Intel’s Developer Forum 2014 annual meeting at San Francisco’s Moscone Center wound down yesterday. My assignment is to continue research on a technology that’s now ramping.
The computer industry is at the beginning of a major architectural shift – “In-Memory Database” (IMD) systems, originally aimed at solving near real-time solutions for analytic problems have successfully been applied to cognitive computing problems as well. more»
Revenues from the worldwide storage software market rose by 6.3 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to figures from IDC.
It said revenues during Q2 2014 came to nearly $3.8 billion.
The leaders in the pack were EMC, IBM and Symantec which had markt shares of 25.9 percent, 16 percent and 13.3 percent respectively. more»
AccessData and HP are to get closer to each other by increasing security assessment and quick fixes for global organisations.
HP’s service arm, Rapid Incident Respons Services is intended to help corporations quickly investigate what’s gone wrong after a hack and provide forensic evidence of incidents. more»
Intel and IBM said they will work together to improve security for cloud computing.
IBM said “SoftLayer” will be the first cloud venture giving bare metal servers using Intel cloud technology that will give security and monitoring down to the microprocessor level. more»
While still worth $5.9 billion, external storage systems revenue fell by 1.4 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to IDC.
The market research company said a decline in high end systems was coupled with a drop in midrange storage sales too. more»
The US state of Ohio is considering restricting the teaching of science, in a move which might bring in a Christian fundamentalist education system.
The bill, currently under consideration by the Ohio Assembly, is intended to revoke a previous approval of the Common Core educational standards, includes sections devoted to science and social studies. more»
John Akers, one of the “Last of the Great Big Blue Mohicans” who led IBM to its longtime dominance of the computer industry died of a stroke on Friday. He was 79 years old.
Akers was a former fighter pilot who served as IBM’s chief executive from 1985 to 1993, this was a critical time for Biggish Blue as PCs, Microsoft and Intel started to grow. more»
US regulators have approved the sale of IBM’s server business to the Chinese outfit, Lenovo.
There had been fears that the deal would be put on ice because the US is currently going through a McCarthy era paranoia over all things Chinese. more»
Big Blue said that it has introduced cloud software and initiatives aimed at using analytics and workforce science to human relations.
The buzzwords IBM is using are “workforce engagement and transformation” – it is introducing a talent and change consulting practice supported by 100 behavioural scientists. more»
The glorious alliance between soft fruit Apple and Big Blue has not put the fear of Jehovah into other potential fruity alliances.
According to Reuters top executives at Dell and BlackBerry scoffed at the deal with their best scoffing sticks.
The pair have been trying to re-invent themselves, and some of the tame Apple press claims that the glorious Apple-IBM alliance will stuff up their efforts. more»
Tsar Vladimir Putin is taking his revenge on the US for bringing in sanctions against its Ukraine activity by cutting back on the use of American technology.
Apparently Putin is cross about the sanctions which froze the business assets of some of his closest business supporters. more»
It seems that IBM cannot really win. It released results which were much better than expected but it appears that shareholders were not impressed.
Net profit rose to $4.1 billion, or $4.12 per share, from $3.2 billion, or $2.91 per share, a year earlier. more»
Apple and IBM do not appear to have given up on their on-again off-again relationship.
The pair have a troubled relationship. Big Blue, and Microsoft, were one of the targets of Apple’s famous 1984 marketing campaign. IBM was supposed to be the outfit protecting the locked in status quo while Apple’s Macintosh provided a pathway to freedom with locked in products. more»
IBM, which has remodelled itself as a business services outfit, has surprised everyone by wanting to be a big player in the chip market again.
Biggish Blue said it will invest $3 billion over the next five years in chip research and development. more»
Three US tech worker groups have launched a labour boycott of IBM, Infosys and Manpower.
Bright Future Jobs, the Programmers Guild and WashTech claim that the outfits discourage US workers from applying for US IT jobs by tailoring employment ads toward overseas workers, writes Nick Farrell. more»