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IBM licenses ARM for networking chips

ARM Holdings has indicated that enterprise networking is a growth market for the company. A licensing deal with IBM and another with Broadcom proves the point.

October 24, 2013

IBM and Samsung announce patent deal

IBM and Samsung have agreed to license their patent portfolios to each other.The cross-licensing deal will give each company access to the other's portfolio, IBM announced on Tuesday night.

February 8, 2011 by

More on Sun vs. IBM: Why destroy SPARC

To really understand why IBM might want to cripple Sun through take-over talks all you need to know is that a Sun 5440 will outperform a P570 by about 2:1 on most business tasks - and costs roughly ten cents on the IBM dollar, inclusive of storage and RDBMS licensing.

March 25, 2009 by

Skype-IBM Lotus SameTime licensing partnership seen as likely

 Colleague and friend Jim Courtney of Skype Journal puts up a long post noting that back in August, IBM's Lotus SameTime division acquired Skype Developer Partner WebDialogs, publisher of the Unyte Plus Skype Extra for desktop and application sharing as an escalation of a voice and/or chat conversation:WebDialogs CEO Lou Guercia and his team at WebDialogs went through many trials and tribulations to make Unyte desktop sharing and other web conferencing products a success.

December 5, 2007 by

Can Google get OIN over the enterprise hump?

Consider the following: You're a big open source shop that spends a lot of time developing Linux code. Now you get a vehicle to cross-license Linux-related patents without all the licensing hubbub from the likes of IBM, Oracle, and Google.

August 7, 2007 by

AMD dominates 4 and 8 socket at Linux World

Cutting sockets while maintaining the same number of CPU cores is extremely valuable in the server market because it can cut your software licensing in half while maintaining the same performance. Microsoft SQL and IBM DB2 (on x86 platform) for example charge their licenses based on the number of CPU sockets and not based on the number of CPU cores. Quad-core computing can cut server hardware costs and software licensing in half but the software savings is far more significant because software often costs 2 to 10 times more than the hardware it's running on.

August 17, 2006 by

Architecture and morality

IBM is orchestrating a new licensing plan for multicore chips and beyond, but its manoeuvres risk leaving users in the dark

July 25, 2006

IBM, EMC team on iSeries storage

EMC and IBM on Wednesday announced another step in their joint technology agreement, which will now include the midrange iSeries server. The licensing agreement will provide EMC with interfaces for storage interoperability and technical support for the iSeries -- IBM's best-selling, midrange workhorse.

March 23, 2006 by

EDS wins AU$58 million Vic outsourcing contract

Global services group EDS has signed a AU$58 million outsourcing agreement with the Victorian government to manage VicRoads' IT infrastructure for five years.The contract, previously held by IBM, includes applications hosting, as well as systems development and maintenance for driver and vehicle registration and licensing.

September 16, 2004 by

Group tweaks tape back-up standard

A consortium of companies supporting a tape back-up standard called Linear Tape Open (LTO) Ultrium has introduced the second generation of its technology. The consortium, made up of IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Seagate, said it will begin licensing the new version of the technology in the first quarter to companies that make tape and tape drives.

December 13, 2001 by

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