IBM pair for iOS apps

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - July 16th, 2014

Apple is making a push for the corporate IT market through a partnership with IBM, which will develop iOS apps for its Big Data and analytics services and promote iPhones and iPads to clients.

IBM lines up $3 billion cognitive chip investment

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - July 10th, 2014

IBM will pour $3 billion into computing and chip materials research over the next five years, as it rethinks computer design and looks to a future that may not involve silicon chips.

IBM to unveil software-defined storage product line

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - May 12th, 2014

On Monday, IBM will take the wraps off a portfolio of products for software-defined storage, an area where established vendors and startups alike are already claiming the future has arrived.

Google shows homegrown server with IBM Power chip

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - April 30th, 2014

IBM’s efforts to expand the use of its Power chips in hyperscale data centres just got a big shot in the arm from Google.

IBM develops online cloud marketplace

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - April 29th, 2014

IBM has assembled a vast array of hosted cloud services, and is displaying them on its Cloud online marketplace from Monday.

IBM making push for Power server chips

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - April 24th, 2014

An IBM project to widen the use of its Power server chips inched forward Wednesday with Big Blue trying to challenge Intel for a bigger role in the hyperscale data centres run by the likes of Google and Facebook.

IBM profit falls on weak hardware sales and transition costs

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - April 17th, 2014

Falling hardware sales and the cost of layoffs hit IBM’s profit hard in the first quarter, sending it down 21 percent from a year earlier.

IBM celebrates mainframe birthday

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 9th, 2014

IBM yesterday hosted its Mainframe50 event, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the System/360 mainframe.

Why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 7th, 2014

Fifty years ago on April 7, IBM announced the computer that the task force had designed, the System/360.

IBM System/360: The dawn of enterprise IT

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - April 7th, 2014

Fifty years ago, IBM announced the mainframe computer that its task force had designed – the System/360.

IBM: CFOs lack faith in Big Data strategies

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 9th, 2014

According to a new IBM study, 82 percent of CFOs see the value of integrating enterprise-wide data, but only 24 percent think their team is up to the task.

AT&T and IBM cement security partnership

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - February 26th, 2014

AT&T and IBM have announced they’ve sealed a partnership to provide security services for a range of enterprises with plans to unite AT&T Secure Gateway Solutions with IBM’s threat-monitoring services.

Samsung joins IBM, Google in OpenPower alliance

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - February 13th, 2014

Samsung has joined the fledgling OpenPower Consortium, an alliance led by IBM to push Power-based chip designs into hardware products such as servers.

IBM to consolidate communication and collaboration wares into Connections suite

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - February 2nd, 2014

IBM will house its email, communication and collaboration products in its Connections suite, whose scope until now has been limited to enterprise social networking software.

Lenovo restructuring to focus on enterprise products, software after IBM deal

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - January 29th, 2014

Lenovo is once again restructuring its operations, this time to create two new business groups devoted to its enterprise products and to developing a software ecosystem.

Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $2.3 billion

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - January 26th, 2014

Lenovo Group has agreed to buy IBM’s x86 server hardware business and related maintenance services for US$2.3 billion, it announced Thursday.

IBM’s low-end server business back on sale; Dell, Fujitsu, Lenovo circling

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - January 23rd, 2014

IBM has revived efforts to sell its low-end server business and Dell, Fujitsu and Lenovo are all lining up to take a look, according to reports this week.

Hardware hampers IBM’s Q4 revenue

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - January 22nd, 2014

Still hampered by slow hardware sales, IBM reported a 5.5 percent decline in revenue for the fourth quarter, even as it managed to post a 6 percent gain in net income.

IBM invests $1.2 billion in global data centre network

Sam Shead by Sam Shead - January 19th, 2014

IBM today announced plans to commit $1.2 billion (£730 million) to expand its global cloud footprint through a number of new data centres set to open this year.

IBM lays plans to be a cloud storage broker

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - December 8th, 2013

IBM is developing software that will allow organisations to use multiple cloud storage services interchangeably, reducing dependence on any single cloud vendor and ensuring that data remains available even during service outages.

