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Posts tagged “IBM”

November 19

Survey shows corporate progress in embracing LGBT equality

A new survey from the Human Rights Campaign finds that a record number of companies, including seven in North Carolina, received perfect scores in corporate inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Bank of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC and GlaxoSmithKline are among those receiving a "100" on the Corporate Equality Index.

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Updated November 19

AT&T, Cisco team for conferencing; IBM's new email collaboration; Google buys wind power; Nokia's comeback; Netflix expanding

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: Cisco and AT&T team up for new conferencing product; IBM unveils 'cloud' email collaboration suite; Google buys wind power; Nokia launches comeback; and Netflix plans to expand.

November 18

Uber regulation coming in NC?; IBM's $1.25B outsourcing deal; GSK Ebola vaccine update; FTC says TRUSTe deceived consumers; SAP to pay Oracle $359M

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: A N.C. General Assembly committee is to discuss possible Uber regulations; IBM lands a $1.25 billion outsourcing deal with Lufthansa; GSK's Ebola vaccine is safe in early tests; the FTC settles complaint with TRUSTe; and SAP will pay Oracle $359 million to settle a long legal battle.

November 13

Report: IBM's Rometty becomes 3rd female member at Augusta

IBM Chairman and CEO Ginny Rometty has become the third female member of the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club, according to Golf Digest. Augusta is host of the annual Masters Tournament, and IBM is a key sponsor.

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Tags: IBM
November 12

Premium Lock IBM's CFO on big transition: 'We're not doing cheese slices anymore'

IBM's chief financial officer goes one-on-several at an investors conference, taking a myriad of questions about the multiple challenges facing Big Blue. He declined to set a target for earnings but did discuss what he says are the biggest questions coming from investors. What are they? WRAL TechWire Insiders can get the answers.

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Tags: IBM
November 12

New visas ease US-China business travel; IBMer among first to receive one

China business    Good news for Triangle business executives traveling to China: It's getting easier. On Wednesday, an IBM employee in China was among 11 people given the first-ever U.S. visas to let Chinese citizens travel back and forth to the United States for up to 10 years. In a new agreement, announced this week during the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Beijing will issue similar visas to Americans looking to make repeated trips to China.

Updated November 11

TransEnterix exec leaves; Red Hat adds former GE exec to board; IBM sees big mobile shopping record; AT&T-Verizon on VoLTE; Google's $1B NASA deal

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of science and technology news: The COO at TransEnterix has resigned; Red Hat adds a woman to its board; IBM sees big mobile shopping season; AT&T and Verizon talk next-generation wireless voice service; and Google signs a $1 billion lease with NASA.

November 10

#WTWTrends for Monday: Obama on net neutrality, Arcametrics, IBM, farming and #ISUM14 Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle 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 Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated November 4

Premium Lock Cloud burst! Cisco's explosive data growth report shows why 'cloud' is so hot

If you were wondering why Red Hat, IBM, Cisco, NetApp and so many other tech firms are so enthralled with "cloud" computing, just follow the data. Cisco's latest "Global Cloud Index" report forecasts hosted data will nearly triple over the next four years to more than 8.6 zettabytes per month. And most of that is going to the cloud, not traditional data centers.

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November 4

As IBM reportedly cuts 50,000 India jobs, CEO replaces Global Services leader

IBM is said to be making huge job cuts but few people in the U.S. know about it because the reductions are taking place in India. Some reports say the cuts are hitting as many as one third of the 165,000 Big Blue workers there. Meanwhile, IBM's CEO is replacing the head of Global Technology Services, the biggest revenue driver for the tech giant.

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October 29

Premium Lock Report: Automation is eliminating jobs in outsourcing

India outsourcing  IT service providers continue to consolidate headcount across regions while seeking to optimize global delivery operations though automation. Technology Business Research Inc.'s (TBR) semiannual Global Delivery Benchmark documents vendor performance, attrition and utilization rates, as well as market, growth and profit drivers across 14 of the largest systems integrators.

October 28

#WTWTrends for Tuesday: Bridging the Gap, #TechEX14, and IBM Insight Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle 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 Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

October 27

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Monday: Novartis, DocsInk, Durham and #IBMInsight Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle 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 Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated October 21

Premium Lock IBM's Rometty: Reinvention rests on speed, engagement, simplification

In a conference call to discuss IBM's earnings report that missed Wall Street expectations and triggered an 8 percent drop in Big Blue shares as well as the company's decision to pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take over its chip unit, chairman and CEO Ginny Rometty says she remains committed to the "reinvention" of the company. Read what she had to say in her own words.

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Tags: IBM, Layoffs
October 20

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Monday: DeSimone, IBM, Raleigh, NC State Fair Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle 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 Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated October 20

Premium Lock IBM pays Globalfoundries $1.5B to take over chip group; earnings miss; shares plunge

IBM will make payments to privately held chipmaker Globalfoundries over three years totalling $1.5 billion, but it will take a $4.7 billion charge in the third quarter. Big Blue also released its earnings report, which fell short of Wall Street expectations. Shares quickly fell 8 percent.

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Updated October 20

Premium Lock Rank-and-file IBMers pay the price as Big Blue's reboot accelerates

IBM is shedding workers faster than trees drop leaves. More than 7,000 in the x86 server sale to Lenovo. Thousands more in giving away - yes, literally giving away with a $1.5 billion cash bonus - by dumping its chip business. And coming next? A $600 million resource action. In other words, more layoffs. One thing is clear: As IBM reported a drop in revenue for the 10th consecutive quarter its management is doubling down on more, rapid changes.

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Updated October 20

Premium Lock IBM's chip deal is a 'key step' in its transformation

Analysis: The sales of lower-value and less-profitable product lines such as its semiconductors and X86 servers are a key step in IBM's transformation to a provider of higher-value hardware, software and services. Furthermore, IBM has identified the strategic growth areas of cloud, big data and analytics, security, social and mobility to better serve customers' evolving IT needs. These technologies are the focus of IBM's investment strategy and continue to be the strongest performing pieces of the company's solutions portfolio, writes Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.

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October 10

Premium Lock Tesla's autopilot; RTI's nuke disaster response plan; Apple is top brand; right to be forgotten in Japan; Symantec to split; Amazon's first store; Ichan wants Apple buyback

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Tesla's new model features auto-pilot, all-wheel drive; RTI unveils a nuclear disaster response program; Apple remains world's top brand; Google faces "right to be forgotten" in Japan; Symantec is going to split; Amazon to open brick-and-mortar store; and Carl Ichan wants another Apple share buyback.

Tags: Apple, Google, IBM, RTI
Updated October 9

Premium Lock IBMers launch Bluemix event in RTP Thursday, mixing in IT 'Girls' Night Out'

IBM is intrdoucing its Watson-based Platform-as-a-Service Bluemix in the Triangle with a networking event Thursday night at Big Blue's RTP campus. They are mixing it, if you will, with a regular "Girls Night Out" networking event. put on by the Girls Develop IT meetup group.

Tags: IBM
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