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Posts tagged “IBM”

10:37 a.m. Friday

IBM awards top tech 'Fellow' honor to Cary resident

Bala Rajaraman Bala Rajaraman, who is helping spearhead development of "cloud" computing services for IBM in Research Triangle Park, is one of 10 new "IBM Fellows." The "Fellow" selection is IBM's top technical honor. He is among the leaders developing IBM's Bluemix applications.

10:05 a.m. Friday

Premium Lock IBM, SAS top 'Magic Quadrant'in multichannel campaign management report

Marketing When it comes to services that clients can use for management of promotional campaigns across multiple channels, IBM and SAS lead the way, according to a new study from research firm Gartner. These services are a big ($400M) revenue producer for SAS. Why do IBM and SAS ranking highly? Our Insiders can get the details.

Updated 7:36 a.m. Friday

IBM tells McCrory it opposes NC Religious Freedom Restoration Act

IBM                      In a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory from Robert Greenberg, IBM's senior executive in North Carolina, the tech giant spells out "strong opposition" to North Carolina's proposed N.C. Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

6:53 a.m. Tuesday

IBM bets 'Watson' will help solve health issues with new business unit

IBM is forming a new health business unit built around its "Watson" supercomputing capabilities, is expanding its partnership with Apple for health applications, is adding health industry partners, and also is acquiring two data startups. This initiative is just the latest in Ginny Rometty's campaign to reinvigorate the technology giant.

April 9

Uber, Lyft back ride-sharing law; Dell-Red Hat's cloud update; BizCon names speakers; US Army-IBM cloud deal; Cisco's security adds

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Uber, Lyft want ride-sharing law; Dell-Red Hat 'cloud' update; BizCon in Raleigh names speakers; US Army embraces IBM's cloud; and Cisco expands security offerings.

April 8

Premium Lock Analytics is at the core of IBM's $3B bet on the Internet of Things

IBM Watson avatar   Analysis: IBM aims to bring its analytics prowess and business acumen to a wider audience with its new Internet of Things business unit, writes Technology Business Research analysts.

Tags: IBM, Internet
April 8

IBM Bluemix boosts NASA hackathon; Microsoft-Google patent case; HondaJet world tour; nCino's new client; Informatica goes private

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: IBM's Bluemix to help in NASA app hackathon; Microsoft and Google square off in a crucial patent battle; HondaJet preps for world tour; Wilmington's nCino lands a new client; and Informatica is going private in a deal worth over $5 billion.

Updated April 7

IBM finds bank cyber scam; 3D Systems' buy; patent reform at Campbell; hackers hit Israel; revenge porn site jail time

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: IBM has uncovered a cyber scam targeting banks; 3D Systems makes a buy in China; lawyers to discuss patent reform at Campbell University; hackers hit Israeli sites; and a revenge porn site operator is going to prison.

Tags: Internet, IBM
April 3

IBM preps defense against disgruntled shareholders

IBM                      IBM is looking for help to formulate a defense against disgruntled shareholders who are upset about 11 straight quarters of revenue declines, according to Reuters. Layoffs have continued to hit IBM's campus in RTP, according to reports from workers.

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April 2

IBM-Apple mobile health apps; AT&T vs. FTC; Sling-HBO deal; no selfies at Lollapalooza; feds steal bitcoins?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Latest mobile apps from the IBM-Apple partnership target health; AT&T has to face unlimited data case from FTC; Dish's Sling gets HBO; no selfies at big music festivals; and two federal agents face bitcoin theft charges.

March 31

IBM's new $3B 'Internet of Things' unit bringing weather analysis to your business, phone

IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses. And a big part of the launch is factoring in how weather might affect your business today.

Tags: IBM, Internet
March 19

Premium Lock IBM BlueMix-Twitter analytics; Cree lights up Habitat for Humanity; T-Mobile's small business offer; Yahoo exits China; 'Line' app toys and more

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: IBM's BlueMix and Watson analytics are analyzing Twitter; Cree boosts its commitment to Habitat for Humanity; T-Mobile targets small businesses; Yahoo exits China; and watch our for lots more from those Line app emoticons.

Updated March 17

Premium Lock Blackberry-IBM-Samsung secure tablet; Cablevision-HBO Now; GSK Ebola update; Facebook's buy; Lyft lawsuit

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: BlackBerry joins with IBM and Samsung to develop a secure tablet; GSK's Ebola vaccine advances; Cablevision hooks up with HBO Now; Facebook's latest buy; and did Lyft cheat drivers?

Updated March 4

Premium Lock IBM adds brains for Watson, buying cognitive computing firm

IBM discloses that it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a provider of cognitive computing technology and services, in a move it says bolsters capabilities of its "Watson" supercomputer initiatives.

How AlchemyAPI works How AlchemyAPI works

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Updated March 4

Premium Lock Report shows x86 deal paying big dividends for Lenovo

Lenovo's server sales - bolster immensely by the acquisition of IBM's x86 server business - top $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter. a jump of 743 percent. Hardware shipments surge 250 percent. Both are far higher than over industry data, which also shows a big gain for Cisco.

 IBM touts its "X" server lineup  IBM touts its "X" server lineup

February 26

Premium Lock Rometty says IBM's new strategy is on track

IBM                      In a media briefing ahead of an investor conference in New York on Thursday, Virginia Rometty said the company plans that the new tech markets should make up 40 percent of IBM's business, or $40 billion, in the next 4 years. That's up from 13 percent five years ago and 27 percent by the end of this year.

Tags: IBM
Updated February 25

Premium Lock Rometty's vision for IBM: 'Our strategic imperatives'

IBM spells out in great detail the vision of Chair and CEO Ginny Rometty as she reshapes Big Blue in her image. In an SEC filing, IBM stresses three points as "strategic imperatives" to the turnaround: Data (transforming industries and professions); cloud: (reinventing IT); and engagement (re-imagining work). In IBM's own words, the plan ...

Virginia Rometty    Virginia Rometty

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Updated February 25

Premium Lock IBM's work force drops by 50,000 in 2014 under reboot

IBM layoffs     IBM's reboot as a company to focus more on cloud computing and software under top executive Ginni Rometty led to a massive reduction of its global work force in 2014. According to a filing with the SEC, Big Blue says it reduced headcount by more than 12 percent to under 380,000 from 431,000. The cuts came primarily through the sale of business groups such as the x86 server unit based in Raleigh to Lenovo. IBM says more change is coming in a "remix" of skills and resources.

Updated February 25

Premium Lock IBM makes $1.5B profit on x86 server sale to Lenovo

IBM reports it is making a $1.5 billion profit in the $2.1 billion sale of its x86 server business to Lenovo. The disclosure came in IBM's annual report filed with the SEC on Tuesday.

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

February 24

Premium Lock Bronto's upbeat update; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles' new exec; YouTube for Kids half-baked?; Comcast earnings

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Bronto's CEO offers a 2014 review via YouTube; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles adds a new exec; VentureBeat writer criticizes new YouTube for Kids; and Comcast income rises.

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