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Posts tagged “IBM”

May 26

Tech links: Peter Thiel-Gawker war; Snapchat raises $1.8B; AT&T bids for Yahoo; Red Hat boosts Ansible; IBM breakout coming?

High tech In today's wrapup of technology headlines impacting on the Triangle: The backstory of billionaire Peter Thiel's war against Gawker; Snapchat raises $1.8 billion; AT&T may be battling Verizon for Yahoo; Red Hat gives a boost to Ansible, the Durham startup it acquired; and TheStreet says IBM is posed for a "breakout."

May 25

Premium Lock Tech links: IBM's cognitive dress; Cisco cloud phone; Watson on Twilio; GSK lung drug success; Lenovo Moto Z

In today's roundup of Tech Links, taking you to important stories affecting tech in the Triangle: Check out the "cognitive dress" designed in part by IBM's Watson; see a YouTube video about the fashion project; read about Cisco's cloud phone; find out about new Watson services for developers at Twilio, GSK gets good news on a potential lung drug; and Lenovo trademarks Moto Z.

Updated May 25

IBM aims for more collaboration with center at NCSU's Centennial Campus

IBM is opening what it calls at Education Collaboration Center on N.C. State's Centennial Campus, saying it wants to work with faculty and students to "make a difference in the world." The tech giant says it is providing a mix of gifts, equipment and services worth $30 million.

IBM's Collaboration Center at NCSU IBM's Collaboration Center at NCSU

Updated May 20

Layoffs hit IBM in Triangle; Big Blue confirms cuts but says it has 25k open jobs

IBM layoffs     A new round of layoffs - the second in the last three months - is sweeping across IBM with numerous reports of job cuts at Big Blue's Research Triangle Park campus. IBM confirms cuts are being made but also says it has 25,000 open positions as it "aggressively" transforms the company. However, IBMers say few of those jobs are in the U.S.

Tags: IBM, Layoffs
May 20

Tech links: 'Watson' at Moogest; free Cisco IoT training; AT&T connects cars; Red Hat bitcoin; Epic grants; China drug prices

High tech In today's tech Links roundup of news affecting Triangle companies: IBM's Watson at Moogfest; Cisco plans free IoT training online; AT&T links cars and data; Red Hat offers more details on its bitoin initiative; Epic Games awards $75,000 in grants; and China slashes prices for GSK, AstraZeneca drugs.

May 17

Tech links: AT&T GigaPower; Lenovo phones; Twitter limits; IBM faster storage; AT&T's buy

High tech In today's WTW wrapup of technology news: AT&T takes GigaPower to San Francisco; Lenovo unveils new phones; new limits possibly coming for Twitter; IBM's new storage breakthrough tops flash; and AT&T makes a streaming buy.

May 4

Premium Lock Want to try quantum computing? IBM offers it free via cloud

In what IBM calls "a seminal moment in computing," Big Blue is making available to the public access to its quantum processor. The tech giant wants to inspire people to experiment, to "play with individual quantum bits" known as qubits, and to "get inspired."

Updated April 19

Premium Lock Looking for IBM bright spot? Try software - with changes to come

IBM's Bluemix PaaS Analysis: IBM's latest earnings report topped Wall Street expectations but generated little in the way of positive reaction as revenue fell again. But Technology Business Research analyst Andrew Smith sees a bright spot beyond Watson and cognitive computing: IBM's software business.

Tags: Internet, IBM
April 19

Premium Lock Is Wall Street turning on IBM's Rometty? Analysts, media grumble

IBM Chair and CEO Ginni Rometty is four years into her transformation efforts at Big Blue, but another quarterly earnings report sent shares down 5 percent in after-hours trading Monday. IBM beat Street expectations yet investor's reaction and how the media reported the company's continuing challenges could show patience with Rometty is beginning to run out.

IBM's Ginni Rometty  IBM's Ginni Rometty

April 19

Premium Lock IBM's transformation from IT 'services baggage' paying off

Analysis: IBM's latest earnings report beat Street expectations but its stock lost ground in after-hours trading as guidance wasn't increased. But Technology Business Research analyst Jennifer Hamel says Big Blue's transition away from traditional IT services to high-end cognitive solutions is paying off.

IBM Watson Health's cloud logo  IBM Watson Health's cloud logo

April 14

Premium Lock IBM asks: How can you improve marketing results? 10 trends for 2016

Only 21 percent of consumers say marketing messages they receive are "usually relevant." How can your company improve that percentage? Silverpop, an email marketing firm owned by IBM, has just published a new whitepaper offering potential trends for 2016. Here they are.

Silverpop's whitepaper Silverpop's whitepaper

April 13

Premium Lock RIoT ED: Educating people, companies about Internet of Things

NC RIoT launched in 2014, the group's purpose being to help make the Internet of Things a reality in North Carolina, thus the name: North Carolina Regional Internet of Things. Now, the group is taking the next step to broaden the IoT ecosystem with a new program: RIoT ED. The "ed" stands for education, and the first event is coming up.


Updated April 11

Premium Lock 'Cloud' stats show dominance by HP while IBM, NetApp slip

Cloud computing New statistics from research firm IDC show HP is dominating the "cloud" infrastructure business these days, but Dell, EMC amd Cisco are surging. What about IBM and NetApp? The news isn't good - at all.

Updated April 8

Premium Lock IBM-SAP deal: It's all about easing digital transformation

IBM Cloud    Analysis: IBM and SAP announced on Wednesday an expanded partnership focused on ways to help clients develop more clearly defined paths to digital transformation, says Technology Business Research Analyst Jennifer Hamel.

Updated April 6

Premium Lock Watch out, IBM: Oracle brings cloud to customer data centers

Oracle Analysis: At "Cloud World" in the nation's capital, Oracle demonstrates its appeal to own-and-control buyers how its Oracle Cloud Machine can run customer-controlled data centers, says Technology Business Research Analyst Evan Woollacott.

Updated April 5

Premium Lock Commoditization, competition drive down data center hardware revenues

Sever and related data center hardware revenues are shrinking. Revenues in storage and proprietary servers fell 7.7 percent last year. But there are areas for growth, such as flash storage. That's big news for Lenovo, HP, IBM, Oracle, Dell, EMC, Cisco and others. Why? Technology advances and changes in customer demand are forcing changes in the data center server market, according to a new report from Technology Business Research.

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March 31

Premium Lock IBM to acquire Bluewolf group

IBM iX IBM (NYSE: IBM) has disclosed plans to acquire New York-based Bluewolf Group- one of Salesforce's top partners and a recognized leader in cloud consulting and implementation services.

March 23

Premium Lock Inside IBM: Bets on Internet of Things are paying off

Analysis: IBM's Internet of Things story continues to evolve quickly as the company and its customers fill in the gaps, says Technology Business Research analyst Ezra Gottheil. "The company's aim: Regardless of the customer entry point, quickly move from enabling data capture to business transformation, though IoT," he writes.

IBM touts a Watson IoT app IBM touts a Watson IoT app

March 18

Premium Lock IBM makes another buy, acquiring UK-based CRM firm

IBM                          IBM continues its acquisition binge, announcing Friday that it is buying U.K.-based Optevia, a provider of CRM services.

Tags: IBM, Internet
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