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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The home of the National Park Service is making the jump to the cloud with help from IBM's SoftLayer unit.
IBM is trying to pave the way for finding more "data-driven" professionals by starting in at the university level now.
A huge IT failure illustrates problems that arise when customer and system integrator do not fulfil their responsibilities and obligations.
On this week's Technolatte podcast, the Australian team discusses IT pros and their workload woes, Queensland's IBM ban, and the first week of the federal election.
The long-term goal is to build a chip with 10 billion neurons and a hundred trillion synapses -- all while only consuming roughly a kilowatt of power and taking up less than two liters in volume.
Big Blue will be banned from entering any new state government contracts in Queensland until it improves its governance and contracting practices.
Accepting that it was partly to blame for the Queensland Health payroll bungle, IBM has said that the state also failed to hold up its end of the deal, and that many of the findings are contrary to evidence presented.
The Queensland government says it will go after current and former public servants who contributed to the state's health payroll disaster.
The alliance, called the OpenPower Consortium, is a move to break into Intel's server chip dominance and provide alternatives to x86-based datacenter gear.
According to reports, IBM is making staff take time off on reduced pay this summer. Is it time to bite the bullet and shift away from hardware?
Startups, with their use of cutting-edge technology, are set to rob the finance sector of the margins it has long enjoyed, according to a research report examining enterprises and the future Australian digital economy.
The updates include three systems based on IBM's Power 7+ architecture and an x86 system dubbed the x222, which is designed for better utilization.
Queensland taxpayers are about to learn if there's any prospect of clawing back money from the state's biggest financial disaster.
Black Hat USA 2013 vendor area included companies such as Veracode, Booz Allen Hamilton and Microsoft, with creative schwag such as Botnets for Breakfast (cereal) and 'hacker' playing cards.
IBM historically doesn't break out its cloud computing revenue, but has targeted sales of $7 billion a year by the end of 2015.