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Posts tagged “IBM”

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.

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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
March 3

Premium Lock IBM confirms layoffs in what it terms 'workforce rebalancing'

IBM's Ginni Rometty  Workers at IBM began telling the media through a Facebook site that Big Blue has started another round of layoffs on Wednesday. Later, the company confirmed that layoffs had begun in what it calls "workforce rebalancing." However, IBM also denied a report that it was cutting as much as one third of its workers in the U.S.

March 3

Premium Lock Pappas wins legal round; IBM sues Groupon; Rory Read's role in EMC-Dell merger; who will succeed GSK's Witty?

Bulldog In today's early edition of the Bulldog tech and life science news roundup: Venture firm A.M. Pappas wins a legal round in lawsuits; IBM sues Groupon; former Lenovo exec Rory Read's role in Dell-EMC merger; and speculating on who will succeed GSK CEO Andrew Witty.

Tags: Pappas, EMC, IBM
Updated March 2

Premium Lock Workers: IBM layoffs hitting RTP, other US locations

IBM layoffs     IBM, which recently sharply reduced severance pay packages for laid-off employees, is issuing layoff notices today to some workers in Research Triangle Park and at other U.S. locations, workers are telling the "Watching IBM" website. One called the cuts a "mass firing." IBM declines comment.

Tags: IBM, Layoffs
March 2

Premium Lock IBM looking to sell up to $150M shares in Lenovo

IBM                          IBM, which took a big stake in Lenovo as part of its selling PC operations to that company in 2004, is looking to sell a big chunk of that original investment.

March 1

Premium Lock IBM's double play: Buying security IT firm, gaining its CTO

Cybersecurity   Big Blue continues its recent acquisition spree with the purchase of Resilient, an IT security firm that it already partnered with. IBM also adds the technical expertise of Resilent's CTO.

February 29

Premium Lock Big Blue jobs on 'chopping block' in UK; Buffett 'could be wrong' on IBM stock

IBM                          IBM is preparing to make job cuts in the U.K. as part of its ongoing reorganization, and billionaire Warren Buffett concedes he "could be wrong" about his major investment in Big Blue.

Updated February 26

Premium Lock Watson ad features Carrie Fisher; SC launches cybercrime fight; Google to back Apple in FBI fight; watch out for tax phishing

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: IBM launches a new Watson ad featuring Star Wars' Carrie Fisher; South Carolina unveils cybercrime fight; Google will back Apple vs. FBI; and beware of tax-related phishing.

Updated February 24

Premium Lock Inside NC's data center explosion: Sentinel co-founder explains

North Carolina's fast-growing data center industry is growing by another 120,000 square feet as Sentinel upfits another 120,000 square feet in its massive 420,000 square foot building. Despite ongoing technological changes in data housing - such as virtualization and cloud computing - and declining IT spending overall, North Carolina keeps gaining facilities with demand for service growing. So what is going on? Sentinel's co-founder sees several reasons and in an in-depth Q&A he explains why.

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