Apple Creates Direct Sales Force to Attract Enterprise Users
By Todd R. Weiss | Article Published November 11, 2014
Apple's deeper push into the enterprise marketplace follows its recent moves to provide its first-ever dedicated service and support for enterprise users, according to a report.
Tags: Dell, SAP, HP, IBM, AppleCare for enterprise services, Oracle, direct sales, enterprise users, Apple
IBM's Shaky Third Quarter
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 21, 2014
IBM CEO says she's disappointed in the quarter but is confident for the road ahead.
Tags: IBM, Lenovo, cloud computing, hardware
IBM Power Systems Includes Unix and Linux [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 08, 2014
Even as IBM continues to push forward with its Linux efforts, it isn't leaving its Unix users behind.
Tags: Servers & Services, Linux, Unix, IBM
IBM Boosts Cloud Resiliency
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 23, 2014
With an eye toward the disaster recovery market, IBM opens its largest US-based cloud resiliency center.
Tags: IBM, DR, cloud computing, disaster recovery
How IBM's Watson Could Do For Analytics What Search Did for Google
By Rob Enderle | Article Published September 18, 2014
IBM’s freemium move with Watson is an aggressive push to enlarge the Big Data analytics market.
Tags: IBM, analytics, Google, big data
IBM Can Help Apple’s Trust Issues but Blackberry Could Steal Share
By Rob Enderle | Article Published September 03, 2014
The nude celeb hacking scandal suggests that Apple could use IBM’s help.
Tags: Apple, BlackBerry Apps, hacking, IBM
IBM-Lenovo x86 Server Deal Gets U.S. Government OK
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published August 19, 2014
The sale of IBM's x86 server business to Lenovo takes a major step closer to completion.
Tags: x86 server, Lenovo, IBM
IBM Envisions a Brainy Internet of Things with New Chip
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published August 08, 2014
Inspired by the human brain, Big Blue's latest chip could lead to a new breed of devices that make better sense of the world around them.
Tags: IoT ecosystem, IBM, IoT, chipset
IBM Enables CalCloud for State of California's Cloud Computing Needs
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 24, 2014
California is heading to the cloud thanks to a new cloud infrastructure effort, built and managed by IBM.
Tags: IBM, cloud computing
IBM Results Show Continued Hardware Challenges for Big Blue
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 18, 2014
IBM reports second quarter 2014 revenue of $24.4 billion, once again showing hardware declines.
Tags: hardware, IBM, earnings, Apple
IBM Evolving Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity for the Cloud Era
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 25, 2014
Disaster recovery is a mature decades-old business, but the cloud is providing new avenues for business continuity.
Tags: cloud computing, IBM, Disaster Recovery Plan, disaster recovery
IBM Debuts Cloud Manager with OpenStack [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 16, 2014
IBM explains what its new Cloud Manager release is all about and how it integrates with OpenStack and IBM hardware platforms.
Tags: OpenStack, IBM, Cloud
Cloud Data Center Build-Out Race Good for Customers, Bad for Profits
By Eric Lundquist | Article Published April 22, 2014
NEWS ANALYSIS: Enterprises that want to move their IT infrastructure to the cloud are sure to benefit from the data center build-out race that Google, IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and others are engaged in, but where will the profits come from?
Tags: cloud computing, National Security Agency, Amazon, Google, Amazon Web Services, cloud applications, OpenStack, Microsoft, VMware, IT infrastructure, Rackspace, hewlett-packard, data centers, IBM
IBM Unix Biz Continues to Fall as Cloud Rises
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 22, 2014
Hardware revenues plummet at IBM, but rapid growth in its Cloud unit offers a contrasting view.
Tags: cloud computing, IBM, Unix, hardware
IBM Acquires Cloud-based MDM Firm Fiberlink
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published December 18, 2013
Big Blue adds Fiberlink's MaaS360 cloud-based MDM platform to its expanding MobileFirst solutions set. Plus: Dell reveals plans to launch an enterprise MDM platform in 2014.
Tags: cloud computing, Dell, IBM, MDM, mobile device management
IBM Sells Customer Care Unit to Synnex for $505 Million
By Darryl K. Taft | Article Published September 11, 2013
Synnex signed a definitive agreement to buy IBM’s customer care business processing unit for approximately $430 million in cash and $75 million in stock.
