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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Big Blue says the neurosynaptic computer chip will open new computing possibilities for cloud, mobile and distributed sensor applications.
For Big Blue, the effort, dubbed IBM Global Business Services Online, gives it a shot to add new clients and ultimately up sell them to larger engagements.
IBM's Watson employs artificial intelligence to help with high-level decisions. Very high-level decisions.
So keen was IBM to get rid of its failing chip-manufacturing business that it was willing to pay handsomely for Globalfoundries to take it — but not at any price.
A new book by Robert X Cringely raises an intriguing question about IBM today: are we witnessing the end of the American IT icon?
If you use a PC it's almost impossible to avoid using an office suite of some sorts. And most of your PC-life has been spent using either OpenOffice or Microsoft Office. But did you know there are...
IBM launched a Talent Management and Change consulting unit as it aims to court more chief HR officers.
While most industry watchers looked at iOS mobile sales figures revealed in the company's recent Q3 earnings call, Apple executives appeared to be pitching a Mac story. And an interesting one.
IBM's latest analytics software packages derive from the social HR services Kenexa team, which Big Blue acquired for $1.3 billion in 2012.
IBM is adding more troops for its assault on the enterprise security market - this time with an Italian vendor giving it tools to handle segregation of duties.
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty highlighted both executives' experience in "running information-intensive global enterprises."
The deal between Apple and IBM is based on the idea that IBM can still make a significant impact on the IT market. However, IBM's power has been diminishing for decades, and it's far from certain that CEO Virginia Rometty can reverse the company's decline.
IBM and Apple have combined forces to bring you the next phase of computing: Personalized Computing Intelligence. This is, of course, speculation on my part, but it makes more sense than anything else I've read on the subject.
IBM and GlobalFoundries' plan to merge their chip businesses has reportedly fallen through.
Apple's third-quarter earnings were a splattering of hits and misses. What's coming up for the second half of the year is slated to be the most exciting.