IBM

  • Apple Director Jerome York Passes Away At Age 71

    In a brief statement, Apple has announced that one of the company’s board members, Jerome B. York, has passed away. The veteran auto-industry executive was hospitalized in serious condition after a burst brain aneurysm this morning, according to the WSJ, and he apparently died soon after. York was chairman, president and CEO of Harwinton Capital. A former CFO of IBM and Chrysler, and… Read More

  • IBM researching ways to help the aged, illiterate

    IBM’s. Open Collaborative Research is working on ways to get mobile Internet to the aged and illiterate all over the world. The initial research is happening in Japan and India and will be used to plan future endeavors including open source platforms for information sharing. Japan was chosen because of its high number of older folks and India chosen because, despite recent impressive… Read More

  • IBM Acquires Data Management Software Company Initiate Systems


    IBM has acquired Chicago-based software firm Initiate Systems. Initiate helps healthcare providers and other government organizations manage and organize data across various sources. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It appears that the acquisition is aimed at boosting IBM’s healthcare offerings. According to IBM, Initiate’s software us currently in use at more than… Read More

  • Patent Watch: IBM Figures Out How To Limit Device Access By Geolocation

    Could IBM be prepping more of its own location-aware technology and devices? According to a recent patent filing, it looks like it. On Thursday, Big Blue filed for a patent for a “method and system for location-aware authorization.” The inventors appear to be IBM engineers based in Rome, Italy. According to the filing, the technology would provide a method and technology to… Read More

  • Fujifilm and IBM develop magnetic tape that stores 35TB

    Fujifilm and IBM today announced they jointly developed a technology that makes it possible to store 35TB of data on a single magnetic tape. The companies say the tape can store the “text of 35 million books, which would require 248 miles (399 km) of bookshelves”. 35TB is about 44 times as much as previously possible. Read More

  • IBM Launches LotusLive Labs; Opens Up Collaboration Platform's API To Partners

    At IBM’s annual conference, Lotusphere, Big Blue has announced innovations to its cloud-based collaboration platform, LotusLive. LotusLive provides enterprise users with online email, web conferencing, social network and collaboration applications within the cloud. To spur innovation around the platform, IBM is officially launching LotusLive Labs, an R&D pipeline that combines… Read More

  • Confirmed: IBM Acquires Database Security Startup Guardium For Undisclosed Amount


    Rumors were swirling that IBM would be acquiring database security company Guardium after the Israeli financial newspaper, TheMarker, reported the acquisition yesterday (translated version here). Big Blue has officially confirmed to TechCrunch that it has acquired Guardium but did not disclose financial terms. TheMarker reported that IBM is shelling out $225 million for… Read More

  • IBM Set To Acquire Cisco-backed Database Security Startup Guardium For $225 Million

    Rumors have been swirling that IBM will be acquiring database security company Guardium after the Israeli financial newspaper, The Market, reported the acquisition yesterday (translated version here). Big Blue is reportedly shelling out $225 million for Israel-based Guardium. This year alone, IBM has acquired six companies, including RedPill Solutions, SPSS, Ounce Labs, Exeros and… Read More

  • IBM Furthers Investment In Business Analytics With Smart Analytics Cloud

    During IBM’s Q3 earnings call a few weeks ago, IBM CFO Mark Loughridge highlighted business analytics as a sector where Big Blue is investing significant amounts of cash. The company recently acquired data analytics company SPSS for $1.2 billion and business analytics firm RedPill. Tonight, IBM is unveiling a new internal analytics product that the company is touting as the… Read More

  • In Time For The Holiday Shopping Season, IBM Upgrades E-Commerce Software For Retailers

    Tis’ the season for holiday shopping and many of the tech giants are already staking their claim in the e-commerce industry. Google recently launched Google Commerce, its hosted search offering for online retailers. Today, IBM is announcing a significant upgrade to WebSphere Commerce, Big Blue’s software platform framework for e-commerce. WebSphere Commerce is a integrated… Read More

