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Much like personal computers, large, complex systems that manage electric grids, nuclear power plants, transportation operations, and water pipes require periodic critical upgrades to their software. Unlike a single-user PC operating system, however, the consequences of a glitch in sys...
The 400,000-strong IBM is officially making Firefox its default browser, according to a blog by the company's open source and Linux VP Bob Sutor. One can't help but wonder if IBM is motivated by an upsurge in the recent Internet Explorer, thanks to IE8 and the growing use of Windows 7...
IBM is buying California-based BigFix Inc, whose software is used to automate otherwise time-intensive security and compliance updates on thousands of computers at a time. Seems it can tell if servers, PCs and laptops don’t comply with corporate policies and can update 500,000 in minut...
The European Commission may not know it yet but another formal complaint about IBM and its mainframe monopoly is about to land with a resounding thud on its desk. Neon Enterprise Software LLC, the Texas company with the IBM-outlawed widgetry to slash the notoriously crippling mainfra...
IBM filed a breach-of-contract / misappropriation of trade secrets suit in New York Supreme Court last week seeking to hold Joanne Olsen to her non-compete and stop her from going to Oracle for a year. It’s gotten a temporary restraining order according to InformationWeek. Olsen,...
IBM has unveiled a new technology platform designed to transform the way that financial services firms manage the ever increasing amount of data and transaction volumes generated by capital markets around the world. Financial systems are tremendously data-intensive and rely on speed i...
IBM is supposed to be negotiating to buy Massachusetts-based online data compression ISV Storwize for $140 million according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, Tamares Group and Tokyo Electron have about $40 million in the six-year...
The name-calling, suit-countersuit fight between IBM and Neon Enterprise Software hasn’t deterred the uppity Texas ISV from trying to crack IBM’s mainframe monopoly. On Tuesday it wheeled out a new release of zPrime, the software that IBM has declared contraband, the stuff that slash...
IBM Tuesday pulled out the stops on the adjectives it used to describe Coremetrics, its latest intended acquisition. It said that after a worldwide search it made a “deliberate choice” of the web analytics software company calling it the “one, clear, shining light” and a “class act” ...
IBM on Tuesday announced a definitive agreement to acquire Coremetrics, a provider of web analytics software. Coremetrics, a privately held company based in San Mateo, CA, will expand IBM's business analytics capabilities by enabling organizations to use a cloud-based delivery model to...
IBM has opened a research center in Brazil presumably to curry favor with the government. The first IBM research center in South America doesn’t appear to have a fixed abode yet although researchers are reportedly working in both Rio and Sao Paulo. IBM hasn’t set up a new research lab ...
On Monday OpenTrust announced that as a key IBM Business Partner, it has successfully reached the critical certification of Ready for Tivoli Software. OpenTrust Smart Card Management (SCM) is now easily connected to IBM Tivoli Identity Manager, providing a highly secure and comprehensi...
IBM recently conducted interviews with 1,500 leaders from all over the globe across 60 countries representing 33 industries. Their conclusions about what it takes to be successful in today's complex environment: Facing a world becoming dramatically more complex, it is interesting that...
IBM has cut a cloud deal with Ariba, the B2B trading site that’s now billing itself as a cloud. Terms were not disclosed but their arrangement is supposed to enliven Ariba’s eHarmony-type buyer-and-seller matching service by integrating its newly restyled Commerce Cloud with IBM’s Lo...
Worldwide server shipments were up 23% year-over-year in the first quarter, according to Gartner’s tally, while harder-to-come-up revenues were only up 6%. Gartner says growth on a worldwide level is back thanks to industry standard servers, but not – lest anyone get carried away – to...
IBM is going to buy Sterling Commerce from AT&T for approximately $1.4 billion in cash. It is one of IBM’s pricier acquisitions since it took over Cognos for $4.3 billion three years ago. IBM, which wants to double its earnings in the next five years, is currently on a software acquisi...
New Castle hedge fund co-founder Mark Kurland, 61, drew 27 months in a federal lock-up and the forfeit of $900,000 last Friday for his part in the Galleon insider trading scandal, the first of the admitted conspirators to be sentenced for securities fraud. Kurland was Danielle C...
Novell set this week as the deadline for acquisition offers, according to the Wall Street Journal followed by the New York Times. Elliott Associates LLP spokesman Scott Tagliarino claims Elliott, whose $5.75-a-share offer put Novell in play a couple of months ago, knows nothing abou...
Managing an application release and its distribution is a complex piece of the development process. A release may pass every test in QA, then quickly go haywire when in production. Components can get left behind, destination targets are missed or files get installed in the wrong locati...
