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According to the Wall Street blog, The Motley Fool, both IBM and Oracle have been among the flock of 50-odd companies that have responded to the possible sale of Indian consulting/outsourcing biggie Satyam Computer Services, whose founder and subsequently ex-CEO Ramalinga Raju, now in ...
Think in terms of all of your IT assets as part of a portfolio of innovation, and it becomes easier to think of you to put them to creative use that drives operational efficiency.
The Justice Department is investigating storage biggie EMC, the parent company of virtualization leader VMware, for kickbacks and overcharging on government contracts. According to the Wall Street Journal, NetApp, an EMC rival, is expected to pay $128 million for overbilling the govern...
As SOA moves from the project level to the enterprise, SOA architects and practitioners quickly realize the need to consider common services and data management issues. Today we seek the right approaches and the proper enabling technology and standards to provide our enterprises with a...
IBM has announced a new agreement with Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, to deliver IBM's software to clients and developers. The new "pay-as-you-go" model provides clients with access to development and production instances of IBM DB2, Informix Dynamic Server, WebSpher...
Cenzic announced a patent cross-license agreement with IBM that will allow both companies to seek new business opportunities in the area of Web application security assessment. "IBM is committed to a strategy of licensing its intellectual property to foster innovation and enable collab...
The German research center Forschungszentrum Juelich has selected IBM to develop the first supercomputer in Europe capable of one Petaflop, or one thousand trillion operations per second. IBM will partner with Juelich-based Gauss Centre for Supercomputing to install the new IBM Blue Ge...
IBM announced several new services and products to help clients build more dynamic infrastructures that will bring more intelligence, automation, integration, and efficiencies to the digital and physical worlds. As a result, it will enable businesses and governments to better respond t...
IBM is going build a supercomputer more powerful than ever built before for the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Worthy of its name, Sequoia will be based on future IBM BlueGene technology and exceed 20 petaflops. IBM says Sequoia will include 1.6 million I...
Despite its record Q4 earnings, up 12%, and upbeat guidance, IBM quietly laid off over 2,800 people in the US and Canada last week. The jobs affected include engineering positions in the company's highly profitable software unit and slots in its magisterial sales organization, even VPs...
Trend Micro has announced its next generation security solution for Lotus Domino Security that includes native 64-bit support. ScanMail for Lotus Domino offers malware protection for Lotus Domino environments. The comprehensive ScanMail Suite also provides anti-spam and content filteri...
IBM said Thursday that its Lotus Notes licenses were up five million to 145 million, “including purchases by many industry leaders exchanging Microsoft licenses for Lotus collaboration software.” It cited Minolta, Toshiba, Bank of New York Mellon, Banco do Brazil, Hitachi, Belgium’s Mi...
Despite its schizophrenic attitude toward patents, it got 4,186 US patents last year, making it the first company ever to earn more than 4,000 American patents in a single year, nearly triple the number Hewlett-Packard got and more than Microsoft, HP, Oracle, Apple, EMC, Accenture and ...
Quest Software announced the launch of Coexistence Manager for Notes, the newest addition to its set of migration solutions. This solution allows organizations to utilize both IBM Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange Server simultaneously while either migrating from Notes to Exchange or ...
Google has launched Picasa for Mac (in beta) - free software that helps Mac users organize their photos in one place, edit pictures, and share them online. Picasa for Mac makes manages large photo collections and helps users make professional-looking edits without any technical knowled...
IBM has announced the completion of its approximately $340 million USD tender offer for the shares of ILOG. The tender offer, announced July 28, 2008, was finalized after IBM acquired all outstanding stock in ILOG and satisfied the other conditions of the offer. ILOG has more than 2,50...
ILOG has announced that Aviva Canada selected ILOG JRules to automate its underwriting process for personal lines. With the new BRMS-based platform, which will support Aviva's partners and customers, the carrier expects to achieve speed-to-market gains by being able to implement rule c...
Strategies for Mid-sized Companies to Streamline Operations, Reduce Costs and Increase Revenue with Portals Webcast will take place on Wednesday, December 10, 1 PM EST. Registration for this live event is open at the SYS-CON WebSphere Journal website. Please click here to sign up.