  • IBM developing zero-emission data center technology

    We’ve already established that your favorite tech company, from Apple to HP to Nintendo, and everyone in between, is being pressured to go green. While some of the tactics may be a bit silly, I think it’s safe to say that you’d rather see these companies green than not green, right? It makes us feel good about ourselves, that even though we’re buying hunks of plastic… Read More

  • IBM Upgrades Software To Manage Data Centers And Virtualization

    IBM is enhancing its VMControl software for managing data centers to give enterprise users a single point of control across multiple types of IT systems and virtualization technologies. Combined with IBM’s Tivoli software, VMControl allows for combinations of physical and virtual IBM servers to be managed as a single entity, called “system pooling.” IBM says this approach… Read More

  • IBM Q3 Profits Rise 14 Percent

    IBM is reporting a 14 percent growth in year over year net income, posting a third-quarter profit of $3.2 billion, or $2.40 a share, on revenue of $23.6 billion. IBM has been shifting its focus towards software and services from hardware and it appears to be paying off. Chairman, president and CEO, Samuel Palmisano said in a statement that IBM’s “strategic shift to… Read More

  • Graphene makes a gra-fine photodetector

    Graphene, as everyone knows, “is a one-atom-thick planar sheet of sp2-bonded carbon atoms that are densely packed in a honeycomb crystal lattice.” (Seriously, I didn’t just check Wikipedia for that.) Scientists have been using the material for lots of different applications for some time now. Recent work at IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center has focused on using graphene… Read More

  • Zyrion's Traverse 5.0 Available Today With Network Flow Analysis Capabilities

    Zyrion, a Sunnyvale based provider of Business Service Management (BSM) products, announced today the integration of Network Flow Analysis capabilities into their latest product, Traverse 5.0. Traverse allows its users to drill down into the performance of their IT services in real-time; thus enabling IT and business personnel to not only identify which devices are down or impacted, but also… Read More

  • IBM Buys Asian Business Analytics Firm RedPill Solutions

    IBM this morning announced an agreement to acquire RedPill Solutions, a privately-held consultancy and business analytics service provider headquartered in Singapore. The terms of the acquisition, which is expected to close later this year following statutory approvals, regulatory reviews and customary closing conditions, were not disclosed. According to the release, IBM is buying RedPill… Read More

  • IBM One Step Closer To SPSS Acquisition

    September 9, 2009 lived up to all the hype and proved to be quite the eventful day. Events ranged from the insane, where an alcoholic minister hijacked a plane, to the bizarre, where a baby was born at 9:09 and weighed 9 pounds 9 ounces, to the downright depressing, when Beatles fans found out that their favorite band would still not be available via iTunes. But perhaps the most important event… Read More

  • Charts: IBM’s Software-Led Margin Expansion

    Many people still think of IBM as the company that sells Big Iron—mainframes and its enterprise server descendants. Of course, the engine of the company’s profits long ago shifted to consulting and software. In a financial slide presentation IBM released today to the SEC as an 8K document, however, you really get a sense of how much IBM has continued to shift its business… Read More

  • Charts: IBM's Software-Led Margin Expansion

    Many people still think of IBM as the company that sells Big Iron—mainframes and its enterprise server descendants. Of course, the engine of the company’s profits long ago shifted to consulting and software. In a financial slide presentation IBM released today to the SEC as an 8K document, however, you really get a sense of how much IBM has continued to shift its business… Read More

  • IBM Files Patent For Geek Couch Potato Dream: A TV Remote That Tweets

    Slouchers on Twitter (you know who you are), take note: IBM is apparently working on technology that would enable you to blog or tweet straight from the remote control of your TV. The company has filed a patent for said technology with the USPTO, reports BaltTech. The interesting part of the patent filing, which was submitted by IMB engineers last year but only surfaced online a few months… Read More