The month of December at IBM was filled with a slew of announcements in hardware, software, services, acquisitions, and corporate initiatives. I was particularly interested to see that IBM and Circuit City Stores, Inc. are exploring how to apply virtual worlds and 3-D environments to retail business models.The result could lead to new growth areas. The announcements made by the company during the month are below, and the complete Index of IBM Happenings (by year and month) is here.
List of Announcements for December 2006
IBM, Yahoo! unveil free enterprise search software
IBM extends PLM with SOA
IBM, universities announce open source program
Danish Tax Authority signs services agreement
New memory chip technology demonstrated
Hospital selects IBM outsourcing services
IBM, Siemens win German military contract
IBM demonstrates optical device
IBM wins design awards
Dansk Supermarked signs 3-year contract
Chicago Transit selects IBM for security pilot
IBM, Circuit City to explore virtual worlds
and 3-D environments to retail business models.