IBM Happenings: January – February 2010

IBM LogoAfter thirty-eight years at IBM, it was hard to cut the cord. One of my self-appointed duties as an e-tiree has been to post news clips of things going on at the company. Fortunately, there is a lot going on there! I post what I call “IBM Happenings” more or less once a month. Not sure if I will do this forever but people seem to find it useful. Click a thumbs up or down after the postings to let me know what you think. There is an archive of the news clips since I began posting back in 2004.

List of Announcements for January – February 2010

IBM reports 2009 fourth-quarter and full-year results

IBM announced fourth-quarter 2009 diluted earnings of $3.59 per sharecompared with diluted earnings of $3.27 per share in the fourth quarter of 2008, an increase of 10 percent.

IBM advances Social Everywhere strategy

IBM previewed new enhancements with IBM social collaboration software, IBM Lotus Quickr and IBM Lotus Connections that will help organizations improve efficiency and increase collaboration.

IBM to acquire National Interest Security Company, LLC

IBM has signed a definitive agreement to acquire National Interest Security Company, LLC to further strengthen IBM’s ability to deliver advanced analytics and IT solutions to the public sector.

IBM accelerates cloud computing with LotusLive

IBM announced the expansion of its LotusLive collaboration platform through a new R&D pipeline from IBM Research and plans to open the LotusLive suite to new partners.

IBM unveils resources for software partners

IBM’s new initiative includes new sales and technical resources for IBM Software partners to help jump-start new business opportunities.

IBM closes its acquisition of Lombardi

IBM has closed its acquisition of Lombardi, a leading provider of Business Process Management software and services.

Mayo Clinic, IBM advance early detection of brain aneurysms

The new method uses analytics technology developed by the Mayo and IBM collaboration, Medical Imaging Informatics Innovation Center and has proven a 95 percent accuracy rate in detecting aneurysms.

200 customers switch to IBM from Sun, HP in fourth quarter

IBM announced that more than 200 customers moved critical business workloads to IBM systems and storage from Sun and HP systems in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Severn Trent Water launches transformation program with IBM

Severn Trent Water has begun phase one of a business transformation program aimed at delivering cost savings by increasing the efficiency
of operational processes.

IBM to acquire Initiate Systems

IBM has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Initiate Systems, a market leader in data integrity software for information sharing among healthcare and government organizations.

IBM delivers software for information governance

IBM announced new data protection software, a line of consulting services and previewed information monitoring software to help organizations improve decision making.

IBM, Walt Disney create smarter planet exhibit

IBM unveiled a new experiential exhibit at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort, which invites guests to discover the possibilities of building a smarter planet.

U.S. Air Force taps IBM for cloud project

The U.S. Air Force has awarded IBM a contract to design and demonstrate a secure cloud computing infrastructure capable of supporting defense and intelligence networks.

IBM unveils new POWER7 systems

IBM announced new POWER7 systems designed to manage the most demanding emerging applications, ranging from smart electrical grids to real-time analytics for financial markets.

IBM creates high-efficiency solar cell

IBM has built a solar cell that set a new world record for efficiency and holds potential for enabling solar cell technology to produce more energy at a lower cost.

IBM launches academic cloud

IBM will make key parts of its software portfolio available in a cloud computing environment allowing professors to incorporate technology into their curricula.

IBM software to improve Sacramento’s sewers

IBM is working with two wastewater agencies in Sacramento to help identify and resolve infrastructure problems before they impact the region’s one million residents.

IBM acquires Intelliden Inc.

IBM has acquired Intelliden Inc., a leading provider of intelligent network automation software that enables organizations such as telecommunications companies to configure, manage and scale their networks.

IBM analytics drives revenue for service providers

IBM SPSS predictive analytics software is helping clients gain deeper insights into subscriber preferences which will improve customer retention, call center interactions and marketing campaigns.

U.S. selects IBM to modernize procurement system

The U.S. General Services Administration has awarded IBM a contract to modernize the system that federal agencies and their suppliers use to source equipment, supplies, IT and telecommunications services.

Daehan Steel selects IBM for transformation initiative

IBM has signed an agreement with Daehan Steel Co., Ltd. to embark on the second phase of the company’s enterprise-wide business transformation project.

IBM details integrated service management strategy

IBM announced an enhanced strategy to help clients maximize benefits of virtualization with integrated service management by focusing on four key priorities: consolidation, management, automation and optimized delivery.

IBM X-Force Report reveals rise in phishing threats

The IBM X-Force 2009 Trend and Risk Report shows that existing threats such as phishing and document format vulnerabilities have continued to expand.

IBM helps British Library preserve information

IBM’s new technology prototype, called IBM BigSheets, is helping the British Library archive and preserve massive amounts of Web pages.

IBM researchers analyze data at record speeds

IBM Research unveiled a breakthrough method that reduces the computational complexity, costs, and energy usage for analyzing the quality of massive amounts of data by two orders of  magnitude.

IBM scientists use analytics to break gridlock

IBM researchers are using advanced analytics to develop adaptive traffic systems that will intuitively learn traveler patterns to provide more dynamic route information.

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