General Electric, which is bulking up its technology unit to focus on the industrial Internet, names a former EMC exec CTO of GE Software. A former IBMer is now VP of software research at GE Software.
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Microsoft and IBM have forged a new alliance bringing more of IBM's enterprise software and services to Azure, and Microsoft's enterprise software to IBM's cloud platforms.
It had to come. Lotus 1-2-3, the spreadsheet that galvanised a generation is at last no more as IBM announces the end of support for the final version of the software.
IBM plans to integrate the businesses of Lighthouse and CrossIdeas with IBM's current IAM offering, with the goal of building out a full suite of identity-focused security software and services.
IBM goes full speed ahead in Gartner's Magic Quadrant report for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances.
The surprise move to bring IBM software running on iPads and iPhones into the hallowed halls of corporatedom will hit some competitors hard. But there's also one big winner.
IBM is giving away US$100 million worth of big data and analytics software to at least 100 universities throughout China, in a bid to help give birth to a new generation of data scientists in the country.
The enterprise software giant said the cloud and on-premises social software drives collaboration and information sharing between internal and external users via file sharing and integrated social collaboration tools.
IBM became the world's third largest security software vendor in 2013, pulling in $1.1bn over the year.
IBM said the feature is unique to Trusteer, its endpoint protection software that guards against advanced malware attacks.
Elastic Storage is based on the technology that enabled Watson to plow through information for the right answers in Jeopardy.
IBM is a work in progress for sure as only the software division delivered any growth. Hardware remains a problem for Big Blue.
Cloud company Salesforce.com makes it into the ranking of the top 10 enterprise software companies for the first time.
It is important to note that even though the report was published in March 2014, the results actually pertain to 2012.
As cloud computing becomes more important to organizations of all sizes, does this mean that the venerable mainframe is on its deathbed? Some suppliers, such as ASG Software Solutions and IBM, think that cloud computing will power the next 50 years of mainframe use.
Success in Software as a Service comes from strong, strategic partnerships with their IT departments, IBM survey also finds.
IBM touted big data visualization as a key differentiator and its technologies such as Project Neo, software that takes raw big data logs and puts them into a graphical interface.
Microsoft is showing the best growth and remains the No. 1 software vendor. Oracle is No. 2 followed by IBM and SAP.
Big data and software defined networking have come far enough that they can be combined with automation to create self-defending network, but no one is ready for the technology yet, according to IBM.
Barclays believes the impact of cloud and Software-as-a-Service will continue shake up next year, but IBM has yet to catch up and move with the times.
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