IBM Corp., has acquired Mountain View, Calif-based Cast Iron Systems Inc. to bolster its cloud product in anticipation for a massive explosion in cloud computing market which it says is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 28 percent from $47 billion in 2008 to $126 billion ...
IBM on Tuesday announced the opening of a cloud computing laboratory in Singapore to help businesses, government and research institutions and institutes of higher learning to design, adopt and reap benefits of cloud technologies. The new lab housed at Changi Business Park is part of I...
Akamai Technologies, a provider of powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, has announced a multi-phase collaboration with IBM to enable optimal technology configurations and integrations between Akamai's Web application acceleration services and IBM Web...
IBM on Tuesday announced it will provide its authorized business partners with direct access to technical and industry leaders across 70 IBM Software Labs worldwide. The initiative is designed to help partners enhance their knowledge of IBM software and strategy and more quickly create...
SOA Software, a SOA and Cloud Services Governance provider, announced on Tuesday a new SOA Planning Governance product that augments the SOA Governance capabilities of IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR). Portfolio Manager for WSRR helps to maximize the efficiency of ...
IBM, which has eleven cloud computing labs around the world including one that is due to open in Singapore later this week, has already unveiled - last November - the world's largest private cloud computing environment for business analytics, an internal cloud called BlueInsight. Today...
IBM on Monday bought integration services provider Cast Iron Systems. The latest addition to IBM's infrastructure portfolio comes amid a rolling thunder of acquisitions in the technology space, a result of confidence that the economy is improving and a validation that new service mo...
Swiss police arrested two men and women believed to be intent on bombing an IBM facility near Zurich according to press reports. The arrests were made on April 15 near the small town of Rueschlikon six miles south of Zurich where IBM has a nanotechnology research lab. Officials hav...
The use of virtual images as a means of delivering enterprise-ready software is more or less a mainstream part of IT operations in today’s world. We see quite a few different types of software, from development tools to the applications they build, delivered as virtual machines through...
HP's Russian headquarters in Moscow were tossed Wednesday by the investigative arm of the Prosecutor General's Office at the request of German authorities according to reports by both Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. It appears from the story the Journal has managed to piece tog...
SYS-CON announced today that "Cloud Expo, Inc." has spun out of SYS-CON Events, Inc. as a startup events management company effective March 1, 2010. Carmen Gonzalez begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting was named president & CEO of Cloud Expo, Inc. Carmen...
IBM and Verizon are going into the private cloud storage business together; IBM’s supplying the infrastructure and Verizon’s supplying the pipe, a secure high-speed private network based on – customers’ choice – Private IP (MPLS), Ethernet or Sonat Optical Ring. The backup-and-restor...
This session will draw on IBM’s experience working with customers and operating 13 cloud centers world wide to review the conditions under which cloud computing can deliver its promise of flexibility and cost savings in the delivery of IT services to the enterprise. The session will co...
Robert Moffat, the former head of both IBM's server and chips units, who was arrested in October in the first dragnet of culprits connected with the now infamous Galleon Group hedge fund and its alleged insider trading ring, is expected to wave indictment and plead guilty, according to...
IBM has launched a new service that lets outside enterprises indulge in software development and testing on its Cloud Platform. IBM currently hosts services on the web like Lotus Live along with a Private cloud option that it launched in 2009. Since then it has steadily expanded its cl...
Cloud Computing in 2010 will be a paradigm shifting technology trend and Cloud Expo is where the Cloud change will form as the single most significant industry event we enter a new decade. Since we announced Cloud Expo three years ago in 2007 and launched it in March of 2008 in New ...
Red Hat first announced plans to deliver Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization in February 2009 to help address customer concerns about virtualization, such as performance, scalability and security. In November 2009, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers was released, providing cus...
Oceanus Limited today announced the landmark acquisition of Erilis, a provider of design and delivery services for IBM FileNet P8 solutions. This acquisition brings certified training and expert delivery of the full range of education programmes for the IBM FileNet suite of products an...
Oracle co-president Charles Phillips was supposed to become CEO of CA - for all its muddied skirts still one of the world's largest software companies - and then those "soul mates forever" billboards popped up in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco, exposing his near decade-long bi-coa...
Considered by many as the Swiss Army Knife of tools for the IBM i – Surveyor/400 now includes even more features to improve productivity and security on the IBM i. Using Surveyor/400, both IT Professionals and end-users can quickly access and work with IBM i database files, libraries,...
The agenda for cloud camps being held in Las Vegas as part of IBM's Pulse conference includes presentations by IBM VP Sandy Carter and by Judith Hurwitz, president of the Hurwitz and Associates analyst firm and author of "Cloud Computing for Dummies." Carter said the camps are the firs...