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.
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Some of the 750 patents Facebook acquired from IBM were reportedly being licensed by Yahoo. If true, it means Facebook may have a new bargaining chip in its patent battle with Yahoo.
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.
If you've been tracking the licensing and reselling of Oracle's Solaris operating system you can be forgiven for being a tad confused. HP, Dell are in, but IBM looks out.
The concept of software that everyone takes for granted today was designed by an IBM committee at the behest of Washington DC. It's time to move on from packaged software and perpetual licensing.
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.
Nuance Communications, which makes speech recognition software for companies, consumers and telecom carriers, said Thursday that it has inked a licensing and technology pact with IBM. Separately, Warburg Pincus bought $175 million worth of Nuance stock.
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.
With the upcoming launch of SQL Server 2008, Microsoft will focus its massive resources on the issue of licensing, in an attempt to win customers for Oracle and IBM.
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.
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.
IBM is orchestrating a new licensing plan for multicore chips and beyond, but its manoeuvres risk leaving users in the dark
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.
Big Blue says dual-core processors count as single CPU in software licensing--but only for x86 systems, not for IBM Power5-based ones.
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.
If successful, the licensing business could help establish the processor more firmly in the marketplace, boosting it against competitors such as the ARM and MIPS chips.
AllVoice Computing, a U.K.-based maker of voice-recognition software, announced Friday that it had signed a licensing agreement with IBM.
This week Robin Bloor and his team of analysts explain the significance of Cisco's latest numbers, how to approach new Microsoft licences, and the great database battle...
Big Blue will discuss a licensing deal with software maker VMware, which will allow IBM x360 eServer models to run the Windows and Linux operating systems in various combinations.
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.
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