IBM snaps out of revenue doldrums, breaking a five-quarter losing streak in Q4

January 22, 2020 at 07:32PM International Business Machines is living a case study of a large, established company vying to transform. Over the last decade, the technology elder has struggled to move into areas like cloud and AI. IBM has leaned on a combination of its own R&D abilities and deep pockets to push intoContinue reading “IBM snaps out of revenue doldrums, breaking a five-quarter losing streak in Q4”

Google brings IBM Power Systems to its cloud

January 13, 2020 at 06:55PM As Google Cloud looks to convince more enterprises to move to its platform, it needs to be able to give businesses an onramp for their existing legacy infrastructure and workloads that they can’t easily replace or move to the cloud. A lot of those workloads run on IBM Power SystemsContinue reading “Google brings IBM Power Systems to its cloud”

Google claims it has achieved ‘quantum supremacy’ – but IBM disagrees

October 23, 2019 at 03:29PM Task that would take most powerful supercomputer 10,000 years ‘completed by quantum machine in minutes’ For Google it was a historic announcement: a declaration that it had won the race to achieve “quantum supremacy” – the moment that a futuristic quantum computer performed a task that stumped even the mostContinue reading “Google claims it has achieved ‘quantum supremacy’ – but IBM disagrees”

The mainframe business is alive and well, as IBM announces new Z15

September 12, 2019 at 02:58PM It’s easy to think about mainframes as some technology dinosaur, but the fact is these machines remain a key component of many large organization’s computing strategies. Today, IBM announced the latest in their line of mainframe computers, the Z15. For starters, as you would probably expect, these are big andContinue reading “The mainframe business is alive and well, as IBM announces new Z15”

IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together

September 12, 2019 at 08:29AM At the Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague, IBM today showcased its Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment on Red Hat’s OpenShift container platform. For the longest time, the open-source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service ecosystem and Red Hat’s Kubernetes-centric OpenShift were mostly seen as competitors, with both tools vying for enterprise customers whoContinue reading “IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together”

IBM’s quantum-resistant magnetic tape storage is not actually snake oil

August 26, 2019 at 07:08PM Usually when someone in tech says the word “quantum,” I put my hands on my ears and sing until they go away. But while IBM’s “quantum computing safe tape drive” nearly drove me to song, when I thought about it, it actually made a lot of sense. First of all,Continue reading “IBM’s quantum-resistant magnetic tape storage is not actually snake oil”

IBM is moving OpenPower Foundation to The Linux Foundation

August 20, 2019 at 06:12PM IBM makes the Power Series chips, and as part of that has open sourced some of the underlying technologies to encourage wider use of these chips. The open source pieces have been part of the OpenPower Foundation. Today, the company announced it was moving the foundation under The Linux Foundation,Continue reading “IBM is moving OpenPower Foundation to The Linux Foundation”

With the acquisition closed, IBM goes all in on Red Hat

August 01, 2019 at 01:00PM IBM’s massive $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat closed a few weeks ago and today, the two companies are now announcing the first fruits of this process. For the most part, today’s announcement further IBM’s ambitions to bring its products to any public and private cloud. That was very muchContinue reading “With the acquisition closed, IBM goes all in on Red Hat”

With $34B Red Hat deal closed, IBM needs to execute now

July 12, 2019 at 07:02PM In a summer surprise this week, IBM announced it had closed its $34 billion blockbuster deal to acquire Red Hat. The deal, which was announced in October, was expected to take a year to clear all of the regulatory hurdles, but U.S. and EU regulators moved surprisingly quickly. For IBM,Continue reading “With $34B Red Hat deal closed, IBM needs to execute now”

IBM, KPMG, Merck, Walmart team up for drug supply chain blockchain pilot

June 13, 2019 at 01:34PM IBM announced its latest blockchain initiative today. This one is in partnership with KPMG, Merk and Walmart to build a drug supply chain blockchain pilot. These four companies are coming to together to help come up with a solution to track certain drugs as they move through a supply chain.Continue reading “IBM, KPMG, Merck, Walmart team up for drug supply chain blockchain pilot”

IBM-Maersk blockchain shipping consortium expands to include other major shipping companies

