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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...
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 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...
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...
IBM and AT&T on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for IBM to acquire Sterling Commerce from AT&T for approximately $1.4 billion in cash. The acquisition of the Dublin, OH-based company will expand IBM's ability to help organizations create more intelligent ...
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...
The role of cloud management solutions in the enterprise world is becoming increasingly important. With the interest and adoption of cloud in the enterprise steadily rising, solutions that help an organization to effectively harness, orchestrate, and govern their use of the cloud are f...
I spent last week at the annual IBM IMPACT event, and had a lot of great conversation with enterprise users about some of the transformations taking place in the IT industry. Most of my conversations focused on virtualization and the broader cloud computing architectural shift, and man...
iTKO, a provider of virtualization and validation solutions for enterprise cloud applications, on Thursday announced it is teaming with IBM on a new service to help businesses more easily develop, test and deploy applications either on-premise or in a cloud. The new service combines iT...
When we encounter a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError, we often find that Java heap dumps, along with other artifacts, are generated by the Java Virtual Machine. If you feel like jumping right into a Java heap dump when you get a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError, don’t worry, it’s a normal thought....
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 ...
Cloud computing is filled with innovation. One of the crucial aspects that makes cloud computing initiatives successful is integration. And there are companies developing innovative solutions in cloud-based integration. During my ecosystem presentation at Clloud Expo's Cloud Computi...
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...
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...
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...
Zeus Technology, a software-based application traffic management (application delivery controller) company, announced on Monday that it is participating in the Waters Power 2010 conference on April 13 at the Helmsley Hotel in New York City, through its partner Joyent, a provider of pub...
SYS-CON Events announced on Friday that Novell, a provider of integrated IT management software, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON’s 5th International Cloud Expo (www.CloudComputingExpo.com), which will take place on April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in ...
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...
It seems that cloud computing conversations are slowly beginning to march up the stack. Much of the initial focus in the space has been on cloud-based infrastructures such as servers, storage, networks, etc. To some degree, cloud-based approaches to this layer of IT are becoming more o...
Robert Moffat, who headed both IBM’s server unit and IBM Microelectronics until he was arrested last October, pleaded guilty to twin counts of securities fraud and conspiracy Monday morning in a Manhattan courtroom. He was one of the highest-ranking industry executives that the Gal...
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...