With Trusteer's portfolio and staff under its belt, IBM is forming a cybersecurity lab focused on mobile and application security, counter-fraud and malware detection.
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IBM has announced the closure of a deal to acquire virtualization management technology firm CSL International.
IBM continues to build on top of its Kenexa acquisition with new analytics services designed for building better workforces.
Forrester’s Glenn O’Donnell sheds light on the IBM-UrbanCode deal and what it means for the future trajectory of the DevOps movement.
Star Analytics will be bundled in with IBM's Financial Performance Management unit as part of efforts to generate long-term revenue of $20 billion by 2015.
IBM is close to the midway point in its acquisition road map to round out the resources needed to make its software solutions group "smarter."
IBM is putting its acquisition of Kenexa to the test with the introduction of new cloud and software services for its social business unit.
The acquisition of London-based Green Hat will allow IBM to offer cloud tools for stress-testing applications without the need to set up complex hardware environments
IBM is augmenting its "Smarter Computing" products and services with the acquisition of Platform Computing, a long-time player in high performance computing, clusters, grids and their cloud computing counterparts.
Is HP on the brink of its IBM moment? Does the Autonomy acquisition add genuine long term value or is it little more than an ill conceived attempt at putting a finger in an otherwise overflowing dyke?
Dell is broadening its portfolio as part of its bid to join Cisco, HP, and IBM et al as a major supplier of a top-to-bottom (or end-to-end as Cisco calls it) supplier to the datacentre, with the acquisition of Force10 Networks, a datacentre switch vendor.After Dell's acquisition of Perot Data Systems in 2009, which brought consultancy services, this move upmarket started in February 2010 with the acquisition of Kace, a small manufacturer of systems management boxes.
It has begun: The strategic consolidation of the energy and carbon management software category got its first high-profile example this week in the form of IBM's proposed acquisition of Las Vegas-based TRIRIGA.With literally dozens if not hundreds of smaller software developers innovating in this burgeoning applications category, it is not surprising that IBM is staking its claim early -- especially to supplement its aspirations in the smart building sector.
Fortinet isn't in acquisition talks with IBM and is "focused on building a strong independent company."
IBM will roll out a new installment of data breach and fraud protection software acquired via the 2009 acquisition of Guardium.
IBM continues its $20bn spending spree with the acquisition of marketing automation software maker Unica, after opening its wallet for other analytics vendors
Hewlett-Packard is the PC leader and has a wide range of business ranging from printing to software to enterprise servers. HP also is a major services player via the acquisition of EDS. HP's primary rival is IBM and CEO Mark Hurd aims to sell customers an entire stack of hardware, software and services. To Hurd, scale and efficiency is everything.
NetSuite and IBM have announced a partnership that sees NetSuite now having the ability to connect to on-premise solutions via IBM's recent Cast Iron acquisition. The obvious target is SAP.
IBM needs to make sure the core value of integration, a mainstay of its WebSphere brands, does not slide up and out of the enterprises data center and then become controlled then by the likes of cloud leaders Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Salesforce.com. I guess we can think of Cast Iron as a way to bring WebSphere to cloud integrations.
IBM and HP are in a duel to be the favored enterprise server provider, but there are many other players to keep things interesting. For instance, Dell is a solid No. 3 and Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems should keep the server market interesting. Cisco also aims to be a server player. A recent trend: Creating application optimized servers.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has remade the company via acquisitions. Oracle has acquired a bevy of companies such as Siebel Systems, PeopleSoft, BEA Systems and others to become a significant applications player. Meanwhile, Oracle remains the database leader and displays strength in middleware. Oracle's next frontier: Hardware. The acquisition of Sun Microsystems could position Oracle as "T.J. Watson's IBM" or be a big headache.
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