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IBM LogoThe month of February at IBM was filled with a slew of announcements in hardware, software, services, acquisitions, and corporate initiatives. I was particularly pleased to see IBM introduce Jam Consulting Service. The new service will help drive innovation by initiating dynamic new forms of collaboration among employees, stakeholders, customers, and partners for many companies. 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 February 2007

IBM supercharges mainframe virtualization

IBM’s z/VM version 5.3 can now host the largest number of virtual images on a single hypervisor, allowing customers to further optimize and consolidate their infrastructures.

Amdocs, IBM form global alliance

Amdocs and IBM announced a global alliance to address the next-generation networks transformation needs of service providers in the telecommunications industry.

Sparkassen Informatik, IBM extend partnership

IBM and Sparkassen Informatik GmbH have agreed to extend their existing IT partnership which covers hardware, software infrastructure and services.

IBM provides free preview of QEDWiki

IBM is providing users with a free preview of its enterprise mashup technology, QEDWiki, to allow them to evaluate the technology in real business situations.

Hall of fame inducts IBM pioneers

The National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation will induct two IBM inventors who developed the first commercial hard-disk drive system more than a half century ago.

Caixanova selects IBM services

Caixanova and IBM announced details of a 10-year, 70 million euro information technology services agreement that will optimize the savings bank’s IT platform.

IBM announces FileNet P8 4.0

IBM FileNet P8 4.0 offers more than 75 enhancements and new capabilities developed to help companies make business-critical, cost-effective decisions.

IBM unveils web-tier consolidation solutions

IBM’s new 1.8 GHz IBM System p5 560Q (16-core) is the most powerful member of a new family of three web-tier consolidation solutions.

IBM introduces TS3400 Tape Library

IBM’s System Storage TS3400 Tape Library brings IBM System Storage TS1120 Tape Drive performance and encryption capabilities to a broader range of tape customers.

IBM completes acquisition of Vallent

IBM has completed its acquisition of Vallent Corporation. Vallent’s operations will be integrated into the IBM Software Group’s Tivoli Software unit.

IBM, AMD and Novell team on Linux offering

IBM is teaming with AMD and Novell to create an integrated Linux offering built around IBM’s next generation Informix Dynamic Server IDS data server.

Dagrofa signs 10-year services agreement

Dagrofa announced a 50 million Euro, 10-year strategic agreement for IBM to manage Nord Data’s IT infrastructure and applications.

IBM reveals new eDRAM technology

IBM revealed a first-of-its-kind, on-chip memory technology that features the fastest access times ever recorded in eDRAM (embedded dynamic random access memory).

IBM completes acquisition of Softek

IBM has completed its acquisition of Softek Storage Solutions Corporation; Softek will become part of the Storage and Data Services business unit in IBM Global Technology Services.

IBM brings Google Gadgets to portal users

By integrating Google Gadgets into WebSphere Portal, IBM is adding to the thousands of role-based business-centric portlets already offered.

IBM introduces Jam Consulting Service

The new Jam Consulting Service will help drive innovation by initiating dynamic new forms of collaboration among employees, stakeholders, customers, partners and others.

IBM report examines new and traditional media

The report, “Navigating the Media Divide” offers a list of actions that media companies can take to navigate the conflict threatening content owners and media distributors.

IBM wins RFID pilot project

Schiff Nutrition International selected IBM for a new Radio Frequency Identification pilot to better anticipate current and future customer needs and improve efficiency.