Enterprise IT firm IBM doesn’t think that people trust the cloud enough and has introduced tools to help developers strengthen their offerings.
The recipe is called Bluemix which although it sounds as it might be a kind of cement, is actually IBM’s platform as a service (PaaS). more»
A researcher with IBM said that a dangerous bug that existed in every version of Windows from Windows 95 onwards has finally been fixed.
Robert Freeman, manager of IBM X-Force, said that it told Microsoft about the bug in May this year and at last Microsoft is fixing it. more»
IBM and Nvidia will work in collaboration with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre – a German institute for supercomputer simulation – to push the creation and optimisation of research apps on GPUs (graphics processing units) accelerated OpenPower systems.
A new centre will be opened to develop the high performance computing (HPC) space combining researchers from Nvidia and IBM and using the Jülich centre. more»
King of consumer toys, Apple is attempting its biggest push into the consumer market, according to Reuters.
Reuters claims that Apple is hiring a dedicated sales force just to talk with potential clients like Citigroup.
This is on top of its partnership with IBM to develop apps for corporate clients and sell them on devices, the iPhone maker plans to challenge sector leaders HP, Dell, Oracle and SAP. more»
B2B startups are being given the chance to get up to $120,000 worth of credit if they buy into the IBM cloud.
The company said it wants to provide entrepreneurs with “instant infrastructure” to launch businesses and use their resources to code, build, scale and bring their products to market. more»
Big Blue is hoping that its AI based supercomputer Watson can come up with a few ideas which will help turn it around.
IBM is taking a kicking from cheap cloud computing services and the outfit is facing an uncertain future. more»
Big Blue claimed it is the first company to build an intelligent security profile that protects data, applications and people in the cloud.
The offerings it announced use what IBM described as advanced analytics to react to threats across enterprise, public, private and mobile clouds – so called hybrid clouds. more»
While Michael Dell was fighting to take his tin box outfit private, his rivals used the uncertainty to steal his customers – now he is counter-attacking.
Dell opened the Dell World conference and wasted no time denouncing the “turmoil” his rivals in the industry are going through. more»
IBM has reshuffled its senior management in a bid to turn around the outfit’s flagging fortunes.
Martin Jetter, who was credited with fixing Biggish Blue’s Japanese operation has been shifted to senior vice president and head of its global technology services unit. more»
A report by Markets and Markets estimated that by 2019 the datacentre automation market will be worth $7.53 billion.
The report said that demand for fast data access and storage continues to rise and that’s creating more and more datacentres. Datacentre automation is sometimes known as Software Defined Data Centres (SDDCs). more»
A major Chinese IT player – Tencent Cloud – has signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate with IBM to bring Software as a Service (SaaS) for various industries.
Both firms will concentrate on emerging small and medium enterprises in healthcare and other fields. more»
Big Blue said it has released or is just about to release a slew of cloud and Big Data analytics to the IT party.
It said that Cognos Business Intelligence, SPSS predictive analytics and Watson Analytics will soon be available on its Cloud marketplace. more»
Giant vendor IBM said it is offering a number of initiatives in a bid to help the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa.
It has donated IBM Connections technology to Nigera in a bid to help preparedness for future outbreaks of the disease and has created a global portal to share Ebola data. more»
German airline Lufthansa is about to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM as part of an outsourcing agreement for the services.
Europe’s largest airline by revenue is undergoing restructuring and cost-cutting efforts to better position itself to compete with low-cost carriers and Arabic rivals
It earlier this year said it was seeking a buyer for the unit, which provides data centres, networks and telephony. more»
IBM shocked the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street by giving up its 2015 operating earnings target and moaning that it was suffering from a bad dose of weak client spending and a slumping software sector.
IBM shares fell nearly seven percent to a three year low, which must really hack off Warren Buffett whose Berkshire Hathaway owns seven percent of IBM shares. more»