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.
The Nasdaq computer index Friday hit its highest point since November 2000, in the wake of the dot-com bust, despite mixed reports this week from the hardware and components sector.
Hewlett-Packard took back its server crown from IBM last quarter as the overall market contracted, IDC reported Wednesday.
Once heavily reliant on the Chinese market, Lenovo is now looking to make acquisitions as it tries to expand its growing enterprise business to other countries.
There were some unexpected new entrants into the Cloud space this year, according to IBM Global Technology Services Cloud computing executive, Dean Evans.
Gemalto have announced a global business partnership with IBM for its latest Ezio eBanking security platform.
In the global race to build the next generation of supercomputers – exascale – there is no guarantee of who will finish first.
Qualcomm wants to make tablets and smartphones more perceptive by giving the devices a “silicon brain,” company CEO Paul Jacobs said Wednesday.
Gulf Business Machines today used its inaugural Enterprise Mobility event in Doha to highlight how companies and governments can leverage smart phones and tablets.
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.
Can Big Data programmes be run using traditional IT teams, or do organisations need to take a new approach to hiring?
Mobile management vendors including Good Technology and MobileIron are increasing their efforts to pitch Android and iOS as alternatives to BlackBerry, thanks to improved security and management tools.
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 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.
When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of Web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer clearing a path in the new, wild frontier of enterprise cloud computing.
A study by analyst IDC shows how companies are using the open source Hadoop big data analytics systems alongside other systems to get value out of their data.
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.
Apple has emerged as the most valuable brand in the world, passing Coca-Cola which held the top position for 13 years, according to a report released by brand consultancy Interbrand.
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, continues to stagnate, with year-on-year growth of just 2.8 percent recorded for Q2 2013.
Microsoft is the highest ranked technology company in a study that recognises the top 20 best companies for leadership in the world.windowseverywhere
International Data Corporation (IDC), IT and communications market intelligence and events firm, today brought together more than 150 of the top IT end users from across the Kingdom for the first day of its prestigious Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2013.
Oracle has claimed its newly launched ZS3 Series storage offers better throughput, latency, price and performance than NetApp, EMC, IBM and HP systems. Citing “new world record performance”, Oracle said the disk storage …
Much of what Apple offers enterprise workers and their IT departments in the new iPhone 5S and 5C comes by virtue of its new iOS 7, first announced in June.
IBM is working to develop microservers based on low-power processors but isn’t sure yet when the systems will be introduced.
Over 100 Middle East-based IT professionals today filled the Habtoor Grand Hotel’s Andalus Ballroom to bursting point, as Infrastructure Strategies 2013 kicked off the local tech event season with a bang.
The disk storage systems market generated $7.7 billion in revenue in the second quarter of this year, representing a 5 percent year-over-year decline as well as a slight sequential drop compared to the …
The U.S. isn’t doing a good job keeping secrets. Think Edward Snowden. But demand for trustworthy IT professionals is strong, especially if they want to work for Amazon Web Services.
EMC today announced advances in its VNX line of midrange storage, which will now be built for flash first, and new capabilities for its VXPEX Proven Architecture portfolio. The storage giant also revealed …
Tech companies are hanging onto record amounts of cash, and industry watchers want to see more of it reinvested in the companies or distributed to shareholders.
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 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.
When Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer steps down in the next 12 months, his successor will be left with the task of easing rising privacy concerns fueled by reports of massive Internet snooping …
An accumulation of blunders under Steve Ballmer’s leadership may have hit a tipping point this year, leading to Friday’s groundshaking announcement that Bill Gates’ former right hand and heir, as well as Microsoft’s fiercest …
Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, in July introduced a new release of its groundbreaking Riverbed Granite product family that delivers an enterprise-class solution for server and data consolidation in the Middle East.
Hewlett-Packard has joined Nvidia’s growing Grid alliance, equipping a Gen8 Proliant blade server with graphics boards that can speed up and lower the cost of virtual desktop deployments.
Unix, the core server operating system in enterprise networks for decades, now finds itself in a slow, inexorable decline. IDC predicts that Unix server revenue will slide from $10.2 billion in 2012 to $8.7 billion in 2017, and Gartner sees Unix market share slipping from 16 percent in 2012 to 9 percent in 2017.
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 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 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 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 …
As hackers and attackers wreak havoc on the industry, businesses have been looking for a watchful protector to secure their assets. Is security-as-a-service the IT industry’s Dark Knight?
After a period of reluctance, organisations are beginning to trust the cloud, but the decision far from ends at acceptance. Do you go public or private? Or do you go for a combination of both — otherwise known as a hybrid. The latter is allowing to dip before diving in.
When the first quarter saw IBM miss earnings expectations for the first time in eight years, questions were raised not just on Big Blue, but the state of the IT industry as a whole.
Recent news that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating how IBM reports its cloud computing revenues begs the question: Why are companies so coy about reporting their cloud revenues? Basically, the answer is because …
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 …
If you’re in the market for a high-performing, low-priced Ultrabook, this has to be the one to go for.
Have you noticed that tablets are starting to feel a little mundane? You’ve got a rectangular slate with a large display while the manufacturer’s bragging about how it’s some fragment of a millimeter thinner or some fraction of an ounce lighter than the last.
The Note 8.0 is decent small tablet that costs just a little bit too much.