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  • Strategic Healthcare Investors’ Investment Thesis

    Strategic Healthcare Investors’ Investment Thesis

    This is the second part in a two-part series on strategic investors in healthcare. Healthcare IT departments have focused much of their attention on the $19 billion portion of the stimulus bill that is providing billions of subsidies for the adoption of electronic health records. While this is logical given the available money, it is paying for health IT systems optimized for the “do… Read More

  • IBM Acquires Tealeaf To Add Customer Buying Analytics To Smarter Commerce Products

    IBM Acquires Tealeaf To Add Customer Buying Analytics To Smarter Commerce Products

    Another week, another IBM acquisition. Big Blue has announced the purchase of Tealeaf Technology, which provides customer experience analytics software that helps organizations access information about consumer web experiences. Financial details were not disclosed. Basically, Tealeaf’s software captures and records what each customer is doing and seeing in real-time on every page and… Read More

  • Linux Foundation To Host Open Source Cloud Conference “CloudOpen”

    Linux Foundation To Host Open Source Cloud Conference “CloudOpen”

    It wasn’t that long ago that I complained about cloud fragmentation issues. There were some interesting observations in the comments on that post. Now word comes that the Linux Foundation is hosting CloudOpen, a “new conference to advance openness in the cloud.” Most of the major players are already committed to participating at CloudOpen: Canonical, Citrix, Dell, Eucalyptus… Read More

  • IBM Acquires Enterprise Search Software Company Vivisimo To Boost Big Data Analytics

    IBM Acquires Enterprise Search Software Company Vivisimo To Boost Big Data Analytics

    On the heels of acquiring sales data analytics company Varicent last week, Big Blue is making another buy in the data space today— Vivisimo. Financial terms were not disclosed. Vivisimo, which has raised $6 million in funding, launched as a spin-off from Carnegie Mellon and applies clustering technology to enterprise search. Vivisimo provides enterprises with search software that… Read More

  • IBM’s Mixed Q1 2012: Revenue Flat At $24.7B; Net Income Up 7 Percent To $3.1B

    IBM’s Mixed Q1 2012: Revenue Flat At $24.7B; Net Income Up 7 Percent To $3.1B

    IBM just reported mixed first quarter earnings for 2012. GAAP earnings came in at $2.61, up 13 percent with non-GAAP earnings at $2.78, up 15 percent. Revenue was flat for the quarter coming in at $24.7 billion, up 1 percent adjusting for currency. Analysts expected $2.66 a share and $24.82 billion in revenue. Net income for the quarter came in at $3.1 billion, up 7 percent from last year. Read More

  • IBM Acquires Sales Data And Analytics Software Company Varicent

    IBM Acquires Sales Data And Analytics Software Company Varicent

    Big Blue has made a purchase today—IBM has acquired Varicent Software, a company that creates a sales analytics software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Varicent, which has raised $35 million in funding, analyzes sales data from businesses to help organizations to streamline compensation processes for employees, improve sales performance, and more. Varicent’s… Read More

  • An Open Letter To IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

    An Open Letter To IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

    People like to kick up a fuss about sexism in tech and how this contributes to a lack of women in the field, whether that’s through badly promoted “perks” at hackathons, over-abundance of alcohol at events or scantily clad women in promo videos, etc. But do you want to know why there’s sexism in tech? Because it comes from society at large, and even at the very top… Read More

  • Facebook The Patent Buyer: Even Before IBM, The List Includes HP, Friendster, BT… And Halliburton

    Facebook The Patent Buyer: Even Before IBM, The List Includes HP, Friendster, BT… And Halliburton

    Facebook, according to reports, is buying up a boatload of patents from IBM — 750 in all — that will help the company shore up against potential attacks from other companies claiming the huge social network infringes on their intellectual property. But for the past couple of years, Facebook has already been taking steps to build up its patent portfolio through the acquisition… Read More

  • More Guests At The Social/Enterprise Party: IBM, Escorted By Harmon.ie

    More Guests At The Social/Enterprise Party: IBM, Escorted By Harmon.ie

    IBM may not be the earliest mover among B2B companies offering more social features to its clients, but it is definitely trying to make sure it stays in game: today it announced that it would extend the social media features it offers through IBM Connections — roughly, the company’s enterprise equivalent of a social network for work colleagues and contacts — to include… Read More

  • 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