The month of December was a busy one at IBM. The month was filled with a slew of announcements in hardware, software, services, acquisitions, and strategic alliances. The announcements made by the company during the month are below. The complete index of IBM Happenings (by year and month) is here.
List of Announcements for December 2007
- IBM to acquire Arsenal Digital Solutions
IBM announced a definitive agreement to acquire Arsenal Digital Solutions; upon completion of the acquisition, Arsenal will become part of the BCRS business unit.
- OpenSolaris runs on IBM mainframe
IBM, Sun Microsystems and Sine Nomine Associates showcased a milestone demonstration, showing the OpenSolaris code base running on an IBM mainframe.
- IBM to increase investment in sub-Saharan Africa
IBM announced a series of investments in sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate the development of new markets, crucial ICT skills and new jobs.
- IBM, CARE to advance microfinance in Africa
IBM and CARE will enable microfinance institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to lower the costs of providing financial services to previously unbanked populations.
- IBM donates Blue Gene/P Supercomputer
IBM will donate a 14-teraflop Blue Gene/P system to the Meraka Institute in an effort to spark scientific and socio-economic progress in Africa.
- IBM to acquire Solid Information Technology
The acquisition adds real-time data access capabilities to IBM’s broad portfolio of database and information management offerings.
- IBM report highlights citizenship in the 21st century
IBM issued its 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report titled "Global Citizenship," presenting the results of the company’s innovative societal partnerships and its strategy.
- IBM reveals five life-changing innovations
IBM’s second annual "IBM Next Five in Five" is a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years.
- IBM helps businesses visualize social networks
IBM Atlas for Lotus Connections helps organizations maximize their investment in social software by identifying key experts and how they are connected.
- Cajasol signs 42.3 million euro agreement
Cajasol has signed a four-year, 42.3 million euro contract with IBM that will help the savings bank to reach the business goals and achieve its growth objectives.
- IBM acquires XIV
IBM has acquired XIV, a privately held storage technology company based in Tel Aviv. XIV, its technologies and employees, will become part of the IBM System Storage business unit.
- IBM introduces free e-mail search software
IBM unveiled powerful smart search software to help people find information in a personal e-mail database by identifying the most relevant information in a search query.
- Genesys, IBM expand partnership in China
Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories and announced a significant expansion of their global Strategic Alliance for Contact Center Solutions to co-develop, implement and sell a new collaborative solution in China.