Welcome!


Latest Articles from WebSphere Journal
Worldwide server revenues surged 11% to $10.9 billion in Q2, according to IDC, which calls it the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth, the fastest quarterly revenue growth since 2003 and the fourth consecutive quarter of improving server market demand. Trouble...
IBM on Friday announced the closing of its acquisition of Sterling Commerce. The company expands IBM's ability to help clients accelerate their interactions with customers, partners and suppliers through dynamic business networks using either on-premise or cloud delivery models. Organ...
The bidding for 3PAR now stands at $30 a share. That's like two billion bucks, pushing passed what appeared to be hysterical speculation about how far into the clouds the offers could go just days ago. Dell this morning rolled out of bed and matched HP's price late yesterday of $27 ...
IBM is buying Unica Corporation for ~$480 million for its advertising and marketing software. It’s paying better than double what the stock was selling for. The deal should close before the end of the year. Unica is supposed to automatically predict customer preferences around which ad...
It’s a reporter’s dream. How often do you get a constellation of stars like this: IBM is trying hard to ignore the fact that one of its own, a guy that was supposedly a heartbeat away from someday becoming its CEO, is currently looking at doing six months in jail for whispering famil...
U.S. federal prosecutors want former IBM server and chips chief Robert Moffat, supposedly a candidate to replace IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, to spend six months in jail for passing insider information to love interest New Castle Partners trader Danielle Chiesi, a prime player in the big Gal...
IBM has stopped trying to thwart Oracle from hiring one of its former managers to head its on-demand unit selling cloud versions of Oracle’s applications. When Oracle hired Joanne Olsten, an 31-year IBM veteran, back in June, IBM sued claiming she was part of an “elite” group privy t...
IBM and Unica Corporation today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for IBM to acquire Unica in a cash transaction at a price of $21 per share, or at a net price of approximately $480 million, after adjusting for cash. A publicly held company in Waltham, Mass., Uni...
HP chairman, president and CEO Mark Hurd, 53, the buttoned-down golden boy the company brought in to clean up the mess left by his ousted predecessor Carly Fiorina, the guy who delivered on that charter beyond the company’s wildest expectations, quit suddenly this evening after a weeks...
IBM on Thursday announced that PT Badak NGL, and Indonesian energy producer, is using IBM Power Systems to run the company's ERP systems, helping them improve performance, increase utilization and lower operating costs. As large liquefied natural gas producer, PT Badak needs a robust ...
IBM and ActiveHealth Management, an Aetna subsidiary, on Thursday unveiled a new cloud computing and clinical decision support solution that will enable medical practices, hospitals and states to change the way they deliver healthcare, providing better quality care at a lower cost. IB...
Sharp Community Medical Group (SCMG) announced on Thursday it will employ a new Collaborative Care Solution unveiled today by IBM and ActiveHealth Management to connect the medical group's 200 primary care physicians and 500 specialists throughout San Diego County in order to help doct...
IBM on Monday announced the closing of its acquisition of Coremetrics, a a provider of Web analytics software. Coremetrics, based in San Mateo, CA, will expand IBM's business analytics capabilities by enabling organizations to use cloud computing services to develop faster, more target...
IBM Poland and the Wroclaw University of Technology are going to set up the first university cloud computing center in Poland for students and professors, industry partners and government agencies. The school is supposed to create a new academic curriculum based mainly on IBM Tivoli so...
Microsoft’s Software-plus-Services strategy represents a view of the world where the growing feature-set of devices and the increasing ubiquity of the Web are combined to deliver more compelling solutions. Software-plus-Services represents an evolutionary step that is based on existing...
Best cloud solutions are created by integrating multiple applications. Some of these applications are on premise while others are delivered through the cloud. SaaS vendors supporting integration standards enables easier implementation of cloud solutions. Having purchased a MacBook P...
IBM Poland and the Wroclaw University of Technology on Thursday announced an agreement to establish the first university cloud computing center in Poland. As part of the partnership, the Wroclaw University of Technology will create a new academic curriculum, making cloud-focused course...
Installing the development platform / runtime running .NET or Java stack on a set of VMs provisioned on the Private (IaaS) Cloud doesn’t turn it into a Private PaaS. PaaS should really abstract the nuts and bolts of the infrastructure (OS, middleware and other plumbing) and should expo...
Mr. and Mrs. President Bashar al-Assad: At the tender age of 17 months my severely ill daughter Sofia, an American citizen, was abducted by her mother on Monday, July 26, in Istanbul, Turkey, and taken to Syria. I was informed yesterday by Sofia's mother that she will not be comi...
IBM on Tuesday announced that its private test and development cloud was the top choice of developers in Evans Data Corporation's Cloud Development Survey 2010. Evans Data Corporation's Cloud Development Survey Report examines the concerns, intentions and current adoption of developer...
The European Commission said Monday morning that it has opened not one but two formal investigations of IBM and its mainframe business on the suspicion that Big Blue has abused its dominant position. IBM is already under investigation by the Justice Department for the same thing and ...
zEnterprise it is then. That’s the name of the new hybridized cross-platform IBM mainframe system that arrived like we said it would on Thursday to be described as the most significant change in the mainframe platform in 20 years. It’s supposed to the fastest, most powerful, scalab...
The Cloud Development Survey Report examines the concerns, intentions and current adoption of developers regarding deploying to and developing for public or private clouds. The report covers the full range of Cloud Computing issues, including: Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud, Private cl...
So IBM has reinvented the mainframe, apparently reducing the behemoth to a blade. Sources say it’s ported its precious z/OS to a newfangled 5.2GHz quad-core z processor with two times the cache of the old z10 chip and a hundred new instructions, built a new z196 system round it, stuc...
IBM came in Monday with Q2 earnings seven cents ahead of expectations at $2.65 or $3.39 billion, up 9.1%, but its $23.72 billion in revenues, up 2%, were $450 million short of the $24.17 billion analysts supposed it would do, adding to Wall Street jitters about spending and the recover...
IBM reorganized its executive suite Monday in a move that an ex-IBM VP thinks signals that CEO Sam Palmisano, on the cusp of turning 59 later this month, “is planning to stick around for a while and just wants smaller staff meetings.” Most everybody else sees it as the beginnings of...
IBM on Thursday announced a new IBM Cloud Computing Competence Center in Ehningen, Germany, which will provide a broad range of cloud solutions and services to clients locally and internationally. Located in Ehningen, Germany, home to IBM's largest data center in Europe, the new facil...
IBM on Thursday announced plans to enlist some of the company's leading scientists and technologists to help medical practitioners and insurance companies provide high-quality, evidence-based care to patients. As part of this initiative, IBM is collaborating with clinicians in medical ...
IBM is setting up a research consortium with the European Union and European schools to flesh out a new computer science model that uses open source software and the cloud to derive a 40% cost reduction in the design, deployment and management of what it calls “e-service blends” – that...
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...
Oracle has hired David Boies to argue its case against SAP. Oracle has made it clear in a 2008 filing with the court that its damages “are, at a minimum, well into the several hundreds of millions of dollars and likely are at least a billion dollars.” Boies is the guy who won the Justi...
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...