Lighthouse Computer Services has expanded its software-related services with the formation of a new group devoted to IBM WebSphere application infrastructure and integration solutions. Lighthouse's WebSphere Services Practice offers extensive capabilities surrounding application integr...
Cassatt, the company started by BEA founder Bill Coleman, is redirecting its data center widgetry into creating internal clouds comparable to Amazon or Google out of infrastructure customers already have in-house. Coleman observed that most IT professionals aren’t comfortable outsourci...
Cloud Computing offers significant benefits over traditional solutions for deploying production systems as well as for conducting development and testing activities. This session will distill the unique characteristics of clouds and describe how to best think about deployments in the c...
Well it appears that non-compete agreements may carry a bit more weight in New York than they do in California – at least to a judge right down the block from IBM headquarters. Steve Jobs’ pick to run Apple’s iPod and iPhone development has been told by a New York federal court that he...
Further demonstrating continued evidence that the SAP ecosystem strategy delivers additional choices, value and flexibility for customers, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA) today announced a global reseller agreement that will enable SAP to resell the CA Wily Introscope(R) s...
Cloud Computing is now an all-encompassing IT paradigm with tremendous focus on the so-called "Public Clouds" as IT Service Providers. But while the promise of public clouds is very alluring, many existing corporate data centers today exceed the total capacity of many of today's cloud ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global virtualization technology provider VMware named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global virtualization technology provider VMware named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in...
IBM CEO Sam Palmisano has been named “presiding director” of Exxon’s board. It means that – in the name of corporate governance – he will chair the board in the absence of the real chairman, CEO Rex Tillerson, and chair executive sessions of the independent directors
IBM has sued one of its top executives, a guy who knows all its secrets, to stop him from going to work for Apple and sharing those secrets with Steve Jobs. It has asked a New York federal court to enforce the non-compete signed by 26-year IBM veteran Mark Papermaster, the guy IBM call...
"How could the economic downturn impact on customers and the industry?" IBM's Steve Mills was asked this week. Mills, who is Senior Vice President and Group Executive of IBM's Software Group, was blunt: "There is more uncertainty at this time that most of us have experienced in our lif...
IBM said Monday that it's going full bore at cloud computing and launching a company-wide initiative to fill the cloud with new software and services. Amazon and Google have something of a first mover advantage with SMBs and ISVs; and IBM's vision is more a mix of tradition data center...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Mike Neil, General Manager of Microsoft's Virtualization Strategy, will deliver the opening keynote at SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.virtualizationconference.com) which will take place November 19-21, at the Fairmo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global rich Internet technology provider ILOG to exhibit at SYS-CON's upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, Californi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global SOA technology provider Web Age Solutions named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San ...
Amazon will be cutting the price of its S3 hosted storage service come November 1. Pricing will be tiered from now on and favor heavier users. The company’s entry-level price of 15 cents a gigabyte a month in the US will remain in place but only for the first 50TB, the next 50TB will c...
Canadian antitrust regulators have now gone the same path as the US Justice Department and reached out and hired an outside litigator, David Kent, a Toronto antitrust expert, to look into the Google-Yahoo deal. The news comes from the Wall Street Journal, which got it from “lawyers clo...
IBM Wednesday opened four new cloud computing centers in emerging markets. They’re in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; and Hanoi, Vietnam. That brings the number of IBM cloud centers worldwide to 13. The company brags that it’s got “the world’s largest network of expe...
In a snit that Microsoft was able to push its OOXML file format through to ISO standardization, IBM, a big backer of the OOXML-opposing ODF file format, has instituted a new corporate policy that suggests it will pull out of standards bodies whose rules don’t conform to what it thinks ...
Unisys president and CEO Joe McGrath will be stepping down by the end of year. The board thinks “a change in leadership would best enable Unisys to move forward on accelerating execution of the company strategy.” It has formed a search committee.
VMware said Tuesday that Richard Sarwal, executive VP of R&D, only with the company since December, had quit to go back to Oracle. VMware CEO Paul Maritz said he “expects to announce organizational changes to replace Richard in due course.”
IBM claims its new intelligent blade server will reduce security threats – such as Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and viruses – while helping server providers manage network traffic better. It says consumers are using advanced communications like streaming video on handheld devices, a...