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Posts tagged “IBM”

7:39 a.m. today

Premium Lock Inside IBM earnings: Cloud model poses challenge for software revenue

IBM earnings  Analysis: End-customer purchasing shifts from licenses to subscriptions challenge IBM's ability to grow software revenue, according to Technology Business Research.

Updated 10:11 p.m. Wednesday

'Bloodbath:' IBM workers report job cuts are underway

IBM job cuts A "resource action," or layoffs, that a worker described as a "bloodbath" is underway at IBM under the name "Project Chrome," workers are telling the Alliance@IBM Union. One of the first posts Wednesday came from RTP. IBM confirmed cuts are being made.

3:34 p.m. Tuesday

Union: IBMers report job cuts will begin on Wednesday

IBM job cuts Workers at IBM are telling the Alliance@IBM union that layoffs as part of what Big Blue calls a "resource action" are set to begin Wednesday. IBM confirmed Monday plans to cut thousands of jobs, having set aside some $600 million to cover the cost of a restructuring.

Updated 8:15 a.m. Tuesday

Changes at IBM create, eliminate thousands of jobs

IBM job cuts Like a pendulum, world media jumped on a report that IBM was cutting some 26 percent - or more than 100,000 jobs. Then IBM issued a sharply worded denial. The media responded, widely reporting that news. But the fact remains: IBM acknowledged that a lot of jobs will be lost in a restructuring but Big Blue also is on a hiring binge.

Updated 10:47 a.m. Monday

IBM dismisses layoff report as 'ridiculous;' however, Big Blue confirms it is making cuts

IBM                    IBM calls a report that it's cutting 100,000 jobs "ridiculous." However, the company does confirm it is cutting jobs. "This rumor is ridiculous, and off by a factor of more than 10," says IBM's director of corporate communications. He also notes IBM is hiring.

Updated 8:40 a.m. Monday

Will IBM cut 100,000 jobs? Even union is wary of the report

IBM layoffs    IBM is undergoing a major internal restructuring as Chair and CEO Ginny Rometty tries to reverse nearly three years of dwindling returns. But is Big Blue really going to cut as many as 100,000 jobs as has been reported over the weekend? Not even the Alliance@IBM is buying in completely to the story.

January 20

Is IBM splitting? Analyst says move would be 'challenging'

IBM   An analyst at Morningstar tells financial news website Benzinga that there are rumors IBM may split. But he also says such a move, which HP already is doing in preparing to spin off its PC division, would be "challenging."

Tags: IBM
Updated January 12

IBM's record 7,534 patents leads US for 22nd year in row; Google, Apple climb

Scientists and inventors at IBM churned out a whopping 7,534 patents in 2014. That's the first time a company has topped the 7,000 mark. Plus, Big Blue has now led the U.S. in patents awarded for 22 straight years. Of the patents, more than 500 came in the emerging field of cognitive computing. Google, meanwhile, cracks the top 10 for the first time and Apple shows growth.

IBM inventor Stacy Hobson IBM inventor Stacy Hobson

Updated January 12

Premium Lock Rometty's customer-driven reorganization sets stage for IBM's transformation

Analysis: IBM internally announced a reorganization on Jan. 6 that structures the company into specific units focused on combining technology, software assets and IP, and domain and vertical expertise for more agile delivery of IT in response to how its customers want to consume technology, concludes a team of analysts at Technology Business Research.

Slide from IBM shows declining services revenues Slide from IBM shows declining services revenues

Updated January 12

Rometty launches major reorganization within IBM

Virginia Rometty   An internal memo from Chair and CEO Ginny Rometty outlines a big shakeup in how IBM is structured, and various reports add other details. "Our industry is rapidly re-ordering," Rometty told IBMers in a memo, and so is Big Blue as she remakes the company in her image for the future.

Tags: IBM
January 12

Premium Lock Inside the reorganized IBM: The new eight business units

Research firm Technology Business Research has the breakdown on the newly reorganized IBM, identifying eight business units and their new leaders. What are the groups? Who is leading them? WTW Insiders get the details.

Doctor Watson Doctor Watson

Tags: IBM
January 8

Premium Lock Data center forecast: Look for more hardware consolidation

In the first of three special reports, analysts at Technology Business Research offer a detailed analysis of what is likely to happen across the data center industry. Transformation will reach "unprecedented levels" in a market were Red Hat, Cisco, NetApp, IBM, Lenovo, Oracle and many others are major players. And each of the mentioned firms has a major presence in the Triangle. WTW Insiders can read the details.

Inside NetApp's new RTP lab Inside NetApp's new RTP lab

Updated January 7

Lenovo offering buyouts to veteran workers to 'remain competitive'

Lenovo, its work force swollen by several thousand employees after two major acquisitions in 2014, is offering buyouts to veteran workers. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer says the offers are voluntary and includes several business units.

Lenovo's growing PC, tablet share Lenovo's growing PC, tablet share

December 17, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Wednesday: RTP and The Frontier, Digital Learning, Red Hat and IBM, Jobs 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 Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated December 17, 2014

Premium Lock Will Red Hat deliver earnings surprise? New IBM deal may be boost

Red Hat     Red Hat is set to announce its latest quarterly financials on Thursday, and Wall Street won't be surprised if the Hatters deliver better-than-expected results. Or will the Hatters disappoint? A new IBM deal may give Red Hat a boost going forward.

December 16, 2014

Premium Lock IBM study: Hackers are winning corporate 'cyber war'

The unfolding details about the devastating hacker attack at Sony is just one example of the increasing challenges companies face. Chief Information Security Officers tell IBM that they are "outgunned in the cyber war."

CISOs say they are "outgunned" CISOs say they are "outgunned"

Tags: Internet, IBM
December 11, 2014

Premium Lock Tech giants warn: Just say 'No' to net regulation

A consortium of big tech companies including Cisco and IBM - but not Google - warn Congress and the FCC that Internet regulation as proposed by President Obama will "hurt" broadband expansion and lead to "reduced capital spending."

Tech giants oppose Internet regulation Tech giants oppose Internet regulation

December 10, 2014

Premium Lock IBM MobileFirst for iOS: Apple, IBM unveil initial apps

The recently announced partnership between Apple and IBM to develop apps for Apple's iOS operating system is delivering its first solutions: Ten apps as part of IBM MobileFirst for iOS. And some major clients already have signed on.

Apple, IBM deliver first joint apps  Apple, IBM deliver first joint apps

December 8, 2014

Premium Lock Lenovo to top Samsung in mobile computing; AT&T offers VR headsets; regulators OK Duke Energy solar projects; IBM idea to power poor villages; Red Hat downgrade

Bulldog In today's roundup of technology news: Lenovo to pass Samsung for No. 2 in mobile computing sales, report says; AT&T offering virtual reality headsets; Duke Energy wins regulatory approval for three solar projects; IBM says use old laptop batters to power poor villages; and Red Hat stock gets a downgrade.

December 3, 2014

Premium Lock IBM helps you donate computer power to help fight Ebola

Ebola IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola - by donating processing time on their personal computers, phones or tablets to researchers.

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