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  • Twitter Partners With IBM To Bring Social Data To The Enterprise

    Twitter Partners With IBM To Bring Social Data To The Enterprise

    Twitter and IBM announced a significant partnership today that will involve Twitter sharing its data with IBM for integration into IBM’s enterprise solutions, including the Watson cloud platform. The deal means IBM will gain access to the Twitter “firehose,” allowing businesses to incorporate insights gained from the social network into their decision-making… Read More

  • IBM Earnings Reflect Just How Difficult Transformation Really Is

    IBM Earnings Reflect Just How Difficult Transformation Really Is

    The news came out this week that IBM had another bad quarterly report card. Unfortunately for IBM it marked the 10th straight quarter of falling revenue, indicating that maybe something’s not quite right at Big Blue. IBM’s earnings illustrate the challenge they face as they transform themselves into a cloud-centric company. It could be that it will take some time for that… Read More

  • The Spirit Of Coopetition Is Alive And Well In The Cloud

    The Spirit Of Coopetition Is Alive And Well In The Cloud

    Increasingly, companies that compete directly with another have been announcing major partnerships, and we saw a couple of good examples this week with Microsoft and Salesforce and IBM and SAP. Not coincidentally in my view, they both involved the cloud. That’s because companies may want to compete, but customers want their technology vendors to just get along. They need products to… Read More

  • IBM Sees Salvation In Watson’s New York Home

    IBM Sees Salvation In Watson’s New York Home

    Armed with $1 billion in financing, an unprecedented degree of autonomy within IBM, and an entire Manhattan city block, IBM launched its media blitz to show the world its vision of a future enhanced and enabled by Watson, its artificial intelligence technology. Read More

  • IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses

    IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses

    IBM today announced a new product called Watson Analytics, one they claim will bring sophisticated big data analysis to the average business user. Watson Analytics is a cloud application that does all of the the heavy lifting related to big data processing by retrieving the data, analyzing it, cleaning it, building sophisticated visualizations and offering an environment for communicating… Read More

  • BlackBerry Ends Its Three-Year Workforce Reduction And Looks To Begin Modest Growth

    BlackBerry Ends Its Three-Year Workforce Reduction And Looks To Begin Modest Growth

    BlackBerry has closed the book on its three-year extensive workforce reduction process, according to an internal memo to employees obtained by Reuters. The note from BlackBerry CEO John Chen says that all notifications which were sent out to employees being let go as part of the restructuring have now gone out, and in fact, the company will begin hiring in key areas including product… Read More

  • IBM Slips After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Revenue Of $24.36B, Non-GAAP EPS Of $4.32

    IBM Slips After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Revenue Of $24.36B, Non-GAAP EPS Of $4.32

    IBM managed to best market expectations in the second quarter, but its shares have traded down since it released the details of its second quarter’s financial results, which included revenue of $24.36 billion, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $4.32. On a GAAP basis, IBM earned $4.12 per share. Analysts had IBM to report non-GAAP earnings per share of $4.29, on revenue of $24.13 billion. Read More

  • Apple Teams Up With IBM For Huge, Expansive Enterprise Push

    Apple Teams Up With IBM For Huge, Expansive Enterprise Push

    Apple has announced a strategic partnership with IBM that will see the enterprise giant transfer over 150 of their enterprise and IT apps and tools to Apple platforms natively, and will also have IBM selling Apple iPhones and iPads to its business clients all over the world. In an interview with CNBC, Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty both told the network that Apple and IBM are… Read More

  • IBM Launches New Cloud Services Marketplace

    IBM Launches New Cloud Services Marketplace

    This week at IBM’s Impact Conference in Las Vegas, it announced a new cloud marketplace, a central place for customers to shop for IBM cloud services and those from third-party partners. Over the last several years, IBM has been putting together a portfolio of cloud services from Softlayer for infrastructure, BlueMix for development and more than 100 cloud-based software services… Read More

  • IBM Looks To The Cloud To Fight Disruption

    IBM Looks To The Cloud To Fight Disruption

    We are in an age of disruption and this is even more pronounced for a large technology company like IBM, but Big Blue finds itself in the position of having to reinvent itself yet again after surviving and even thriving through earlier technology transformations. Let’s not forget that IBM was once the king of mainframes, which was a great place to be until mainframes were marginalized… Read More

  • IBM Drops 4% After Its $22.48B Q1 Revenue Fails To Meet Investor Expectations

    IBM Drops 4% After Its $22.48B Q1 Revenue Fails To Meet Investor Expectations

    This afternoon following the close of regular trading, IBM reported its first quarter financial results, including revenue of $22.48 billion, GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $2.29, and non-GAAP EPS of $2.54. Those figures were down, on a year-over-year basis, 4%, 15% and 15%. Read More

