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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Lenovo has agreed to acquire IBM's low-end server business for $2.3bn in a move that will see 7,500 Big Blue staff move to the Chinese company.
IBM's challenge: Its new businesses aren't growing fast enough to offset struggling units such as the hardware division.
It was tiny, almost toy-like. And yet what it would unleash on the world would be no less than a revolution in personal computing.
Those IBM-Lenovo server talks are on again. Can these two agree on a price this time around?
What would you do with 12TB of server main memory? IBM will let you find out with their new eXFlash DIMM.
IBM is resuming attempts to sell its low-end server business after a deal fell flat last year.
Following huge investments in SoftLayer, IBM is ramping up cloud efforts by creating up to 15 new cloud-based data centers worldwide.
Big Blue's so called X6 Architecture is designed to boost performance of x86 servers so they can better handle workloads such as big data analytics. virtualization and enterprise resource planning.
Google and Apple crack the top 20 in patents and the search giant has a slight edge in patents awarded.
IBM's Watson Business Group has launched and the plan is to take cognitive computing mainstream. How much patience will IBM get as Watson exits startup mode and goes commercial?
Singapore bank will invest S$15 million in the IBM cognitive computing technology, targeted for rollout by year-end, to improve customer interaction, becoming the region's first Watson customer.
IBM's CEO expects the Jeopardy!-winning cognitive computing system to be start making some serious cash inside of a decade.
A breakdown within its servers and software applications brought down the website of major Australian retailer Myer during the Christmas period.
Aspera's technology is called fasp and cuts through bottlenecks in broadband networks.
Amazon Web Services is ramping its cloud efforts in China, but IBM is looking to leverage years of partnerships and distribution to defend its turf.