Tags: acquisition, Synnex, IBM, concentrix, customer care, Emptoris, Kenexa, Big Blue
IBM Drives Cloud, Big Data, Services Into Emerging Markets
By Darryl K. Taft | Article Published August 11, 2013
IBM announced a series of wins that indicate wider adoption of Big Blue’s cloud, big data and services solutions in emerging markets.
Tags: Cloud, services, China, outsource, System x, Smarter Cities, emerging markets, IBM, big data, Big Blue, SmartCloud, smarter planet
IBM Revenue Declines, But Earnings Beat Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 18, 2013
Big Blue raised its outlook for the year.
Tags: revenue, IBM, quarterly financials, earnings, software, Outlook
IBM Wins Huge Outsourcing Deal as Hardware Revenues Slip
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 18, 2013
IBM second quarter earnings shows weakness in hardware, strength in the cloud.
Tags: IBM, Cloud, outsourcing
IBM Closes Softlayer in Bid to Advance Cloud Vision
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 08, 2013
IBM execs take aim at Amazon as new capabilities fall under Cloud Services umbrella.
Tags: cloud computing, SoftLayer, IBM
IBM, Symantec Lay Off Workers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 14, 2013
More than 1,600 workers lost their jobs at IBM; 1,700 out of work at Symantec.
Tags: layoffs, IT jobs, Symantec, Dice.com, IBM
IBM vs. HP: The Dueling Shows in Vegas
By Rob Enderle | Article Published June 11, 2013
Both companies held shows, but only one seemed to have the edge.
Tags: HP, IBM
IBM Expands Enterprise Cloud Options with SoftLayer Acquisition
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published June 04, 2013
IBM aims to eliminate the barriers to enterprise cloud deployments with SoftLayer's technology.
Tags: cloud computing, Enterprise Applications Consulting, SoftLayer, IBM
IDC: Server Market Dropped 7.7% in First Quarter
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 30, 2013
It was the sixth quarterly revenue decline in a row for the server industry.
Tags: server shipment stats, Dell, Cisco, IBM, revenue, HP, IDC
Gartner: Server Shipments Fell Slightly in Q1
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 28, 2013
HP and IBM still lead the market, but both experienced declining sales.
Tags: HP, Dell, Gartner, IBM, server shipment stats
Gartner: Leading IT Operations Software Vendors Are Losing Market Share
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 22, 2013
IBM and CA still lead the market, but Microsoft, VMware and a crowd of smaller vendors are growing fast.
Tags: Microsoft, HP, BMC, IBM, IT operations management, enterprise software, Gartner, VMware, CA
IBM’s PureSystems—an Impressive First Year
By Rob Enderle | Article Published May 16, 2013
The one-year-old solution has already achieved quite a bit of success.
Tags: analytics, servers, appliance, big data, IBM, PureSystems
IBM Unveils 'Internet of Things' Appliance
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 30, 2013
MessageSight will manage and route machine-to-machine messages.
Tags: MessageSight, appliance, internet of things, IBM
IBM CEO Tells Employees to Move Faster
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 25, 2013
Virginia Rometty is also making some changes in Big Blue's executive ranks.
Tags: IBM, CEO
Infor Refreshes its Enterprise Application Lineup
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 23, 2013
The company has also announced new cloud computing partnerships.
Tags: Infor, big data, SmartCloud, IBM, enterprise software, Amazon, cloud computing, applications
IBM Falls Short of the Goal Line in 1Q13
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 19, 2013
Will Linux help power Big Blue forward to future growth?
Tags: Linux, IBM, Storage, earnings, networking
IBM to Invest $1 Billion in Flash Storage R&D
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 12, 2013
Big Blue also announced its new FlashSystem appliances.
Tags: Storage, IBM, FlashSystem, SSD, Flash, Solid-State Drives
Networking Vendors Work Together on OpenDaylight SDN Project
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 08, 2013
Cisco, IBM, Citrix, Juniper and many others will collaborate on standards for software-defined networking.
Tags: SDN, Software-Defined Networking, Citrix, IBM, open source, Cisco, networking, Juniper Networks
How to Present to Industry Analysts
By Rob Enderle | Article Published March 06, 2013
There's an art to creating an event that is informative, convincing and entertaining.
