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IBM LogoThe month of July was a hot one for much of the country and also at IBM, with technology and solutions annuncements and acquisitions across the board. Here are the announcements made by the company during the month. The complete index of IBM Happenings by year and month is here.

List of Announcements for July 2004

IBM opens European RFID Testing & Solution Center

The La Gaude RFID Testing & Solution Center will allow European-based companies to test RFID solutions in real customer environments.

IBM delivers new software for service providers

The IBM WebSphere Everyplace Service Delivery family of offerings includes Mobile Portal, Device Management, Subscriber Management, and Telecommunications Application Server offerings.

Boots chooses IBM to empower employees

Boots, the UK’s largest pharmacy and health care chain, has chosen IBM to develop an in-store employee portal to help store managers and staff deliver better customer service.

Touro Infirmary moves ahead with mid-sized mainframe

Touro Infirmary has selected the IBM eServer z890 to power its mission-critical clinical documentation, ordering, results viewing, patient management, and patient accounting applications.

IBM unveils new PartnerWorld Industry Networks

The new PartnerWorld Industry Networks, part of IBM’s $1 billion investment in ISV programs this year, focus on the government and insurance industries.

IBM expands Solutions Builder Express Portfolio

IBM launched five new solution templates and a Jump Start offering to help Business Partners design complete customer solutions, industry-by-industry, on IBM Express middleware. http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7207.wss

METRO Group chooses IBM to deploy RFID

Using IBM’s software to integrate Radio Frequency Identification, METRO Group, the fourth largest retailer, is automating its goods receiving process to help eliminate stock counting errors and avoid out of stock situations.

IBM introduces open client services in Mexico

Using an industry-specific approach that combines business consulting and customized blueprints, IBM enables companies in Mexico to leverage the benefits of Linux.

Dassault, IBM announce new PLM solution

The new PLM solution for electronics Collaborative Systems Engineering for Electronics (CSE-E) shortens time-to-market by facilitating design reuse and reduces the costs and risks associated with a new product launch.

The Lee Company streamlines with IBM PLM

The Lee Company, developer of miniature precision fluid control components, has implemented PLM from IBM to streamline the product development process.

IBM announces second-quarter earnings

IBM announced second-quarter 2004 diluted earnings per common share of $1.16 from continuing operations compared with diluted earnings of $.98 per share in the same period of 2003, an increase of 18 percent.

IBM to acquire Alphablox Corporation

Alphablox software enables customers and business partners to embed analytics into existing business processes; the acquisition further strengthens IBM’s leadership in the business intelligence space.

IBM makes breakthrough in nanoscale imaging

IBM scientists have achieved a breakthrough in nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging; this achievement is a major milestone toward creating a microscope that can make three-dimensional images of molecules with atomic resolution.

IBM introduces new eServer p5 systems

IBM’s new eServer p5 systems, an advanced line of UNIX and Linux servers, use POWER5 microprocessors and Micro-Partitioning to achieve unprecedented computing performance and reduced costs.

IBM adds e-mail messaging to Express portfolio

IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express gives mid-size customers e-mail, group scheduling, discussion forum and document library capabilities at an affordable price.

Japanese company to track medical waste using RFID

Kureha Environmental Engineering Co. Ltd., in collaboration with IBM’s RFID Solution Center in Yamato, will begin verification tests on the traceability of medical waste using RFID tags.

Sweden selects IBM on demand solution

IBM Business Consulting Services has been awarded a contract by the Swedish Road Administration to help them build, integrate, implement and run their new congestion charging system in the City of Stockholm.

IBM bolsters Software Development Platform

The IBM Software Development Platform’s new capabilities will provide developers and ISVs with a more cost effective way to build on demand software applications.

IBM helps adoption of new bar code standard

The new offerings, part of IBM’s Legacy Transformation Services for Retailers, are designed to help retailers meet the Jan. 1, 2005 deadline — when new bar code standards take affect.

Petrobras selects IBM BladeCenter to speed oil exploration

Petrobras has chosen a Linux-based Grid comprised of IBM eServer BladeCenter systems to speed deep-sea oil exploration in the state of Espirito Santo.

The Principal deploys disaster recovery solution

The Principal Financial Group deployed IBM’s Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex and Extended Remote Copy advanced software solutions.

IBM announces flexible pricing for i5 systems

The new options provide outstanding value for clients deploying new workloads on IBM i5/OS and maximum choice for those clients who want to mix and match multiple operating systems.

Defra selects IBM for transformation services

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and IBM announced a seven-year agreement for IBM to provide IT and business change services.

MicroStrategy, IBM deliver Business Intelligence solution

IBM and MicroStrategy are providing a bundled data warehouse solution that includes the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform with IBM’s DB2 Universal Database Data Warehouse Standard Edition.

IBM to acquire Cyanea

Cyanea’s software allows business applications operating across mainframe and distributed computing environments to run faster and with less downtime.

Department of Defense selects IBM supercomputer

The Department of Defense has selected new high-performance computing systems from IBM for deployment at the Naval Oceanographic Office Major Shared Resource Center.

Orange selects IBM software for single sign-on

Orange has selected IBM software and services to give its mobile phone customers single sign-on access to mobile services and Web sites.

IBM, Siemens to deliver medical imaging management systems

The IBM-Siemens relationship addresses management of the rapidly growing volume of digital medical images produced by radiological examinations around the world.