May 28, 2019 at 04:02PM Last year IBM and Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk announced the limited availability of a blockchain-based shipping tool called TradeLens. Today, the two partners announced that a couple of other major shippers have come on board. The partners announced that CMA CGM and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company have joined TradeLens. WhenContinue reading “IBM-Maersk blockchain shipping consortium expands to include other major shipping companies”

Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market share needle

February 12, 2019 at 10:14PM When it comes to the cloud market, there are few known knows. For instance, we know that AWS is the market leader with around 32 percent of market share. We know Microsoft is far back in second place with around 14 percent, the only other company in double digits. WeContinue reading “Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market share needle”

IBM and Vodafone form cloud, 5G and AI business venture and ink $550M service deal

January 17, 2019 at 02:13PM IBM is one of the world’s biggest system integrators, but to get closer to where enterprises are actually doing their work, it’s been inking partnerships with companies that build devices and run the networks enterprises are using for their IT, and today comes the latest development on that front. IBMContinue reading “IBM and Vodafone form cloud, 5G and AI business venture and ink $550M service deal”

Amid a legal fight in LA, IBM’s Weather Company launches hyperlocal weather forecasts globally

January 08, 2019 at 06:23PM While IBM is getting sued by the city of Los Angeles, accusing it of covertly mining user data in the Weather Channel app in the US, it’s testing the waters for another hyperlocal weather feature that — coincidentally — relies on data that it picks up from sensors on appContinue reading “Amid a legal fight in LA, IBM’s Weather Company launches hyperlocal weather forecasts globally”

IBM unveils its first commercial quantum computer

January 08, 2019 at 04:29PM At CES, IBM today announced its first commercial quantum computer for use outside of the lab. The 20-qubit system combines the quantum and classical computing parts it takes to use a machine like this for research and business applications into a single package. That package, the IBM Q system, isContinue reading “IBM unveils its first commercial quantum computer”

IBM selling Lotus Notes/Domino business to HCL for $1.8B

December 07, 2018 at 03:33PM IBM announced last night that it is selling the final components from its 1995 acquisition of Lotus to Indian firm HCL for $1.8 billion. IBM paid $3.5 billion for Lotus back in the day. The big pieces here are Lotus Notes, Domino and Portal. These were a big part of IBM’sContinue reading “IBM selling Lotus Notes/Domino business to HCL for $1.8B”

Assessing IBM’s $34 billion Red Hat acquisition

October 29, 2018 at 06:52PM As you look at the $34 billion IBM-Red Hat deal announced yesterday, if you follow the enterprise closely, it seems like a good move, at least on its face. It could be years before we understand the true value of it for IBM (or lack thereof, depending on how itContinue reading “Assessing IBM’s $34 billion Red Hat acquisition”

Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM

October 28, 2018 at 11:21PM With its latest $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, IBM may have found something more elementary than “Watson” to save its flagging business. Though the acquisition of Red Hat  is by no means a guaranteed victory for the Armonk, N.Y.-based computing company that has had more downs than ups overContinue reading “Forget Watson, the Red Hat acquisition may be the thing that saves IBM”

IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B in cash and debt, taking a bigger leap into hybrid cloud

October 28, 2018 at 07:15PM After rumours flew around this weekend, IBM today confirmed that it would acquire open source, cloud software business Red Hat for $190 per share in cash, working out to a total value of $34 billion. IBM said the deal has already been approved by the boards of directors of both IBMContinue reading “IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B in cash and debt, taking a bigger leap into hybrid cloud”

IBM is betting the farm on Red Hat — and it better not mess up

October 29, 2018 at 12:46PM Who expects a $34 billion deal involving two enterprise powerhouses to drop on a Sunday afternoon, but IBM and Red Hat surprised us yesterday when they pulled the trigger on a historically large deal. IBM has been a poster child for a company moving through a painful transformation. As Box CEOContinue reading “IBM is betting the farm on Red Hat — and it better not mess up”

In Major Acquisition, IBM Will Acquire Open-Source Software Company Red Hat

October 28, 2018 at 09:42PM IBM will acquire Red Hat for $190 per share, in a deal worth approximately $34 billion. Both companies took pains to say the Red Hat ethos and commitment to open source would continue. In Major Acquisition, IBM Will Acquire Open-Source Software Company Red Hat…