HP regains server top-spot from IBM in final quarter

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - December 5th, 2013

Hewlett-Packard took back its server crown from IBM last quarter as the overall market contracted, IDC reported Wednesday.

IBM: small provider price war saturating cloud market

Patrick Budmar by Patrick Budmar - December 4th, 2013

There were some unexpected new entrants into the Cloud space this year, according to IBM Global Technology Services Cloud computing executive, Dean Evans.

Gemalto, IBM announce eBanking partnership

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 27th, 2013

Gemalto have announced a global business partnership with IBM for its latest Ezio eBanking security platform.

IBM acquires Fiberlink as mobile-security strategy lynchpin

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - November 14th, 2013

IBM yesterday announced an agreement to acquire Fiberlink Communications, saying the purchase is a key part of a broader mobile-security strategy to provide assurance in transactions conducted via devices such as iPhones and Android smartphones.

Judge hits IBM in CIA cloud case

Patrick Thibodeau by Patrick Thibodeau - November 10th, 2013

IBM was accused by a federal court of “gamesmanship” in its bid for the CIA’s cloud computing contract. The accusation is part of a ruling unsealed Friday.

Twitter increases top-end share price to $25 as IBM alleges copyright violations

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - November 5th, 2013

Twitter on Monday increased the price of shares in its initial public offering to a range of US$23 to $25 per share and also revealed that IBM has claimed the company has infringed on several patents.

IBM to pay $44,000 fine over online job listings

Jeremy Kirk by Jeremy Kirk - September 30th, 2013

IBM will pay a US$44,000 fine to settle a case alleging it violated anti-discrimination law by placing online job listings seeking software developers with specific visas, the US Department of Justice said Friday.

IBM eyeing microservers to compete with HP’s Moonshot

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - September 11th, 2013

IBM is working to develop microservers based on low-power processors but isn’t sure yet when the systems will be introduced.

IBM starts restricting hardware patches to paying customers

By Joab Jackson by By Joab Jackson - August 29th, 2013

Following through on a policy change announced in 2012, IBM has started restricting availability of hardware patches to paying customers, spurring at least one advocacy group to accuse the company of anticompetitive practices. […]

IBM to license Power chip design to Google, others

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - August 26th, 2013

IBM has joined forces with Google as it launches an effort to expand the use of its Power platform and reverse declines in its hardware business.

IBM provides analytics tools as GAME makes transition to online sales

Matthew Finnegan by Matthew Finnegan - August 18th, 2013

PC and video game GAME will use IBM’s cloud-based marketing automation tools to support the company’s transition to focusing on online sales. Having previously had a strong high street presence, retailer GAME Group went […]

IBM lands billion dollar cloud transformation contract with US government

Matthew Finnegan by Matthew Finnegan - August 16th, 2013

IBM has been awarded a contract worth up to $1 billion to transform the US Department of the Interior’s IT as part of a major cloud computing initiative. The DOI is aiming to […]

IBM to acquire endpoint security company Trusteer

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - August 15th, 2013

IBM has signed an agreement to acquire security company Trusteer, and plans to set up a cybersecurity software lab in Israel. The financial terms of the proposed acquisition were not disclosed. With offices […]

IBM, universities partner on ‘big data’ skills training

Chris Kanaracus by Chris Kanaracus - August 14th, 2013

IBM is hoping to help create the next generation of “big data” specialists through a series of partnerships with universities around the world, as well as influence the curriculum. Nine new agreements announced […]

IBM to license Power chips to keep them relevant

Mark Hachman by Mark Hachman - August 7th, 2013

IBM said Tuesday that it will begin licensing its Power chips to other companies, pursuing a direction that companies like ARM have followed with great success. IBM also said that it would form […]

IBM says profit, revenue fell but raises expectations for year

Marc Ferranti by Marc Ferranti - July 18th, 2013

A rebound for IBM failed to materialise in the second quarter, as profit and sales declined along with a slump in revenue from hardware and services.

IBM continues cloud push with CSL aquisition

Matthew Finnegan by Matthew Finnegan - July 14th, 2013

IBM has acquired virtualisation management software firm CSL International, with the aim of improving the cloud computing capabilities of its zEnterprise System mainframes.

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