IBM's retooling to become focused on software and services is legendary. The company is an outsourcing and services leader and has placed its bet on analytics for the near future. IBM's software assets focus on everything from business intelligence to analytics to collaboration to middleware and open source development. On the hardware side of the house, IBM is a mainframe and server leader. Big Blue also has a large research unit and is the patent leader.

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IBM ends Pulse 2011 with a bang: photos

After four long days of meetings, presentations, expos and skills sessions, IBM's annual Pulse conference came to a close with a bang, as the technology giant put on a 1960s-style dance night for delegates.

March 4, 2011 by Luke Hopewell


IBM Pulse lights up Las Vegas: photos

IBM's annual Pulse conference kicked off in Las Vegas this week, with thousands of delegates from all over the world coming together to work on building smarter infrastructure.

March 1, 2011 by Luke Hopewell


Cracking Open the IBM PC Jr.

The PC Jr. was IBM's attempt to tap into the budding home personal computer market of 1983. While the PC Jr. had many positives with regard to the general home user, it also had several limitations that doomed it in the marketplace. I bought my PC Jr. in 1985 from my older brother who never quite figured out what to do with it. Feeling nostalgic, I decided to Crack Open the IBM PC Jr. to see what was actually in the case.

March 1, 2011 by Mark Kaelin


TechLines: Cloud Control: photos

Yesterday we held our TechLines event on cloud computing, discussing the ins and outs of the cloud — is it just a fad, or is it a shift to public infrastructure that is as inevitable as night falling?

February 17, 2011 by Suzanne Tindal


Vic Uni's mean green machines: photos

After Victoria University opened its datacentre in Sunshine, Victoria in 2009, it has been progressively migrating its infrastructure services over from its old, inefficient centre in Footscray to the new site, and plans to ramp up the migration over the next six months.

January 23, 2011 by Luke Hopewell


Aussie Open serves up ace tech: photos

The Australian Open kicked off in Melbourne yesterday, this year with more technology than ever. ZDNet Australia went behind the scenes to bring you all the action.

January 17, 2011 by Luke Hopewell


IBM CityOne game builds a smarter planet

IBM's CityOne is a serious Sim City-like game that tries to show customers, partners, and students how smarter tech decisions can solve business, environmental, economic, and energy problems.

October 27, 2010 by Andy Smith


IBM's smart city game: pictures

Ever played the classic build 'em up, knock 'em down game Sim City? Wondering how smart technology implementations really affect a city? Then you'll love IBM's new business toy.

October 5, 2010 by Luke Hopewell


Is email dead? TechLines debate pics

Yesterday those passionate about information technology gathered to listen to a debate about the future of email, with a panelist consisting of IBM and Research In Motion executives, as well as a futurologist and an anthropologist.

August 13, 2010 by Suzanne Tindal


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