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IBM LogoHere are the IBM announcements for February. It was a busy month for the company. The complete Index of IBM Happenings (by year and month) is here.

List of Announcements for February 2005

IBM launches new financing program

IBM Financing Advantage is a new program for IBM Business Partners that makes IT financing simpler and faster for their SMB clients.

New faculty awards to support research

IBM’s new faculty awards will support university researchers focused on specific areas of innovation including Eclipse and Linux on POWER.

German Railways moves to Linux

Deutsche Bahn has completed the migration of their Lotus Notes system to an IBM server running Linux.

IBM to wire S.F. State University

IBM will upgrade the University’s communication technologies, bringing unified e-mail, calendaring, and Web conferencing to students and faculty.

IBM, Sony, and Toshiba disclose Cell chip details

Cell’s multi-core architecture and ultra high-speed communications capabilities deliver vastly improved, real-time response for entertainment and rich media applications.

IBM announces entry-level UNIX POWER5 server

The compact p5-510 can leverage IBM Virtualization Engine technology and Micro-Partitioning capabilities.

IBM announces Beacon Award winners

IBM announced the winners of its annual PartnerWorld Beacon Awards competition, honoring IBM Business Partners for their achievements.

IBM introduces Grid Accelerated Design Service

IBM’s Grid Accelerated Design Service is designed to help enterprise clients implement more productive Grid solutions.

IBM to manage data center for MTA

IBM will supply computing power to New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority as part of a $65 million technology services contract.

IBM expands company-wide SMB initiative

IBM will invest $300 million in new programs to help Business Partners increase revenue in the SMB technology services marketplace.

AT&T, IBM deliver internet-ready collaboration solution

IBM Workplace Services Express with AT&T Managed Internet Service delivers a collaboration solution with high-speed Internet access.

IBM automates systems management solution for zSeries

The Tivoli OMEGAMON software suite allows organizations to proactively detect, isolate and repair application performance problems.

IBM, Dassault Systèmes announce aerospace solution

Aerospace Supplier Collaboration (ASC) enables companies to better control the processes common to suppliers in the aerospace industry.

IBM delivers storage systems with POWER5 technology

The IBM TotalStorage DS8000 Series delivers the next generation of high-performance, high-capacity external disk storage solutions.

IBM expands iSeries Partner Program

IBM will increase its investments to engage partners developing software applications and tools for the eServer iSeries platform.

IBM helps drive open source development

IBM has contributed more than 30 open source projects to SourceForge.net and launched new online skills-building programs.