Posts tagged “IBM”

February 16

Premium Lock QuintilesIMS, ABB, IBM, Cisco crack 'Most Admired Companies' list

Fortune Life science giant QuintilesIMS and several other companies with a major presence in the Triangle are among the firms cracking the latest "World's Most Admired Companies" list from Fortune.

Updated February 14

Premium Lock IBM's top exec defends Trump role in letter to employees

Some IBM workers as well as thousands of other tech company employees at Google and elsewhere continue to speak out against President Donald Trump. But in a letter to IBMers, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty defends her continuing role as a member of a Trump advisory committee.

Virginia Rometty      Virginia Rometty

Updated February 10

Premium Lock IBM to remote workers: work in an office or leave

IBM In a major policy change, IBM has told its large number of remote workers, move into one of six regional offices or leave the company. The Register reports, citing a confidential video message to IBM employees.

February 6

Premium Lock Analytics 2017: What's next for IBM, HPE, Cognizant, Infosys

IBM Watson avatar     Big vendors IBM, HPE, Cognizant and Infosys are jostling for best positions in analytics and insights (A&I) in 2017. Here's a look at what each of these players has in mind.

February 3

Premium Lock Inside Big Blue: Cloud, cognitive solutions deliver customers transformation experience worldwide

IBM Cloud     Analysis: A review of IBM's latest earnings report finds that cloud and cognitive solutions and a growing global footprint enable IBM to deliver the same transformation experience anywhere in the world, says analyst Jennifer Hamel of Technology Business Research.

Updated February 3

Premium Lock TechWire@15: Breaking the glass ceiling with IBM's Ruth Taylor

"Breaking the Glass Ceiling" was among the first features offered by WRAL TechWire at its launch 15 years ago as "Local Tech Wire." And the first female executive featured, Ruth Taylor, still works at IBM where she has risen steadily through the ranks to now serving as a top cloud tech executive. Here's a look back at Ms. Taylor as profiled by free-lance writer Jennifer Tilden.

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Updated February 2

Premium Lock Need tax help? H&R Block adds IBM Watson to its team (+ video)

H&R Block and IBM have trained Big Blue's supercomputer -powered Watson in the language of tax. The system will apply that knowledge to the thousands of questions and topics discussed during the return-filing process.

February 1

Premium Lock Recruiting firm: Google dominates in talent poaching

Help wanted         Research from talent recruiting firm Talentful shows that Google dominates other high-tech firms when it comes to poaching talent. Microsoft is its biggest target, Talentful says.

Updated January 30

Premium Lock Red Hat, IBM, other tech giants express alarm over Trump immigration order

IBM, Red Hat, Google, Apple and other tech giants expressed dismay over an executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump that bars nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

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January 30

Premium Lock IBM buys software startup focusing on cybercrime prevention (+ video)

IBM is looking to improve its cybersecurity offerings by acquiring San Francisco-based software startup Agile 3.

January 26

Premium Lock As 'Trump bump' lifts Dow to 20K, many Triangle tech stocks join party

Bullish     The Dow hit the 20,000 mark Wednesday, and other Street benchmarks are at record levels as well as the post-election "Trump bump" continues. Several Triangle tech stocks have joined the surge, but management changes at Quintiles and Red Hat show not even Donald Trump means every stock rises.

Updated January 26

Premium Lock As another reorg hits, IBM employee turmoil grows despite CEO's pledge to add 25,000 jobs

Despite Chair and CEO Ginni Rometty's pledge that IBM would add 25,000 jobs over the next four years, current employees report that layoffs in the U.S. continue.And now comes word of a restructuring in its emerging cloud business with a long-time executive stepping down.

IBM's Ginni Rometty        IBM's Ginni Rometty

Updated January 20

Premium Lock Inside IBM: Sacrificing near-term dollars for long-term traction

Earnings    Analysis: IBM closes 2016 with the achievement of its percent of revenue CAMSS [Cloud, Analytics, Mobile, Security and Social] goal, but revenue declines indicate its portfolio transformation is still underway. says Technology Business Research.

Updated January 18

Premium Lock IBM CEO lays out AI development principles, says some jobs will be lost but others created

IBM's Ginni Rometty        IBM chair and CEO Ginni Rometty says artificial intelligence will make some jobs obsolete but will lead to creation of opportunities. "It's not man or machine," she says. Rometty also spells out the three principles IBM is following in cognitive computing development.

January 17

Premium Lock IBM taking cognitive thinking, IoT to retail (+ video)

IBM is focusing its retail solutions around three key imperatives: shopping and customer experience; merchandising and supply networks; and operations and innovation. These imperatives include products such as Watson Marketing, Watson Commerce, Watson Merchandising and Watson Supply Chain. Potential use cases addressed by these products include enhancing product selection and design, improving marketing campaigns, improving customer services, and optimizing talent management.

January 13

Premium Lock 2017 off to fast start for Internet of Things - An Insider look at key trends

Internet of Things The New Year has gotten off to a fast start for commercial developments across the Internet of Things business world. Here's a look at three key emerging trends.

Updated January 9

Premium Lock 960 patents won in NC help IBM set annual record (+ video)

Big Blue continues to set the pace for winning patents, setting a record for IP in 2016 with more than 8,000 and leading the corporate ranks in awards for the 24th consecutive year. Of those, 960 were awarded to North Carolina-based inventors.

Updated January 6

Premium Lock IBM declares diversity support with new rainbow logo

IBM, one of the big tech companies that spoke out against North Carolina's controversial HB2, is stepping up its support for diversity with a new rainbow logo. Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Chief Diversity Officer at IBM and a Duke graduate, unveiled the logo Friday.

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Updated January 5

Premium Lock 'Hidden Figures' IBM AR project links in 3 Triangle universities

IBM brings history to life through augmented reality just in time to tie-in with the launch of the NASA unknown heroes' movie "Hidden Figures." And the Triangle features three areas from which viewers can log in through a Pokemon Go-like app.

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Updated January 5

Premium Lock IBM forecast: Smarter AI, medical labs on chips, smart sensors, more ...

IBM Research's latest "5 in 5" technology innovation forecast focuses on big advances that will come in physical nanoscale size as well as taking its supercomputer Watson into further advances of Artificial Intelligence. Read - and be amazed.

IBM's vision for "labs on a chip" IBM's vision for "labs on a chip"

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