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Posts tagged “IBM”

Updated October 2

NCTA names tech awards finalists, individual winners

NCTA The North Carolina Technology Association has disclosed its list of NC Tech Awards finalists for this year. The NC Tech Awards is the state's largest awards program, recognizing the tech sector's extraordinary achievements. Individual award winners were also announced.

October 2

UNC-CH chemistry professor wins $250K award

Joseph DeSimone Joseph M. DeSimone, chancellor's eminent professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the recipient of the inaugural $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine. He won for his invention and use of PRINT, a breakthrough technology that has been used to make advances toward the development of new cancer treatments, inhalable therapeutics and next generation vaccines for malaria, pneumonia and dengue.

Updated September 29

Premium Lock The Internet of Things opens up vast opportunities

The Internet of Things, already a $665.8 billion dollar business, is slated to hit $1.7 trillion dollars by 2020. "That's a lot of new stuff to take advantage of," Jim Davis of SAS told a full house at WRAL's Executive Exchange Internet of Things event Tuesday morning.

WRAL's IoT event packed the house. WRAL's IoT event packed the house.

September 24

Premium Lock IBM invents a new market combining Watson and services

To add needed corporate revenue and profit, IBM invented a new market by combining its Watson computing innovation with cloud, security and engagement services, and healthcare business expertise to form the IBM Watson Health business unit. IBM plans to resolve underlying complexity and inefficiencies in healthcare while promoting better security and regulatory compliance.TBR analysts on what it means.

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Tags: IBM, Google, Dell
Updated September 11

Premium Lock What does Warren Buffett know about IBM stock?

Warren Buffett  Legendary Berkshire Hathaway investor Warren Buffett has long been a fan of IBM, but with Big Blue down 25 percent over its 52-week high he is more bullish than ever.

September 9

Premium Lock IBM takes aim at Internet of Things with ARM deal

IBM                         Analysis: IBM is moving in a big way to further embrace the Internet of Things in its partnership deal with ARM. The deal combines IT (information technology) with OT (operations technology), says Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research.

Tags: IBM, Internet
Updated September 8

Premium Lock Buffett ups stake in IBM even as Big Blue's stock falters

Warren Buffett  ​Investor Warren Buffett says he has been adding to his sizable stake in IBM during the third quarter as shares in the tech company slide, and that his Berkshire Hathaway has been spending about $500 million a week acquiring stock during recent market volatility.

Tags: IBM
September 7

Premium Lock Coming someday to mobile apps: BCI, or brain computer interfaces

Brain power  How long before video game players control their actions through a headset rather than with their hands? Can we access and control our laptops or mobile phones or tablets with thought alone? A research paper from scientists at IBM. Xerox and the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology explores what could be the next big wave to affect our mobile apps: Ones using brain computer interfaces, or BCI. Here's a look at their paper.

Updated September 4

Premium Lock Tesla's cheaper car; feds toughen cell phone surveillance; Syngenta's $2B buyback; Iowa picks IBMer as president; Sony settles hack suits

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Tesla's new, cheaper car nears; more search warrants to be required for cellphone tracking; Syngenta plans big stock buyback, the Unviersity of Iowa hires an IBMer as its next president; and Sony settles data breach suit.

Updated September 1

Premium Lock Apple + Cisco: Apple aims to boost mobile devices with Cisco's help

Apple is leaning on Cisco Systems' Internet networking expertise in its latest attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers. Just a year ago, Apple struck a deal with IBM.

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Updated August 28

Premium Lock Report: New strategy makes IBM 'driving force' in Internet of Things

IBM Cloud    IBM's decision to invest three billion and hire 2,000 workers to staff its new Internet of Things Business Unit solidifies its position as a preeminent player and driving force in mainstream IoT adoptions, says research firm Strategy Analytics.

Tags: IBM, Internet
Updated August 26

Premium Lock IDC, Gartner reports: Lenovo didn't gain all marketshare IBM shed in x86 server deal; Cisco surges

If you have wondered why Lenovo has cut jobs in its RTP-based x86 server business this year, some proof can be found in the latest global server sales statistics from IDC. New numbers from Gartner are similar. Yes, Lenovo revenues and share jumped tremendously after buying IBM's x86 business last year, but the growth didn't match the revenues and share IBM shed. Meanwhile, there's good enws for Cisco.

Lenovo's x86 server business operates globally Lenovo's x86 server business operates globally

Updated August 24

Premium Lock Cree, Novozymes buck negative trend on Wall Street's 'Manic Monday'

On what's being called "Manic Monday" with the Dow and Nasdaq plunging before recovering then dropping again, Durham's Cree and Novozymes, which has a big presence in Franklinton, bucked the selloff. Take at look at the WRAL TechWire "30" for a snapshot of Triangle tech and life science stocks.

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August 24

Premium Lock A win for Big Blue? IBM breathes more life into the mainframe with LinuxONE

Analysis: IBM creates international media attention and industry buzz with the unveiling of new mainframes targeting Linux. Mainframes are a rare bright spot for Big Blue in hardware, and the new LinuxONE program has a big upside, believes analyst Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.

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Updated August 19

Premium Lock Red Hat: We remain 'active and strong' IBM partner

Red Hat         IBM's highly publicized launch of two Linux mainframe servers earlier this week barely made mention of Red Hat while playing up Red Hat rivals. That raised eyebrows at the HQ of WRAL TechWire, so we asked the Hatters: What's going on? Then there's the Open Mainframe Project. Is Red Hat involved? Our Insiders get the story.

Updated August 17

Premium Lock New Linux mainframes show hardware isn't dead at IBM

Big Blue is rolling out new mainframes focusing on open source Linux, a sure sign that hardware isn't quite dead at IBM. Mainframes remain a profit center even as IBM has shed in recent years its PCs, printers, point-of-sale and x86 server businesses as well as semiconductors.

Tags: IBM, Red Hat, Linux
August 6

Premium Lock IBM buys medical image firm for $1B to boost Watson Health effort

IBM says it will buy medical imaging technology firm Merge Healthcare for $1 billion. Big Blue plans to incorporate the technology into its rapidly expanding its supercomputing driven, cloud based Watson Health initiative, enabling it to "see."

IBM wants Watson to "see" medical images IBM wants Watson to "see" medical images

Updated August 5

Premium Lock IBM aims to drive Macs into businesses with new service

Last week, reports surfaced that IBM might soon dump Lenovo ThinkPads and buy 200,000 Macs for employees. Now comes today's news that IBM is launching a new service to drive Macs into businesses. In just a year, Big Blue and Apple have become joined at the hip. Who would have ever thought ...

IBM pitches its new Mac offering IBM pitches its new Mac offering

Updated August 3

Premium Lock Video: IBM may dump Lenovo's ThinkPads for MacBooks

Apple teams with IBM An internal IBM video leaked to news website MacRumors contains footage of Big Blue's Chief Information Officer Jeff Smith saying that the tech giant could buy up to 200,000 Macs annually for employees. What do they use now? Lenovo ThinkPads.

July 31

Premium Lock Inside IBM: Big Blue hits bull's-eye with Compose acquisition

IBM Cloud    Analysis: IBM's acquisition of Y Combinator-backed startup Compose should deliver multiple benefits for IBM, driving its "cloud" strategy forward, conclude analysts Geoff Wollacott and Jilian Mirandi at Technology Business Research.

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