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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...
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....