Posts tagged “IBM”

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Premium Lock Watch out, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM: Google Cloud an emerging threat (+ video)

Analysis: Google has evolved drastically over the past year. Not only have the productivity applications for business been rebranded and brought together with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) portfolio under a cohesive business unit in Google Cloud and leadership under Senior Vice President Diane Greene, but the resulting business has substantially furthered its messaging as well. Here's the first of a two-part report.

Updated 7:02 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock IBM, Red Hat partner for new open source cloud effort

IBM Cloud     Raleigh-based Red Hat and IBM have formed a partnership to offer Red Hat's OpenStack cloud computing platform through IBM's cloud offerings. The firms will jointly market and sell new offerings later this month.

8:10 a.m. Monday

IBM's pledge to hire vets triggers mix of reactions, anger

IBM                           IBM's announced pledge Friday to hire 2,000 veterans and its public push about open jobs within the tech giant triggered a wave of reactions - many negative. Thinking about working for Big Blue? Check out what ex-IBMers have to say.

Updated March 17

IBM to hire 2,000 vets; hundreds of jobs available in Triangle (+ video)

IBM says it plans to hire 2,000 veterans over the next four years, part of the company's recent pledge to create 25,000 new jobs over the next four years. Several hundred jobs are posted in the Triangle and North Carolina. The tech giant also says it will offer free training for veterans.

March 13

Premium Lock IBM lands 1,900 job, $1.7B outsourcing deal with Lloyds Banking

IBM                           Lloyds Banking in the U.K. is going to transfer some 1,900 computer systems jobs to IBM in a deal worth some $1.7 billion. But the vast majority of the workers transferred won't work at Big Blue for very long, a report says. Plus: IBM puts data on an atom, and IBM is sued by the state of Pennsylvania.

Updated March 1

Reverse-pitch competition matches connection Qs with gigabit As

IgniteNC GigaPitch Showing North Carolina's potential for innovation and entrepreneurship in full tilt, industry and civic leaders challenged the best minds in the state Tuesday to present solutions to problems that our leaders in healthcare, public safety, transportation and education face. The solutions will be enabled by gigabit-speed fiber, the Internet of Things and massive connections of smart devices.

February 16

Premium Lock QuintilesIMS, ABB, IBM, Cisco crack 'Most Admired Companies' list

Fortune Life science giant QuintilesIMS and several other companies with a major presence in the Triangle are among the firms cracking the latest "World's Most Admired Companies" list from Fortune.

Updated February 14

Premium Lock IBM's top exec defends Trump role in letter to employees

Some IBM workers as well as thousands of other tech company employees at Google and elsewhere continue to speak out against President Donald Trump. But in a letter to IBMers, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty defends her continuing role as a member of a Trump advisory committee.

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Updated February 10

Premium Lock IBM to remote workers: work in an office or leave

IBM In a major policy change, IBM has told its large number of remote workers, move into one of six regional offices or leave the company. The Register reports, citing a confidential video message to IBM employees.

February 6

Premium Lock Analytics 2017: What's next for IBM, HPE, Cognizant, Infosys

IBM Watson avatar     Big vendors IBM, HPE, Cognizant and Infosys are jostling for best positions in analytics and insights (A&I) in 2017. Here's a look at what each of these players has in mind.

February 3

Premium Lock Inside Big Blue: Cloud, cognitive solutions deliver customers transformation experience worldwide

IBM Cloud     Analysis: A review of IBM's latest earnings report finds that cloud and cognitive solutions and a growing global footprint enable IBM to deliver the same transformation experience anywhere in the world, says analyst Jennifer Hamel of Technology Business Research.

Updated February 3

Premium Lock TechWire@15: Breaking the glass ceiling with IBM's Ruth Taylor

"Breaking the Glass Ceiling" was among the first features offered by WRAL TechWire at its launch 15 years ago as "Local Tech Wire." And the first female executive featured, Ruth Taylor, still works at IBM where she has risen steadily through the ranks to now serving as a top cloud tech executive. Here's a look back at Ms. Taylor as profiled by free-lance writer Jennifer Tilden.

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Updated February 2

Premium Lock Need tax help? H&R Block adds IBM Watson to its team (+ video)

H&R Block and IBM have trained Big Blue's supercomputer -powered Watson in the language of tax. The system will apply that knowledge to the thousands of questions and topics discussed during the return-filing process.

February 1

Premium Lock Recruiting firm: Google dominates in talent poaching

Help wanted        Research from talent recruiting firm Talentful shows that Google dominates other high-tech firms when it comes to poaching talent. Microsoft is its biggest target, Talentful says.

Updated January 30

Premium Lock Red Hat, IBM, other tech giants express alarm over Trump immigration order

IBM, Red Hat, Google, Apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump that bars nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

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January 30

Premium Lock IBM buys software startup focusing on cybercrime prevention (+ video)

IBM is looking to improve its cybersecurity offerings by acquiring San Francisco-based software startup Agile 3.

January 26

Premium Lock As 'Trump bump' lifts Dow to 20K, many Triangle tech stocks join party

Bullish     The Dow hit the 20,000 mark Wednesday, and other Street benchmarks are at record levels as well as the post-election "Trump bump" continues. Several Triangle tech stocks have joined the surge, but management changes at Quintiles and Red Hat show not even Donald Trump means every stock rises.

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