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's future: 6 things it needs to thrive

IBM's future: 6 things it needs to thrive

The GlobalFoundries semiconductor factory deal is only part of the recipe for Big Blue's ongoing survival. Here are a few other things that Armonk needs in order to maintain relevancy for the next decade and beyond.

October 20, 2014 by in IBM

Australian Open 2012: photos

Australian Open 2012: photos

Every second tennis players are on the courts at the Australian Open, they are generating new data and information that needs to be catalogued. Tennis Australia brought IBM back on board to handle the massive workload in 2012 and ZDNet Australia went behind the scenes.

January 16, 2012 by in Cloud

TechLines: cloud adaptability

In last month's TechLines: Cloud Control event, panellists discussed how the cloud allows businesses to become more adaptable, innovating faster and ramping up computing needs for a growing (or shrinking) business, yet it also exposes them to technology lock-in.

March 13, 2011 by in Cloud

TechLines Live Stream 2010

On August 12, at noon, ZDNet Australia presented a live broadcast on the future of email. Featuring a panel of local and global communications experts, this discussion delved into the issues and challenges facing email in its current state, and looked at how social media is changing the way we exchange information.

August 11, 2010 by in Collaboration

IBM: Rethinking mobile e-mail

At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Jeff Pierce, manager of Mobile Computer Research at IBM, shows off the company's prototype mobile e-mail client. He also compares different usage patterns for how people use e-mail from their mobile devices and desktops.

May 6, 2010 by in Mobility

IBM Lotus Symphony 1.2

IBM Lotus Symphony 1.2

While the interface of IBM's free office suite is sexy, its hunger for system resources and lack of features mean that 3 is still the best free office suite. Also, watch out for Symphony's lack of OOXML support.

January 26, 2009 by in IBM



IBM's DB2 database adds several powerful new tools in version 9 including native XML support and DB2 Developer Workbench, and offers serious competition to Oracle and Microsoft.

August 31, 2006 by in IBM

Lenovo ThinkPad T60

Lenovo ThinkPad T60

The premium you pay is worth it: the ThinkPad T60 delivers a sturdy design, a complete range of network connectivity, top-shelf performance, long battery life, and just enough ports for the typical business user.

August 10, 2006 by in IBM

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