IBM Happenings: January 2008

IBM LogoThe 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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23272.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23268.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23274.wss

Minor Group signs outsourcing deal

The Minor Group of companies announced a multi-year deal for IT outsourcing and application management services with IBM.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23276.wss

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.”
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23266.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23328.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23280.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23308.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23323.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23281.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23376.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23325.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23366.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23377.wss

IBM signs services deals in emerging markets

IBM announced new services agreements in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Korea and China.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23335.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23379.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23412.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23414.wss

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.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23413.wss

IBM completes acquisition of Cognos

IBM announced it has completed its acquisition of Cognos; IBM acquired Cognos to accelerate its Information on Demand strategy.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23423.wss

IBM signs services agreements in South America

IBM signed three services agreements in South America with Cebrace, Inversura and Santander RIO Bank.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23419.wss

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