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Posts tagged “IBM”

Updated 8:15 a.m. yesterday

Lenovo exec, a former IBMer, says union claim about massive Big Blue layoffs in '05 is 'not true'

Alliance at IBM, which is seeking to represent Big Blue employees, on Thursday issued a statement in which it warned current IBMers who will transition to Lenovo as part of the $2.3 billion x86 server transaction, about layoffs. it claimed big layoffs were part of the initial IBM-Lenovo PC deal in 2005. A senior Lenovo executive and a former IBMer involved in that deal says the union's claim is "not true."

IBM's x86 server business operates globally IBM's x86 server business operates globally

Updated August 15

U.S. government clears $2.3B Lenovo-IBM server deal

Lenovo and IBM issue statements confirming that the U.S. government has approved the company's $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's x86 server business. The OK is a big step toward making 2,000 IBMers in RTP employees of Lenovo.

IBM's x86 server business operates globally IBM's x86 server business operates globally

Updated August 14

Lenovo reports earnings surge, but deals with IBM, Motorola still under review

Lenovo banner at a trade show Lenovo reports an 18 percent annual increase in quarterly earnings for the period ending June 30. And Yang Yuanqing, its top executive, sees "even more opportunity to grow rapidly." However, the firm's acquisitions of IBM's x86 server business based in RTP and Google's Motorola Mobility are still under review, Yang says.

August 11

Premium Lock IBM beefs up cloud security with another acquisition

For the second time in two weeks, IBM is making an acquisition to expand its cloud security and identity and access management suite. The latest deal is for Lighthouse Security Group's Gateway platform and business operations.

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August 6

Premium Lock Inside IBM: Crossideas acquisition will bolster identity management business

Analysis: Technology Business Research believes IBM's acquisition of CrossIdeas will drive more customers to evaluate IBM's range of identity and access management products. But Big Blue still faces challenges in that growing tech sector.

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July 31

Premium Lock IBM acquires security software firm focused on 'cloud,' user access

IBM has bought an Italy-based software firm that focuses on control of users' access to enterprise networks and in "cloud" computing environment. The deal follows IBM's new partnership with Apple to deploy Apple mobile devices and to work on applications.

IBM Cloud IBM Cloud

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July 30

Lenovo's top exec hails 'month of milestones' in growth

Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing hails results for Lenovo after research reports in PC, smartphone and table markets show continued sales growth. And Yang expects even more in months still to come as his "PC-Plus" strategy sweeps forward.

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July 24

Premium Lock Compute this: IBM-USAA deal to ignite Watson commercialization

Analysis: IBM took a major step to commercialize its Watson cognitive computing technologies by teaming with USAA, a financial services provider for members of the U.S. military and their families. Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research explains.

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July 18

Premium Lock IBM's quarterly profit improves but revenue declines again, down 2%

IBM earnings  IBM is reporting profit that climbed by 28 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations even though revenue continued to decline for the ninth consecutive quarter.

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Updated July 17

Premium Lock Is IBM-Apple deal a slap in the face for Lenovo?

If Lenovo has a "parent" in its rise as a global technology powerhouse, it's IBM. After all, Big Blue's sale of its PC division to Lenovo in 2005 took the China-born company international. Now, Lenovo is trying to buy IBM's x86 server business and Google's Motorola Mobility to accelerate growth in servers and smartphones. So what does IBM do as Lenovo grows as a threat to Apple? The Skinny talks with an analyst about IBM's big deal with Apple. Is it a slap in the face to Lenovo? By the way, BlackBerry already is caught up in fallout from the deal.

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July 16

Premium Lock Inside Apple-IBM partnership: A big win for both companies

Analysis: Both companies benefit; Apple increases its business presence, at the expense of Android, Windows and Blackberry, and IBM extends the utility of its analytics solutions and gains from sales of management and security solutions for iPhones and iPads. Neither company gives up anything.

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Updated July 16

Premium Lock Once enemies, now allies: IBM, Apple team up for iPhone, iPad sales

Apple teams with IBM Bitter enemies in the past, Apple and IBM on Tuesday disclosed they are teaming up to sell more iPads and iPhones to corporate clients with IBM developing apps and providing services geared to enterprise customers.

Updated July 15

Premium Lock IBM joins $635M semiconductor effort in New York

IBM               IBM is joining a public-private sector consortium targeting semiconductor research and production in the state of New York. It's the second largest commitment to chips IBM has made in the past two weeks even as rumors continue to swirl that Big Blue is trying to sell its big chip complex in East Fishkill, N.Y.

July 14

Premium Lock Finding the next cure? Maybe 1 million hours of supercomputer time will help

Cloud Pharmaceuticals Researchers at Cloud Pharmaceuticals said Monday that they have been granted 1 million hours of use on the IBM Blue Gene/Q Supercomputer for computational drug design and discovery to target orphan diseases including Malaria at Argonne National Laboratory.

July 14

Premium Lock SoftLayer fuels cloud growth for IBM

IBM Cloud Big Blue announced on Monday that SoftLayer is fueling hybrid cloud adoption by attracting thousands of new clients all over the world including leading enterprises.

July 7

Premium Lock Chinese government approves Lenovo-IBM server deal

A ministry in the Chinese government has granted its OK for the proposed $2.3 billion Lenovo-IBM x86 server deal. U.S. regulators are still examining the sale, which was announced in January and would affect 2,000 IBM workers in RTP.

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Updated July 2

Premium Lock Lenovo's chairman expects IBM server deal to win approval

Lenovo           "There is no change to the plan," says Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing about his company's plan to acquire IBM's x86 server businesses for some $2.3 billion.

Updated July 1

Premium Lock Fed up IBMers protest in France over working conditions

For the second time this year, IBM faces a rebellion by workers. This time, the strike is taking place in France where IBMers are protesting job cuts that they say "have deeply damaged working conditions." IBM's proposed x86 server sale to Lenovo triggered a March strike in China. But don't hold your breath that a walkout might occur in the U.S.

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June 30

Premium Lock European Union approves Lenovo's Google Motorola acquisition

Google Motorola     Good news for Lenovo comes from the European Union, which has given approval to it's proposed $2.8 billion acquisition of Google Motorola Mobility.

Updated June 27

Premium Lock Lenovo exec: Acquisitions from IBM, Google are still 'on track'

Lenovo           Lenovo is still "on track" to close on its $5 billion dollars worth of acquisitions from IBM and Google before the end of the year, a company executive says.

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