  • New IBM Services Target Security And Disaster Recovery

    New IBM Services Target Security And Disaster Recovery

    IBM has seen the technology world changing as much as any other vendor and that’s part of the reason it bought SoftLayer last year –to broaden its cloud offerings. Today, the company has built upon that, announcing new security and disaster recovery services that could make the cloud more attractive to companies that remain skeptical. One area the cloud excels in is… Read More

  • IBM Scoops Up Silverpop

    IBM Scoops Up Silverpop

    IBM announced today it intends to buy Silverpop, a cloud marketing platform that gives marketers insight into customer activity online. Silverpop gives IBM a cloud-based marketing personalization tool that promises to provide users with a way to understand their customers better and offer more personalized experiences based on what they know. For instance, if you know that your customer is… Read More

  • IBM Doubles Down On Cloud Services With Cloudant Acquisition

    IBM Doubles Down On Cloud Services With Cloudant Acquisition

    IBM is attempting to make up for its delayed push in cloud services by acquiring Cloudant, a YC alum and a cloud specialist in the area of NoSQL, database-as-a-service. This acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed by the companies, comes a year after IBM acquired SoftLayer for around $2 billion, and also announced it will invest an additional $1 billion to enhance its cloud portfolio… Read More

  • Twitter Acquires Over 900 IBM Patents Following Infringement Claim, Enters Cross-Licensing Agreement

    Twitter Acquires Over 900 IBM Patents Following Infringement Claim, Enters Cross-Licensing Agreement

    Twitter announced today that it has acquired over 900 patents from IBM, and that it has entered into a cross-licensing agreement with the Internet services and software company. IBM had issued a complaint against Twitter previously for patent infringement, as reported in an S-1 filing ahead of the social network’s IPO late last year. IBM was seeking a settlement according to that… Read More

  • Google Is Making A Land Grab For The Internet Of Things

    Google Is Making A Land Grab For The Internet Of Things

    Before this past December, when Google acquired seven robotics companies back-to-back, the company’s ambitions in the “Internet of Things” space looked as detailed as a freshly started jigsaw puzzle. But with its last three acquisitions — Boston Dynamics, Nest and DeepMind — it seems like Google is rapidly collecting the individual pieces to put together ‘a… Read More

  • IBM Dumps Its Server Business On Lenovo For $2.3B

    IBM Dumps Its Server Business On Lenovo For $2.3B

    IBM has finally managed to sell its low-margin server business to the world’s largest PC maker Lenovo. The two companies have been negotiating this deal for past few years, and a potential sale fell off last year when Lenovo did not agree to pay what IBM wanted — $6 billion. Now, Lenovo has informed the Hong Kong Stock exchange that it will pay $2.07 billion in cash to IBM for… Read More

  • IBM’s Shares Slip After Its Q4 Revenue Falls On Weak Hardware Performance

    IBM’s Shares Slip After Its Q4 Revenue Falls On Weak Hardware Performance

    This fine Tuesday, IBM reported its fourth-quarter financial performance and was greeted with raspberries from investors with period revenue of $27.7 billion and earnings per share excluding items of $6.13. Using GAAP, IBM earned $6.2 billion, or $5.73. Off nearly a percent in regular trading, IBM eased another 2.5 percent in after-hours trading. Investors had expected IBM to earn revenue… Read More

  • IBM Buys Aspera, A File Transfer Company That Counts Apple And Netflix As Customers

    IBM Buys Aspera, A File Transfer Company That Counts Apple And Netflix As Customers

    IBM is acquiring Aspera, a bootstrapped file transfer company that counts media companies, SaaS providers and large enterprises as customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Aspera’s software is built on “fasp” its patented file transfer technology. It is designed to leverage a company’s wide area network (WAN) and commodity hardware to achieve speeds that are… Read More

  • Thanksgiving Digest (IBM E-Commerce Edition): Mobile 43% Of All Traffic, Over 25% Of All Online Sales

    Thanksgiving Digest (IBM E-Commerce Edition): Mobile 43% Of All Traffic, Over 25% Of All Online Sales

    For many years, Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — marked the start of the holiday shopping rush. But with many (not all) physical stores closed on Thanksgiving, a window of opportunity has emerged for e-commerce sites to push out offers and start selling a day earlier. That has proven to be big business: online sales in the U.S. this Thanksgiving were up nearly 20% (19.7%)… Read More

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