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  • Dude, You’re Getting An Enterprise Solution Based On Best-Of-Breed Dell Technology!

    Dude, You’re Getting An Enterprise Solution Based On Best-Of-Breed Dell Technology!

    Barring a change of heart or a wild, consumer-driven financial upturn, it looks as if Dell is out of the consumer PC business and is turning its Sauron-like eye towards the enterprise – the one place where people upgrade their PCs at least once a year. According to PCPro, Dell will is “dramatically changing” their entire business with a focus away from “shiny… Read More

  • What Pharma Can Learn From the Railroads and IBM

    What Pharma Can Learn From the Railroads and IBM

    Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase, the CEO of Avado.com, a patient portal & relationship management company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a management consultant for Accenture’s healthcare practice and founder of Microsoft’s Health platform business. You can follow him on Twitter @chasedave. Pharmaceutical companies… Read More

  • IBM Buys HTML5 App Development Company WorkLight For $70M To Expand Mobile Enterprise Services

    IBM Buys HTML5 App Development Company WorkLight For $70M To Expand Mobile Enterprise Services

    IBM just announced the purchase of WorkLight, an Israeli startup that provides a mobile app development and infrastructure software. IBM says the acquisition will help expand the enterprise mobile capabilities it offers to clients. Financial terms were not disclosed but we’ve heard that the acquisition price is around $70 million, according to Israeli publication Calcalist. WorkLight… Read More

  • IBM’s Q4 Revenue Up 2 Percent To $29.5B; Net Income Up 4 Percent To $5.5B

    IBM’s Q4 Revenue Up 2 Percent To $29.5B; Net Income Up 4 Percent To $5.5B

    IBM just released fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 earnings today. Non-GAAP earnings came in at $4.71, up 11 percent; GAAP earnings per share were $4.62 per share (up 11 percent) for the quarter. Net income for the quarter was $5.5 billion, up 4 percent for the quarter, with revenue coming in at $29.5 billion, up 2 percent from the previous year. Analysts expected earnings of $4.62 a share… Read More

  • IBM Buys Cloud-Based Software Testing Platform Green Hat

    IBM Buys Cloud-Based Software Testing Platform Green Hat

    In its first acquisition of 2012, IBM has announced the purchase of cloud-based software testing platform Green Hat. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, Green Hat allows developers to test software applications prior to delivery in the cloud. Developers can test TIBCO, webMethods, IBM WebSphere MQ, SOA, BPM, SOAP, REST and Cloud applications with the… Read More

  • Christmas Day Online Spending Up 16.4 Percent; Mobile Sales Up 173 Percent

    Christmas Day Online Spending Up 16.4 Percent; Mobile Sales Up 173 Percent

    It looks like consumers in the U.S. were shopping online alongside opening presents this year. According to IBM’s Coremetrics retail data, online sales on Christmas Day grew by 16.4 percent from last year. Similar to trends seen over the Thanksgiving holidays, more shoppers were flocking to mobile devices to complete purchases. IBM says that 18.3 percent of all online sessions on… Read More

  • IBM Buys Supply Chain Analytics Software Emptoris To Boost Smarter Commerce Offerings

    IBM Buys Supply Chain Analytics Software Emptoris To Boost Smarter Commerce Offerings

    On the heels of purchasing merchandising software DemandTec for $440 million, Big Blue is continuing the shopping spree to advance its smarter commerce strategy. IBM has just announced the acquisition of Emptoris, a cloud and on-premise analytics software that brings more intelligence to procurement and retail supply chain operations. Financial terms of the deal were not… Read More

  • IBM Buys Retail Forecasting And Merchandising Software Company DemandTec For $440M

    IBM Buys Retail Forecasting And Merchandising Software Company DemandTec For $440M

    IBM has made a major purchase today in the commerce and retail world—DemandTec, a retail marketing and merchandising software company. IBM is acquiring DemandTec (which listed on the Nasdaq) in an all cash transaction at a price of $13.20 per share, or approximately $440 million. DemandTec provides retailers and e-commerce companies with tools to transact, interact, and collaborate on… Read More

  • Record Cyber Monday Online Spending Up Over 20 Percent To $1.25B

    Record Cyber Monday Online Spending Up Over 20 Percent To $1.25B

    As of yesterday afternoon, Cyber Monday online sales were up 18 percent but apparently a surge of activity yesterday evening helped push the day’s e-commerce sales to record amounts. Cyber Monday online sales, according to IBM’s Coremetrics report, were up 33 percent over 2010, and up 29.3 percent over Black Friday. comScore is reporting that Cyber Monday sales reached a record… Read More

  • Cyber Monday Online Sales Are Already Up 15 Percent From Last Year

    Cyber Monday Online Sales Are Already Up 15 Percent From Last Year

    Early results for Cyber Monday are looking good for retailers. Cyber Monday 2011 online sales are already up 20 percent for this same time period over Cyber Monday 2010, according to IBM’s Coremetrics retailer data. IBM says that it expects most online shopping to come from laptops and PCs during the day with mobile shopping activity picking up later in the day, when consumers are… Read More