Tags: IBM, presentation, HP, analyst
IBM Hitches Wagon on OpenStack Cloud
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 04, 2013
Going forward, if it's cloud tech from IBM, it's OpenStack, announces the IT services and solutions giant.
Tags: cloud computing, OpenStack, IBM
Cisco Now a Top 5 Server Vendor
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 28, 2013
IBM remains the leader.
Tags: Oracle, IBM, servers, Cisco, IDC, HP
IBM Targets Enterprise BYOD with MobileFirst
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 21, 2013
Big Blue organizes its mobile products and services offering under one brand as it prepares for a big push into the enterprise.
Tags: mobile, BYOD, IBM
IBM Debuts Cheaper Power Servers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 05, 2013
The new hardware will make big data analytics and cloud computing affordable for smaller organizations.
Tags: cloud computing, SMB, emerging markets, Watson, big data, Power server, IBM
IBM Expands SmartCloud Enterprise
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 29, 2013
Big Blue adds applications and enterprise level service agreements to the cloud.
Tags: cloud computing, IBM, SLAs
IBM 2012 Revenue Comes in at $104.5 Billion as Transformation Continues
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 23, 2013
IBM chases higher quality revenue streams across services, hardware and software.
Tags: enterprise software, IBM, WebSphere
SAP Now Runs on HANA
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 11, 2013
According to the company, running SAP's ERP software on the HANA database instead of Oracle can dramatically speed performance.
Tags: SAP, ERP software, IBM, enterprise software, Microsoft, HANA, Oracle, database
IBM Tops U.S Patent Office Record Year
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 10, 2013
More patents than ever before were granted in 2012, as Google and Apple make strong appearances.
Tags: patents, Apple, IBM, Google, cloud computing
IBM to Buy StoredIQ for Big Data Expertise
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 20, 2012
StoredIQ makes ediscovery software.
Tags: eDiscovery, IBM, big data, merger and acquistion activity
IBM Predicts Computers Will See, Hear, Taste, Touch and Smell by 2018
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 18, 2012
Big Blue has released its annual "5 in 5" predictions.
Tags: IBM, predictions
IBM: The Future of IT is Smell, Taste, Touch, Sound and Sight
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 17, 2012
IBM's Five in Five predicts a future of cognitive computing. But will it replace the need for human thinkers?
Tags: IT management, IBM, IT
Server Revenues Fall in Q3
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 03, 2012
Dell and Cisco were the only two vendors to see market share gains during the period.
Tags: Cisco, Dell, Gartner, revenue, server, Linux, IBM, IDC, HP
IBM Accelerates Mobile Strategy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 12, 2012
Mobile development lifecycle and mobile foundation products debut, but will developers still need a Mac if they want to build to iOS?
Tags: IBM, mobile, development, IOS
Manufacturer Sues IBM over ERP Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 12, 2012
Avantor Performance Materials says its experience with IBM was a 'disaster.'
Tags: lawsuit, ERP, SAP, IBM, software
Multiple Vendors Roll Out New Hadoop Offerings
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 24, 2012
Microsoft, IBM and Cloudera are all beefing up their big data services.
Tags: Cloudera, IBM, big data, Serengeti, Hadoop, open source, cloud computing, Microsoft, virtualization, VMware
IBM Reports a Profit, But Misses Revenue Estimates
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 17, 2012
Big Blue had another sluggish quarter.
Tags: revenue, earnings, quarterly financials, IBM
IBM Expands PureSystems Line, Announces Cloud Partnership
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 09, 2012
The company will challenge Oracle's Exadata with its new PureData products.
Tags: IBM, Oracle, big data, AT&T, Exadata, cloud computing, private cloud, analytics, PureSystems
IBM, HP Server Sales Fall in Q2, While Dell Revenue Grows
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 29, 2012
IBM and HP tie as the manufacturers with the highest revenue from server sales.
Tags: HP, Dell, IDC, server shipment stats, IBM
IBM Launches New zEnterprise EC12 Secure Cloud-Focused Mainframe System
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 28, 2012
Big Blue says this is its most powerful mainframe ever.
Tags: analytics, solid state, Memory, mainframe, security, IBM
IBM to Buy Social-Business Company Kenexa for $1.3 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 27, 2012
Kenexa makes enterprise HR software.
