The month of January was a busy one at IBM. The month was filled with a slew of announcements in hardware, software, services, acquisitions, and strategic alliances. I was particularly pleased to see the continued collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. They jointly established an imaging center aimed at advancing medical imaging technologies to improve the quality of patient care.
The list of announcements made by IBM during the month is below, and the complete Index of IBM Happenings (by year and month) is here.
List of Announcements for January 2008
IBM helps retailers speed strategies to market
IBM’s Retail Integration Framework is an enterprise software architecture designed to help retailers accelerate the implementation of new customer-focused strategies.
Mayo Clinic, IBM establish imaging center
The Medical Imaging Informatics Innovation Center is a collaborative research facility aimed at advancing medical imaging technologies to improve the quality of patient care.
IBM, METRO Group improve efficiency with RFID
IBM and METRO Group have implemented RFID technology to improve the availability of products, enhance shopping experience, and boost supply chain performance.
Minor Group signs outsourcing deal
The Minor Group of companies announced a multi-year deal for IT outsourcing and application management services with IBM.
IBM, Toyota Tsusho partner on recycling system
IBM will help create, operate and maintain Toyota Tsusho Corporation’s new “Waste Disposal and Resource Recycling System.”
IBM reports 2007 fourth-quarter and full-year results
IBM announced fourth-quarter 2007 diluted earnings of $2.80 per share from continuing operations compared with diluted earnings of $2.26 per share in the fourth quarter of 2006, an increase of 24 percent as reported.
Corporations go public with eco-friendly patents
Leading members of the corporate community have come together in a first-of-its-kind effort to help the environment, unleashing dozens of innovative, environmentally-responsible patents to the public domain.
IBM innovations enhance collaboration
IBM’s Jazz.net, an open, commercial community designed to help companies collaborate on the development of Jazz-based technology, is now open to the greater software development community.
Standard Bank signs services agreement
Standard Bank’s Argentine branch signed a technology services agreement with IBM which includes hosting, operation and recovery services as well as hardware provision to help the bank update its technology processes.
Apartments.com selects IBM software
Apartments.com has selected IBM information integration software to support its rapid business growth and meet demand for accurate and comprehensive listing information.
IBM acquires AptSoft
IBM is expanding its business event processing software portfolio by acquiring AptSoft Corporation, a privately-held software company based in Burlington, Massachusetts.
IBM to acquire Net Integration Technologies Inc.
IBM has reached an agreement to acquire Net Integration Technologies Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based, privately held company that offers a complete business server software solution for small businesses.
IBM reveals the Lotus collaboration software roadmap
At Lotusphere, IBM revealed a roadmap of innovations, products and services designed to make IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino software the desktop of the future.
IBM signs services deals in Australia
IBM announced three new agreements with National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and the Queensland State Government of Australia.
IBM signs services deals in emerging markets
IBM announced new services agreements in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Korea and China.
IBM introduces PowerVM Express
IBM’s new virtualization platform, PowerVM Express, enables customers to manage their IT costs, drive maximum energy efficiency and increase resource utilization.
IBM releases Master Data Management software
IBM announced the availability of the IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Server, new software that allows businesses to centrally manage customer, product, and account data for use enterprise-wide.
IBM launches Work Area Recovery Center in India
The center in Navi Mumbai, India, helps clients minimize the effects of workplace disruptions to the productivity of their workforce.
IBM, NFL bring Super Bowl records to the world
The NFL is working with IBM as its technology partner to develop the NFL Media portal to help media access the information they need most when they need it.
IBM completes acquisition of Cognos
IBM announced it has completed its acquisition of Cognos; IBM acquired Cognos to accelerate its Information on Demand strategy.
IBM signs services agreements in South America
IBM signed three services agreements in South America with Cebrace, Inversura and Santander RIO Bank.