Posts tagged “IBM”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
China firms turn on IBM, EMC; Cree-Walgreens deal; Google removing some results; Nortel bankruptcy update
In today's Bulldog wrapup: Chinese firms are turning away from IBM, Oracle and EMC; Cree makes a deal with Walgreens; Google begins removing some search results in Europe; and Nortel's bankruptcy case drags on.
After months of talking, Lenovo and IBM remain involved in discussions with the U.S. government as they try to win approval for their $2.3 billion x86 server deal. The deal "remains in limbo," says The Wall Street Journal. In other news: An insider trading case involving an IBM deal expands.
AT&T-DirecTV merger; Bell and Howell spinoff; IBM analytics at Wimbledon; Facebook vs. Cisco; parking app blocked;
In today's Bulldog blog wrapup of technology news: AT&T goes to Congress to pitch DirecTV deal; Triangle firm Bell and Howell spins off a software operation; IBM analyzes Wimbledon; Facebook switch a threat to Cisco?; San Francisco says "no" to parking space app.
In today's Bulldog wrapup blog of tech and life science news: IBM is cooking with Watson; Peak 10 deal update; NephroGenex launches drug trial; T-Mobile offers music service; and BlackBerry joins Amazon.
In an SEC filing, IBM says the Securities and Exchange Commission has wrapped up an investigation into how Big Blue reports "cloud computing" revenues and will not take any action. However, The Wall Street Journal notes that IBM has changed how it cites cloud revenues in earnings reports.
IT groups boycott IBM; McConnell joins Keona board; Siemens slashing jobs; NC bank picks SAS; NetApp raising $500M; DataChambers picks contractor
Bulldog tech and life science roundup: Tech groups boycott IBM, Manpower, Infosys over foreign job recruiting; McConnell joins Keona board; Siemens cutting 3,800 jobs; Bank of North Carolina picks SAS; NetApp raising $500 million; Raleigh contractor to build NC Research Campus data center.