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IBM has floated its CloudBurst pre-integrated cloud service delivery appliance onto its Power7-based hardware. It’s also tinkered with the x86 species of the stuff, which can be used on practically anybody’s machines. The workload-optimized widgetry automatically integrates hardware, ...
IBM is poised to become a change agent in public cloud services by enabling telecom companies to rapidly and easily roll out new "as a service" offerings to companies of all sizes, especially big ones. This week, the company announced the availability of the IBM Cloud Service Provider...
Database rival companies, Oracle and IBM, will be working together to allow developers and clients to enhance existing Java investments and the Open Java Development Kit reference implementation. Java is a general-purpose software development platform that is specifically designed to b...
Cloud companies cast a nasty pall over Wall Street Wednesday when they all seemed to drop simultaneously. Reuters said the retreat started when Equinix, the big hosting company, said it had to cut prices to keep long-term customers after it acquired Switch & Data earlier this year...
In an e-mail, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison told the Wall Street Journal that he was “speechless” that HP hired ousted SAP CEO Léo Apotheker to replace Mark Hurd, the ex-HP CEO he hired. “HP had several good internal candidates,” he told the paper, “but instead they pick a guy who was rec...
HP's board had five other finalists that "could have done" the CEO's job besides Léo Apotheker, according to what HP's lead outside director Robert Ryan said in answer to a question during a conference call with Wall Street Friday morning, but it unanimously picked SAP's castoff CEO as...
In a exercise in futility, HP first tried to get both the immovable head of IBM software and now systems Steve Mills as well as its $95 billion global sales chief Ginni Rometty for its CEO, according to Reuters. HP’s search for a replacement for ousted CEO-gone-to-Oracle Mark Hurd is...
If this is Monday then – according to the latest consolidation timetable –some big company somewhere must be buying something cloudy. And what do you know IBM says it’s buying privately held Blade Network Technologies, a data center switching outfit it’s worked with since 2002, for s...
IBM said Monday morning that it’s buying Netezza, the data warehouse appliance company that competes with Oracle’s vaunted Exadata widgetry, for roughly $1.78 billion net of Netezza’s bank book. IBM timed the announcement to coincide with Oracle’s OpenWorld festivities which are just...
"IBM is bringing analytics to the masses," said Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive, IBM Software and Systems, as it was announced Monday that IBM is to acquire Netezza, Netezza is a leading provider of high-performance analytics in a data warehousing appliance. "We ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM will exhibit at SYS-CON's 7th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–4, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! The benefits of cloud computi...
IBM is buying OpenPages, a close friend of Sarbanes and Oxley, on undisclosed terms. An IBM study found risk management and compliance has risen in priority by 93% since 2005 maybe because two out of three companies had encountered material risk events within the past three years. ...
Neon Enterprise Software, the Texas mainframe ISV suing IBM for antitrust, isn’t exactly leaning back in the saddle waiting for the trial to start next June, thanking its lucky stars that the district court – sua sponte – moved the proceedings up nine months. Nope. It’s just asked th...
It’s not everyday that the buttoned-down CEO of the buttoned-down IBM takes a highly public shot at a rival – however calculated – but Tuesday was a day to watch a master practitioner. In an hour-long interview at a Wall Street Journal breakfast conference Sam Palmisano told all there...
IBM and HP are competing for the hand of Israeli-based smart networking developer Radware whose acquisition will go down for close to a billion dollars according to Globes, the Israeli business paper whose inevitably unnamed and chatty sources are usually on the money. Both IBM a...
There’s nothing like six month in the calaboose to round out one’s resume. Robert Moffat, the ex-IBM server and chip chief who supposedly had a shot at being named Big Blue’s CEO someday, was sentenced Monday to six-months in prison for blabbing insider secrets to his mistress Daniel...
IBM's new zEnterprise 196 server, powered by a 4-core chip with a record-breaking clock speed of 5.2GHz per core, is a monster. The top-end 96-core unit can execute over 50 BIPS and run 100,000 virtual servers. But, is it a mainframe or is it a cloud server? IBM engineering and sale...
IBM, a non-contender in the 3PAR event despite the billions it's otherwise spent on storage, said Tuesday that it has thrown California's newfangled Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), a lifeline. Cal EMA is the deficit-ridden, emergency-prone state's year-old combination of its ...
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...