IBM Happenings: August 2005

IBM LogoThe month of August is slow in some parts of the world but for IBM, it was anything but slow. The announcements made by the company during the month are listed below and the complete index of IBM Happenings (by year and month) is here.

List of Announcements for August 2005

IBM to acquire DWL

DWL is a leading provider of customer data integration middleware which helps companies provide a single integrated view of prospect and customer information.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7814.wss

IBM, NetApp deliver offerings for SMB

The first product resulting from the alliance between IBM and Network Appliance, the IBM TotalStorage N3700, offers an economical and robust NAS solution for small and medium businesses.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7813.wss

IBM Security report sees increase in customized attacks

Virus-laden emails and criminal-driven security attacks increased by 50 percent in the first half of 2005 – underscored by a significant rise in ‘customized’ attacks on specific industries.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7815.wss

IBM WebSphere Portal brings SOA integration to new markets

The latest version of WebSphere Portal is now available for the IBM eServer zSeries and iSeries platforms, as well as the new IBM System z9.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7816.wss

IBM outlines industry-centric Linux strategy

IBM’s Linux strategy builds line-of-business solutions around customer challenges rather than following the standard vendor-led, product-led approach.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7828.wss

IBM launches Grid and Grow offering

Grid and Grow helps companies with compute-intensive applications get started with Grid computing and expand to more robust Grid implementations as their needs grow.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7825.wss

IBM announces new SiGe technology

IBM’s fourth generation silicon germanium foundry technology, named 8HP — has over 2X performance of the previous generation.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7819.wss

IBM to open source UIMA

IBM’s Unstructured Information Management Architecture provides an open software framework for adding unstructured information analytics to any application.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7822.wss

IBM enhances enterprise search

UIMA compliant text analytic components can use the new IBM WebSphere Information Integrator OmniFind Edition to mine text to find hidden knowledge and extract useful business information.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7823.wss

IBM contributes accessibility code to FireFox

IBM is contributing software to the Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox Web browser to make it easier for users with visual and motor impairments to navigate the Web.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7839.wss

IBM donates software to the Genographic Project

IBM is deploying customized data gathering software technologies for the Genographic Project, a five year study in partnership with the National Geographic Society.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7840.wss

IBM solution streamlines data warehousing

The IBM Data Warehousing Balanced Configuration Unit solution combines servers, storage and software in a single fully-integrated package.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7841.wss

New software simplifies integration tasks

IBM’s WebSphere DataStage TX version 8.0 helps organizations support strategic initiatives such as data management, business intelligence and regulatory compliance.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7842.wss

IBM, Sony Group, Toshiba unveil Cell details

The key documents describe technical details of the Cell Broadband Engine architecture allowing interested parties to evaluate and utilize Cell technology.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7853.wss

IBM named top vendor by its Partners

IBM was awarded five VARBusiness Annual Report Card Company of the Year Awards covering six product groups, leading all technology vendors.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7847.wss

IBM forms Venture Capital Advisory Council

The new council will work with IBM to accelerate innovation around the deployment of open standards based solutions, particularly in emerging markets.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7845.wss

IBM, SHARE create new mainframe community

IBM and SHARE plan to make resources available to IT students and young professionals who wish to strengthen their career paths on the mainframe.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7843.wss

IBM unveils new X3 Architecture-based server

IBM introduced the IBM xSeries 260, a high performance four-processor server designed for remote office locations or storage-intensive applications.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7849.wss

IBM debuts dual-core Intel-based workstation

The IBM IntelliStation M Pro 6218, a workstation utilizing a dual-core Intel processor, was built from the ground up with server design teams.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7851.wss

IBM brings US Open action to fans

IBM is using breakthrough technology to provide tennis enthusiasts a virtual “center court” experience at this year’s US Open Tennis Championships in New York.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7862.wss

IBM signs services contract with ABN AMRO

The contract, worth about EURO 1.5 billion over 5 years, supports ABN AMRO operations worldwide and represents the most extensive rollout of IBM’s data center automation technology.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7866.wss

IBM offers early warning for auto industry

The IBM Quality Insight Solution for automotive allows automakers to collect and analyze large quantities of data to better identify trends and manage warranty coverage.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7859.wss

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