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: earnings, Apple, IBM, hardware
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 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, 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: internet of things, MessageSight, appliance, 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: CEO, IBM
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: earnings, Storage, IBM, Linux, 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, analyst, HP, presentation
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: IBM, cloud computing, OpenStack
Cisco Now a Top 5 Server Vendor
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 28, 2013
IBM remains the leader.
Tags: Cisco, HP, servers, IDC, IBM, Oracle
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: BYOD, mobile, 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: Watson, emerging markets, IBM, SMB, Power server, cloud computing, big data
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: SLAs, cloud computing, IBM
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: WebSphere, enterprise software, IBM
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: enterprise software, SAP, Microsoft, HANA, Oracle, IBM, ERP software, 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: IBM, big data, merger and acquistion activity, eDiscovery
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: IBM, IT management, 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: Gartner, revenue, IBM, Linux, IDC, Dell, Cisco, HP, server
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: mobile, IBM, IOS, development
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: ERP, SAP, IBM, software, lawsuit
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: Serengeti, VMware, Cloudera, IBM, virtualization, Hadoop, open source, cloud computing, Microsoft, big data
IBM Reports a Profit, But Misses Revenue Estimates
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 17, 2012
Big Blue had another sluggish quarter.
Tags: quarterly financials, earnings, IBM, revenue
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: AT&T, PureSystems, Exadata, IBM, analytics, big data, cloud computing, private cloud, Oracle
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: IDC, HP, IBM, server shipment stats, Dell
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: IBM, mainframe, analytics, solid state, security, Memory
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: HR, merger and acquistion activity, recruiting, IBM, software, social networking, analytics
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: Memory, merger and acquistion activity, Solid State Storage, IBM, 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: networking, enterprise services, IBM, BlackBerry 10, merger and acquistion activity, RIM, servers
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: IBM, hardware, revenue, services, earnings, software
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, enterprise software, IDC, 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: IBM, supercomputer
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: Fujitsu, Dell, server shipment stats, HP, IBM, Oracle, Cisco
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: Siri, Apple, iPhone 4S, IBM, mobile security
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: Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, 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: mobile, software, services, cloud computing, IBM, Enterprise
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
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: cloud computing, IBM, Cisco, HP
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: patent, Facebook, 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: IBM, layoffs
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: IBM, mobile, acquisitions
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
IBM Quarterly Results Show Modest Gains
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 20, 2012
The company's software and services units performed well, and its cloud computing revenue has tripled since 2010.
Tags: IBM, earnings
IBM Smashes Moore's Law, Cuts Bit Size to 12 Atoms
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 13, 2012
A major research breakthrough reduces the number of atoms required to store one bit of data from one million to twelve.
Tags: Storage, IBM
Google Adds More IBM Patents
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 04, 2012
The company bought 187 more patents and 36 applications to help fight its ongoing patent wars.
Tags: IBM, patent, Google
IBM: Mind Reading is Less Than Five Years Away
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 19, 2011
IBM's annual "5 in 5" report predicts the ways that technology will change the world in the next five years.
IBM Settles Antitrust Case with E.U.
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 15, 2011
Big Blue will provide more parts and information to other vendors that serve mainframe customers.
Tags: mainframe, IBM, antitrust
IBM to Buy Cloud Analytics Vendor for $440 Million
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 08, 2011
Big Blue will purchase DemandTec, which makes cloud-based marketing and sales software.
Tags: IBM, Cloud
Gartner Server Numbers Tell an Interesting Story
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 30, 2011
The recent horse race between IBM, HP, Dell, Oracle and Lenovo reveals larger industry trends.
Tags: Dell, HP, servers, Lenovo, IBM, Oracle, Server Market
IBM's zEnterprise Enables Mainframe-Windows Combo
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 09, 2011
Until now, the mainframe computer has traditionally been distinctly separate from the Windows world.
Tags: zEnterprise, mainframe, Windows, IBM
IBM Brings Windows to the Mainframe
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 07, 2011
New technology to support Microsoft's operating system on mainframe hardware will become available December 16.
Tags: IBM, mainframe, Windows
IBM Unveils Analytics for the iPad and Cloud
By Vangie Beal | Article Published November 02, 2011
Leveraging its Watson technology, IBM is moving to expand its analytics presence in the cloud and the all-important mobile sector.
Tags: cloud computing, iPad apps, IBM, analytics
Apple vs. IBM on CEO Succession
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 01, 2011
With Rometty, IBM has chosen a winner, as Apple's CEO succession raises questions.
Tags: IBM, Apple
IBM Opens Up Smartphone, Tablet Support for its Workers
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 31, 2011
BYOD comes to Big Blue.
Tags: IBM, BYOD
IBM Beats Oracle, Microsoft With Big Data Leap
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 27, 2011
Big Blue's new cloud-based Hadoop product, InfoSphere BigInsights, will hit the market before competing offerings from Oracle and Microsoft.
Tags: Hadoop, IBM
IBM Rolls Out 55 Infrastructure Products
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 19, 2011
In what the company calls its largest announcement of infrastructure products in years, IBM rolled out a slew of new and improved products.
Tags: IaaS, analytics, IBM, business intelligence software, cloud computing