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Posts tagged “IBM”

Updated 6:48 p.m. yesterday

IBM opens 'cloud computing' data center in RTP

IBM is opening a huge data center at its RTP campus. According to an announcement made by Big Blue just after midnight, the so-called "cloud resiliency center" will cover some 72,000 square feet.

3:03 p.m. yesterday

Trending in the Triangle: IBM, Apple, Red Hat and Citrix top social conversations

Trending in the Triangle Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated 6:03 a.m. yesterday

IBM picks RTP for 'Innovation Center,' one of only six in U.S.

IBM  IBM plans to create an Innovation Center in RTP, but in terms of a timeline or more specifics a Big Blue spokesperson says those are still to be determined.

Updated September 18

Premium Lock NC startups showcase tech to cash in on 'Internet of Things'

The next wave in healthcare is here. And Triangle firms are cashing in. From sensors loaded in earbuds to monitor your health to technology designed to ease the burdens of transcriptions on doctors to helping ailing people better control their homes - all were showcased at the CED's Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh. WRAL TechWire's Allan Maurer has the inside story. And check out the photo slideshow from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.

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Updated September 16

IBM tells some employees they need 'training,' to cut their pay 10%

IBM                IBM is cutting pay 10 percent for employees designated for training after they were determined to have "not kept pace with acquiring skills and expertise needed to address changing client needs, technology and market requirements." Union says move is "outrageous."

September 16

IBMers react with anger, sarcasm at 10% pay cut

IBM Big Blue workers - some determined to be deficient in the latest skills and hit by a 10 percent pay cut - lit up the comments board at the website run by the union seeking to represent IBMers. They talked about the move as being "SCAMS" - a play off an IBM term for "Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Security and Social."

Updated August 28

Premium Lock HP takes lead in sever market as IBM-Lenovo deal waits for approval

HP's Meg Whitman has been throwing around a lot of "FUD" - fear, uncertainty and doubt - about the Lenovo-IBM x86 server deal since it was announced. And guess who now leads in global server sales?

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August 25

Former IBM chief John Akers dies at 79

Dec. 28, 1934 - Aug. 22, 2014 John Akers, chief executive officer for IBM during the 80s and early 90s, died Friday. He was 79 years old.

Updated August 22

Premium Lock Lenovo exec, a former IBMer, says union claim about massive Big Blue layoffs in '05 is 'not true'

Alliance at IBM, which is seeking to represent Big Blue employees, on Thursday issued a statement in which it warned current IBMers who will transition to Lenovo as part of the $2.3 billion x86 server transaction, about layoffs. it claimed big layoffs were part of the initial IBM-Lenovo PC deal in 2005. A senior Lenovo executive and a former IBMer involved in that deal says the union's claim is "not true."

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Updated August 15

Premium Lock U.S. government clears $2.3B Lenovo-IBM server deal

Lenovo and IBM issue statements confirming that the U.S. government has approved the company's $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's x86 server business. The OK is a big step toward making 2,000 IBMers in RTP employees of Lenovo.

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Updated August 14

Premium Lock Lenovo reports earnings surge, but deals with IBM, Motorola still under review

Lenovo banner at a trade show Lenovo reports an 18 percent annual increase in quarterly earnings for the period ending June 30. And Yang Yuanqing, its top executive, sees "even more opportunity to grow rapidly." However, the firm's acquisitions of IBM's x86 server business based in RTP and Google's Motorola Mobility are still under review, Yang says.

August 11

Premium Lock IBM beefs up cloud security with another acquisition

For the second time in two weeks, IBM is making an acquisition to expand its cloud security and identity and access management suite. The latest deal is for Lighthouse Security Group's Gateway platform and business operations.

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August 6

Premium Lock Inside IBM: Crossideas acquisition will bolster identity management business

Analysis: Technology Business Research believes IBM's acquisition of CrossIdeas will drive more customers to evaluate IBM's range of identity and access management products. But Big Blue still faces challenges in that growing tech sector.

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July 31

Premium Lock IBM acquires security software firm focused on 'cloud,' user access

IBM has bought an Italy-based software firm that focuses on control of users' access to enterprise networks and in "cloud" computing environment. The deal follows IBM's new partnership with Apple to deploy Apple mobile devices and to work on applications.

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July 30

Premium Lock Lenovo's top exec hails 'month of milestones' in growth

Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing hails results for Lenovo after research reports in PC, smartphone and table markets show continued sales growth. And Yang expects even more in months still to come as his "PC-Plus" strategy sweeps forward.

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July 24

Premium Lock Compute this: IBM-USAA deal to ignite Watson commercialization

Analysis: IBM took a major step to commercialize its Watson cognitive computing technologies by teaming with USAA, a financial services provider for members of the U.S. military and their families. Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research explains.

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July 18

Premium Lock IBM's quarterly profit improves but revenue declines again, down 2%

IBM earnings  IBM is reporting profit that climbed by 28 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations even though revenue continued to decline for the ninth consecutive quarter.

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Updated July 17

Premium Lock Is IBM-Apple deal a slap in the face for Lenovo?

If Lenovo has a "parent" in its rise as a global technology powerhouse, it's IBM. After all, Big Blue's sale of its PC division to Lenovo in 2005 took the China-born company international. Now, Lenovo is trying to buy IBM's x86 server business and Google's Motorola Mobility to accelerate growth in servers and smartphones. So what does IBM do as Lenovo grows as a threat to Apple? The Skinny talks with an analyst about IBM's big deal with Apple. Is it a slap in the face to Lenovo? By the way, BlackBerry already is caught up in fallout from the deal.

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July 16

Premium Lock Inside Apple-IBM partnership: A big win for both companies

Analysis: Both companies benefit; Apple increases its business presence, at the expense of Android, Windows and Blackberry, and IBM extends the utility of its analytics solutions and gains from sales of management and security solutions for iPhones and iPads. Neither company gives up anything.

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Updated July 16

Premium Lock Once enemies, now allies: IBM, Apple team up for iPhone, iPad sales

Apple teams with IBM Bitter enemies in the past, Apple and IBM on Tuesday disclosed they are teaming up to sell more iPads and iPhones to corporate clients with IBM developing apps and providing services geared to enterprise customers.

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