Tags: IBM, HR, merger and acquistion activity, analytics, software, social networking, recruiting
IBM Buys Flash Manufacturer Texas Memory Systems
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 16, 2012
Texas Memory sells RamSan solid state memory arrays and PCIe cards.
Tags: IBM, merger and acquistion activity, Solid State Storage, Memory, Flash
Sources: IBM Interested in Purchasing RIM's Enterprise Services
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 10, 2012
Another day, another rumor of a tech company that wants to buy part of RIM.
Tags: IBM, enterprise services, merger and acquistion activity, RIM, networking, servers, BlackBerry 10
IBM Q2 2012 Profit Up 6% Despite Revenue Decline
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 19, 2012
Revenue for most of the company's software and service offerings was flat or down.
Tags: hardware, software, earnings, IBM, revenue, services
IBM Raises 2012 Outlook on Tepid Second Quarter Earnings
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 19, 2012
IBM forecasts a positive future as it delivers second quarter results that shows flat U.S. growth.
Tags: earnings, IBM
IBM Is Social Business Software Leader: Study
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 20, 2012
For the third year in a row, IDC says IBM is the leading provider of enterprise social software.
Tags: IBM, IDC, enterprise software, social
HP, IBM Lead a Growing HPC Server Market: IDC
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 18, 2012
The market for high-performance computing servers will likely be worth $11 billion this year.
Tags: HPC, IBM, HP
IBM NNSA Sequoia Brings 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Title Back to the US
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 18, 2012
The system reached 16.32 sustained petaflops.
Tags: supercomputer, IBM
Server Shipments Rise Slightly, but Revenues Decline in Q1
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 31, 2012
Cisco Systems and Fujitsu had a pretty good quarter, but HP, Dell, IBM and Oracle had a difficult quarter for server sales.
Tags: server shipment stats, Fujitsu, Dell, Oracle, HP, Cisco, IBM
IBM Shushes Siri
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 29, 2012
The iPhone's personal digital assistant is tech non grata on IBM campuses as security concerns surface.
Tags: mobile security, iPhone 4S, Siri, Apple, IBM
Apple Again the World's Most Valuable Brand
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 22, 2012
IBM and Google came in second and third; Microsoft was fifth.
Tags: IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook
IBM Launches New Mobile Foundation Portfolio
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 01, 2012
The new mobile platform includes application development, integration, security and management software.
Tags: IBM, services, Enterprise, mobile, cloud computing, software
OpenStack Lands IBM, Red Hat
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 12, 2012
Open source cloud effort gets a major vote of confidence and millions of dollars of support.
Tags: Red Hat, IBM
IBM Unveils PureSystems Private Cloud Packages
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 11, 2012
The new line will include private IaaS and SaaS solutions.
Tags: private cloud, SaaS, IaaS, IBM, cloud computing
HP, IBM and Cisco Battle for Cloud Dominance
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 27, 2012
HP and IBM are fighting for the cloud infrastructure top spot while Cisco closes in with a little help from its UCS portfolio.
Tags: Cisco, HP, cloud computing, IBM
Facebook Is Said to Buy 750 IBM Patents
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 23, 2012
The social networking giant is building its patent portfolio as a defense against lawsuits.
Tags: Facebook, patent, IBM
As Enterprise Adoption Skyrockets, IBM Paves the Way to SmartClouds
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published March 09, 2012
Businesses are overwhelmingly adopting the cloud model, according to an IBM study. Yet it’s not without its stumbling blocks.
Tags: cloud computing, IBM
Holey Chip! IBM Drills Holes into Optical Chip for Terabit-Per-Second Speed
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 08, 2012
"Holey Optochip" technology could eventually improve the performance of supercomputers and data centers.
Tags: IBM, chip
IBM Fires More Than 1,000 in North America, Group Says
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 29, 2012
Big Blue has laid off around 0.2 percent of its global workforce in "resource actions."
Tags: layoffs, IBM
IBM Acquires Worklight to Expand Mobile Capabilities
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published February 01, 2012
Big Blue will acquire the Israeli specialist in mobile applications platforms and tools for developing software for smartphones and tablets.
Tags: mobile, acquisitions, IBM
Partner Focus: IBM Moves to Solidify Advantage
By Rob Enderle | Article Published January 24, 2012
No company with an enterprise focus can operate effectively without partners, a fact that IBM appears to clearly understand.
Tags: resellers, IBM, Partner Advantage