Megadistributor Avnet said it has been appointed as a global Lenovo route to market.
This follows Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s System x (X86) server business early in the month.
Avnet said it will sell Lenovo servers in over 40 different countries around the world. more»
Update: IBM advised late Sunday that it will be making “a major business announcement” Monday morning along with its’ third-quarter results according to Bloomberg News.
This comes as no surprise to industry watchers. Sanjay Jah, CEO of Globalfoundries Inc. is well known as a shrewd negotiator – fees for taking over IBM’s semi ops were reported as high as $2 Billion. more»
Big Blue says it has created a new model for enterprise data storage intended to work across a large number of IT solutions.
Jamie Thomas, general manager of storage at IBM, said that it’s time the “traditional” storage model must change. more»
Lotus 1-2-3 officially ended its existence yesterday as IBM’s previously announced execution date passed with barely any attention from the tech press.
Big Blue only stopped selling Lotus 1-2-3 last year after more than 30 years of stirling work.
Lotus 1-2-3 was a spreadsheet program developed by Lotus Software, which is now part of IBM. more»
Big Blue and Lenovo confirmed they have completed the sales of IBM’s X86 server business, as expected.
Under the terms of the deal, Lenovo will buy System x, BladeCenter and Flex System blade servers and switches, X86 based Flex integrated systems, NeXtScale and iDataPlex servers as well as software, blade networking and maintenance operations. more»
As we reported yesterday, Lenovo will acquire Intel’s X86 server business this week and that means it will be the biggest server company in mainland China.
Market research firm IDC released its figures for server sales in China for the first half of this year and Lenovo – which includes prior IBM system business – comes out the leader at 23.91 percent (see chart). more»
Lenovo’s offer to buy the remainder of IBM’s X86 business is likely to be concluded this Wednesday.
IBM is disposing of the deal to the Chinese manufacturer for $1.8 billion and when the acquisition is complete, it will finally have washed its hands of all of its X86 business. more»
Sales of worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms rose by a third in the second quarter of this year with a net worth of $2.4 billion, compared to the same quarter a year back.
IDC defines integrated infrastructure and platforms as pre-integrated certified systems containin server hardware, disk storage systems, networking equipment and systems management software. more»
A report by Monetate said data showed that mobile commerce continues to grow at a fair old pace.
Figures for the second quarter of 2014 available today showed that mobile commerce traffic rose by 120 percent compared to the same quarter in 2013 on smartphones. more»
IBM formally announced Watson Analytics and, somewhat modestly, said it was its biggest announcement in a decade in analytics.
The software is a natural language based service that gives access to predictive and visual analytic tools for business.
The first version of Watson Analytics includes a version of its cloud service for desktops and mobiles. more»
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»