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Posts tagged “IBM”

Updated 10:08 a.m. yesterday

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 4:22 p.m. Monday

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.

Tracking Triangle tech, biotech stocks Tracking Triangle tech, biotech stocks

7:13 a.m. Monday

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.

IBM's enw Linux server IBM's enw Linux server

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

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

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

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.

July 30

Newest challenge for IBM's Watson: Learning Japanese

IBM Watson, a unit of the U.S. technology and consulting company, is working with Japanese telecommunications and robotics company Softbank Corp. to share Watson with startups and universities in Japan for a variety of consumer applications, starting October.

Watson, robots and Japanese Watson, robots and Japanese

Tags: IBM
July 24

Premium Lock IBM acquires cloud database firm Compose

IBM Cloud    IBM (NYSE: IBM) has acquired Compose Inc., aprivate San Mateo, CA-based company that sells database offerings such as MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, among others, to web and mobile app developers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Tags: IBM, Internet
July 21

Premium Lock Tech giants keep spending big on lobbying in DC

Dollar sign      Money talks in Washington, D.C., and technology giants keep spreading around the cash as it lobbies for everything from tax breaks to more business. AT&T stepped up its lobbying, for example, as it continues to try to win approval for its DirecTV deal. But the communications giant has plenty of company when it comes to investing in D.C.

July 21

Premium Lock More big blues for IBM: Transformation can't halt revenue decline

IBM                         IBM reported a 13.5 percent drop in revenue for its most recent quarter, stretching its streak of decline to 13 straight. Big Blue shares fell 5 percent in after-hours trading following Monday's earnings report, which missed analysts' expectations by 1 percent. Analyst Stephen Belanger examines what's going on.

Tags: IBM
July 20

Premium Lock Inside IBM: Analysts see a 'cultural shift' as reorganization takes effect

IBM Cloud    Analysis: IBM discloses its latest earnings on Monday, six months into its latest reorganization. At a recent event, IBM executives demonstrate where Big Blue is going as a company, and analysts from Technology Business Research see a "cultural shift" underway.

Tags: IBM
Updated July 16

Premium Lock Free Google Fiber; Aerie Phama expands RTP R&D,; IBM, RTI partner; coal ash recycling; iPod update

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Durham public housing residents to get Google Fiber free; Aerie Pharmaceuticals expanding R&D in the RTP; IBM, RTI partner; iPod touch updated; EPRI to study coal ash recycling for Duke

July 14

Premium Lock IBM partners in job-creation effort for vets

IBM and Corporate America Supports You announced a new initiative Tuesday that connects North Carolina veterans to highly-skilled tech jobs.

July 10

Premium Lock Advanced IBM chips could lead to 50 percent boost

IBM                         IBM has made working ultradense computer chips about four times the capacity of the most powerful chips available now and capable of a 50 percent power/performance boost.

July 3

Premium Lock GSK's HIV drug deal with China; inside IBM's Wimbledon bunker; Red Hat adds SAP to cloud; Tesla sets record; Wi-Fi in Cuba

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology and life science news: GSK makes an HIV drug deal with China; going inside IBM's bunker at Wimbledon; Red Hat adds SAP support to cloud services at Amazon; Tesla sets a record for car deliveries; and Cuba gets Wi-Fi hot spots.

July 2

Premium Lock Apple Watch forecast cut; robot kills worker; IBM's $1.5B chip deal closes; GSK vaccine, narcolepsy linked; AT&T-DirecTV deal nears OK

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: An analyst says Apple Watch sales are slowing and he cuts forecast; a robot kills a worker in Germany; IBM closes on its $1.5 billion deal to dump its chip business; a GSK drug is linked to narcolepsy outbreak by study; and AT&T reportedly wins Justice Department OK for its DirecTV deal.

Updated June 30

Premium Lock AT&T extends DirecTV deal date; IBM chip plant sale OK'd; France detains Uber managers; Foursquare's 'mayorships;' a Novartis buy

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: AT&T extends its deal deadline for DirecTV; IBM receives final OK to sell chip plant; two Uber managers detained for questioning in France; Foursquare's "mayorships" are back; and Novartis buys a U.S. pharma firm.

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