Big Blue is telling the world+dog that 2014 was its breakthrough year for its cloud computing business.
IBM said it will expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services. more»
Apple and IBM have signed a deal over the Pad and the iPhone, reflecting greater use of the devices in the corporate marketplace.
Under the deal, IBM will release what it described as the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for the iOS operating system. more»
Big Blue has assessed that 80 percent of executives in charge of security think that challenges by external threats to their enterprises are on the rise.
And IBM said 60 percent of enterprises believe they are being outgunned in the cyber war. more»
The generation of vast amounts of data continues to fuel the disk storage systems revenue in the third quarter.
With revenues of $8.8 billion, up 5.1 percent from the same period last year, 25 exabytes shipped in the quarter, said IDC. more»
Yesterday we reported that server revenues in Europe the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) only showed minor growth.
Those were figures from Gartner. But data from its deadly rival IDC indicate that things were less gloomy for server vendors in the third quarter of this year. more»
Shipments of servers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) fell by four percent in the third quarter of 2014 but revenues rose by 1.2 percent year on year to amount to $2.9 million.
Gartner said that growth seen in the second quarter of this year was “a short lived phenomenon and marginal revenue growth…highlights the fragility of demand”. more»
While the concepts of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” are largely unknown in these isles, shops have jumped on the American bandwagon causing riots and mayhem in shops across the UK.
And now James Lovell, European retail guru, has got his analytics engines to work and notices that although sales fell compared to last year, the percentage of sales made on mobiles rose by around a third. more»
Beleaguered Big Blue has signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar deal to provide computer infrastructure services to Dutch bank Amro.
Amro thinks that the men in suits are exactly the sorts of types it wants running its cloud operations. However it is a case of “better the devil you know”. more»
The accession to power by the “business friendly” BJP party in India has resulted in the software market starting to grow again.
That’s according to a report by market intelligence firm IDC, which said during the first half of this year, the market grew by 10.7 percent, compared to the first half of 2013. more»
Enterprises wanting to leverage their legacy systems using devices like smartphones and tablets are being tempted by IBM to enter its garden of mobility delights.
The company said it has added a number of pieces to its Mobility Services jigsaw.
That includes “desktop as a service” (DaaS) intended to let companies implement desktop features on mobile devices using a subscription service offered using the IBM Cloud. more»
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»