  • IBM: Black Friday Online Retail Spending Up 24.3 Percent

    IBM: Black Friday Online Retail Spending Up 24.3 Percent

    Thanksgiving brought record online retail sales for the holiday, with spending up 39.3 percent over Thanksgiving 2010. And today, IBM Coremetrics data shows a 24.3 percent growth in online sales on Black Friday compared to the same period last year. Mobile traffic on Black Friday was 14.3 percent of all retail traffic compared to 5.6 percent in 2010. Sales on mobile devices surged to 9.8… Read More

  • Thanksgiving Day Online Holiday Sales Up 39 Percent; Mobile Shopping On The Rise

    Thanksgiving Day Online Holiday Sales Up 39 Percent; Mobile Shopping On The Rise

    As we heard a few weeks ago, retailers were expecting Thanksgiving Day to be a major online shopping day as more and more consumers are hitting their laptops, tablets and more to get a head start on sales in between Turkey time. It looks like early results point to the day being a profitable one for retailers. According to IBM’s Coremetrics retail data, online Thanksgiving 2011 sales were… Read More

  • IBM Debuts Mobile Security Service For Smartphone And Tablet Use In The Enterprise

    IBM Debuts Mobile Security Service For Smartphone And Tablet Use In The Enterprise

    As the usage of smartphones increases in business operations, IBM is debuting a new service to help businesses secure mobile devices with access to corporate data. Called the Hosted Mobile Device Security Management service, the new product includes a security application for smartphones and tablets, along with managed services including policy management and user compliance monitoring. IBM… Read More

  • IBM: Mobile Retail Traffic Will More Than Double This Holiday Season

    IBM: Mobile Retail Traffic Will More Than Double This Holiday Season

    IBM’s Coremetrics Benchmark is releasing data around holiday shopping trends we can expect over the next few months. Big Blue says that mobile retail traffic will more than double this holiday season. During this year’s November holiday season, an unprecedented 15 percent of people in the U.S. logging onto a retailer’s web site are expected to do so through a mobile device… Read More

  • Competing Against The Big Guys

    Competing Against The Big Guys

    The narrative of the little guy going up against the hulking giant is baked into the history of Silicon Valley, starting with the traitorous eight leaving Shockley Semiconductor to subsequently found Intel, AMD, Kleiner Perkins, and many other industry disruptors of their time.  Fighting unnaturally large battles is part of the technology industry’s DNA, and yet it would seem that… Read More

  • IBM Names Sales Chief Virginia Rometty As CEO, Samuel Palmisano Will Remain As Chairman

    IBM Names Sales Chief Virginia Rometty As CEO, Samuel Palmisano Will Remain As Chairman

    IBM’s board of directors has just named Virginia M. Rometty as the company’s new CEO and president, replacing Samuel J. Palmisano, who currently is IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer. Palmisano will remain chairman of the board. Rometty will become CEO effective January 1, 2012. Rometty was previously senior vice president and group executive for sales, marketing… Read More

  • IBM Posts Q3 Revenue Of $26.2B With Net Income Up 7 Percent To $3.8B; Ups Outlook

    IBM Posts Q3 Revenue Of $26.2B With Net Income Up 7 Percent To $3.8B; Ups Outlook

    IBM has released its third quarter results today, with non-GAAP diluted earnings coming in at $3.28 per share, compared with operating diluted earnings of $2.85 per share in the third quarter of 2010, an increase of 15 percent. Analysts were expecting $3.22 per share with revenue of $26 billion. The company posted diluted earnings of $3.19 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $2.82… Read More

  • IBM Buys Network Security Intelligence Company Q1 Labs

    IBM Buys Network Security Intelligence Company Q1 Labs

    IBM is announcing the acquisition of Q1 Labs, Massachusetts-based provider of security intelligence software. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close in fourth quarter, were not disclosed. Q1 Labs software collects and analyzes information from hundreds of sources across an organization such as the network, applications, user activity, mobile endpoints, and physical… Read More

  • IBM Buys Risk Management Analytics Company Algorithmics For $387 million

    IBM Buys Risk Management Analytics Company Algorithmics For $387 million

    Is IBM making up for lost time? After acquiring crime data intelligence software developer i2 yesterday, Big Blue is announcing another purchase this morning. The company is buying Canadian risk management analytics software developer Algorithmics for $387 million. Algorithmics’ risk analytics software, content and advisory services are used by banks, investment and insurance businesses… Read More

  • IBM Buys Crime Prevention And Data Intelligence Software Developer i2

    IBM Buys Crime Prevention And Data Intelligence Software Developer i2

    IBM is announcing the acquisition of i2, a company that provides intelligence and investigation management software for law enforcement, defense, national security and private sector organizations. Financial terms were not disclosed. With more than 4,500 customers in 150 countries, i2 is provides intelligence analytics for crime and fraud prevention in sectors such as banking, defense… Read More