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Posts tagged “IBM”

July 24

IBM acquires cloud database firm Compose

IBM Cloud   IBM (NYSE: IBM) has acquired Compose Inc., aprivate San Mateo, CA-based company that sells database offerings such as MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, among others, to web and mobile app developers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Tags: IBM, Internet
July 21

Tech giants keep spending big on lobbying in DC

Dollar sign      Money talks in Washington, D.C., and technology giants keep spreading around the cash as it lobbies for everything from tax breaks to more business. AT&T stepped up its lobbying, for example, as it continues to try to win approval for its DirecTV deal. But the communications giant has plenty of company when it comes to investing in D.C.

July 21

Premium Lock More big blues for IBM: Transformation can't halt revenue decline

IBM                         IBM reported a 13.5 percent drop in revenue for its most recent quarter, stretching its streak of decline to 13 straight. Big Blue shares fell 5 percent in after-hours trading following Monday's earnings report, which missed analysts' expectations by 1 percent. Analyst Stephen Belanger examines what's going on.

Tags: IBM
July 20

Premium Lock Inside IBM: Analysts see a 'cultural shift' as reorganization takes effect

IBM Cloud   Analysis: IBM discloses its latest earnings on Monday, six months into its latest reorganization. At a recent event, IBM executives demonstrate where Big Blue is going as a company, and analysts from Technology Business Research see a "cultural shift" underway.

Tags: IBM
Updated July 16

Free Google Fiber; Aerie Phama expands RTP R&D,; IBM, RTI partner; coal ash recycling; iPod update

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Durham public housing residents to get Google Fiber free; Aerie Pharmaceuticals expanding R&D in the RTP; IBM, RTI partner; iPod touch updated; EPRI to study coal ash recycling for Duke

July 14

IBM partners in job-creation effort for vets

IBM and Corporate America Supports You announced a new initiative Tuesday that connects North Carolina veterans to highly-skilled tech jobs.

July 10

Advanced IBM chips could lead to 50 percent boost

IBM                         IBM has made working ultradense computer chips about four times the capacity of the most powerful chips available now and capable of a 50 percent power/performance boost.

July 3

GSK's HIV drug deal with China; inside IBM's Wimbledon bunker; Red Hat adds SAP to cloud; Tesla sets record; Wi-Fi in Cuba

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: GSK makes an HIV drug deal with China; going inside IBM's bunker at Wimbledon; Red Hat adds SAP support to cloud services at Amazon; Tesla sets a record for car deliveries; and Cuba gets Wi-Fi hot spots.

July 2

Apple Watch forecast cut; robot kills worker; IBM's $1.5B chip deal closes; GSK vaccine, narcolepsy linked; AT&T-DirecTV deal nears OK

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: An analyst says Apple Watch sales are slowing and he cuts forecast; a robot kills a worker in Germany; IBM closes on its $1.5 billion deal to dump its chip business; a GSK drug is linked to narcolepsy outbreak by study; and AT&T reportedly wins Justice Department OK for its DirecTV deal.

Updated June 30

AT&T extends DirecTV deal date; IBM chip plant sale OK'd; France detains Uber managers; Foursquare's 'mayorships;' a Novartis buy

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: AT&T extends its deal deadline for DirecTV; IBM receives final OK to sell chip plant; two Uber managers detained for questioning in France; Foursquare's "mayorships" are back; and Novartis buys a U.S. pharma firm.

June 26

Premium Lock Inside IBM's Box cloud partnership: A silver lining?

IBM Cloud   Analysis: Week after week, month after month, IBM deepens its commitment to "cloud" computing as part of its new strategic vision. From a recent OpenStack acquisition to committing "hundreds of millions" of dollars to big data analytics to this week's deal with Box, Big Blue keeps making headlines. But is the Box deal one that erases its cloud challenges?

Tags: IBM, Internet
June 24

Premium Lock Report: 'Cloud' services not necessarily cheaper than internal platforms

Is "cloud computing" cheaper than running information technology applications on your own internal resources? It's often touted that way, but a new report from Information Services Group says "cloud" is not always cheaper. WTW Insiders can access the details.

Pricing in the "cloud" Pricing in the "cloud"

Updated June 15

Premium Lock IBM committing 'hundreds of millions' in big data software

IBM's Bluemix PaaS Big Blue is giving a big spark at the Spark development conference that opens today, disclosing plans to commit some 3,500 programmers to an effort costing "hundreds of millions" of dollars a year for big data analytics.

Tags: IBM, Internet
June 9

Premium Lock Inside IBM's OpenStack buy: A cloud destination in sight?

IBM Cloud   Analysis: Principal Analyst Allan Krans of Technology Business Research says IBM's announced purchase last week of Blue Box clarifies Big Blue's strategy for cloud computing with an emphasis on OpenStack.

Tags: IBM, Internet
June 3

Premium Lock Inside look at Cisco, IBM's latest OpenStack 'cloud' plays

Cloud computing Cisco and IBM are deepening their commitments to the "cloud" - especially in the open source collaborative world of OpenStack where Red Hat is a big player - with acquisitions announced Wednesday. Here's what insiders had to say about the deals.

May 22

Premium Lock Apple-IBM apps for Watch go enterprise IT; Uber loses in France; FAA apps target delays; PayPal going mobile; PowerSecure solar at Cree

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Apple and IBM unveil enterprise apps for the Watch; Uber loses legal case in France; PayPal is going mobile; the FAA hopes apps will fight flight delays; and PowerSecure teams with Cree for a solar project in Durham.

Updated May 18

Premium Lock Court backs Apple vs Samsung; Google wins free-speech case; Royalty Exchange woes; IBM claims no NC tax credits; startup rethinks awards

Bulldog In our latest Bulldog wrapup of technology news: An appeals court backs Apple in its suit against Samsung; Google prevails in free speech case; startuo Royalty Exchange eyes sale or possible shutdown; IBM claims no tax credits in N.C.; and a Triangle startup rethinks awards.

May 14

Premium Lock 'Venom' security risk hits cloud; Red Hat warns about vulnerability

Red Hat        The world of "cloud computing" has been hit by another serious security vulnerability called "Venom." Raleigh-based Red Hat warns that "all" of its products that include a particular open source tool are vulnerable.

May 13

Premium Lock Inside IBM's 'Watson Health:' A stampede into cognitive healthcare

IBM Watson avatar   Analysis: IBM's actions illustrate the power of its cognitive computing technologies and the workload traction accelerating in mission-critical industries With a flurry of announcements aimed directly at the healthcare market, IBM announced expanded Watson-dependent software and services designed to improve patient outcomes. So concludes analysts at Technology Business Research.

May 12

Premium Lock IBM picks Triangle for first 'dojo' cloud computing lab

As IBM continues its shift to "cloud computing" applications and development with projects such as Watson and away from hardware, its campus in RTP could be a key to that evolution. Proof in part is Big Blue's decision to open its first cloud computing lab, or "dojo," in RTP where the focus is on open source, collaborative application development.

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