IBM Happenings: July 2005

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. The announcements made by the company during the month are below. It was very exciting to be in New York this week for the announcement of IBM’s new Z9 mainframe computing system. As I was looking at it on the stage, I was wondering how many buildings it would have taken in 1967, when I joined IBM, to house an equivalent amount of processing power. The complete index of IBM Happenings (by year and month) is here.

List of Announcements for July 2005

CenterPoint Energy and IBM explore BPL technology

CenterPoint Energy has opened a broadband over power line (BPL) technology center in Houston to examine uses of BPL technology for consumers.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7774.wss

IBM and Zend announce integrated PHP solution

IBM and Zend have announced the availability of Zend Core for IBM, the industry’s first integrated solution designed to help developers deploy database applications and services using PHP.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7778.wss

IBM unveils “Cool Blue” datacenter cooling technology

IBM’s “Cool Blue,” or the IBM eServer Rear Door Heat eXchanger as it is officially termed, can use the existing chilled water supply for air conditioning systems to reduce server heat emissions by up to 55 percent.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7775.wss

DTCC selects IBM to transform billing systems

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, a financial services post-trade infrastructure organization, will use IBM software to help transform its legacy billing systems.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7784.wss

Pillar selects IBM for field service and support

Pillar Data Systems, a provider of enterprise storage systems, announced an agreement with IBM Global Services to provide Pillar customers with field service and logistics support.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7781.wss

New services help small businesses reduce inventory costs

IBM’s Express Services for Inventory Management helps SMBs reduce costs associated with inventory excesses or shortages by automatically predetermining how much inventory to stock.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7776.wss

IBM reports 2005 second-quarter results

IBM announced second-quarter 2005 diluted earnings per common share of $1.14 from continuing operations.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7789.wss

IBM to acquire PureEdge Solutions

IBM will integrate PureEdge e-forms into its portfolio of collaboration technology, including IBM Workplace and Lotus offerings.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7790.wss

IBM announces bid for San Diego County project

IBM will team with Accenture and Science Applications International Corporation for the County of San Diego’s seven-year Information Technology and Telecommunications contract.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7788.wss

Dollar Thrifty Auto Group selects IBM systems

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group has replaced an existing infrastructure with IBM eServer p5 570 systems running the AIX operating system.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7793.wss

IBM sees collaboration driving new systems paradigms

IBM detailed new computing systems, initiatives and a planned collaborative community aimed at helping meet the rising demand by businesses to collaborate with each other more efficiently.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7801.wss

IBM introduces new class of open virtualization

The IBM Virtualization Engine 2.0 platform uses open interfaces, virtualization building blocks and Web services to connect server and storage systems.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7804.wss

IBM to form Blade.org community

The community will focus on accelerating the expansion of solutions for BladeCenter, a design co-developed by IBM and Intel.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7806.wss

IBM unveils System z9 mainframe

The IBM System z9 mainframe includes security and virtualization capabilities that enable it to act as the hub in a new era of collaborative computing.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7803.wss

IBM, NetApp target virtualization and blade solutions

The two companies will exploit their synergies by combining IBM’s storage technologies and NetApp V-Series and FAS storage systems into integrated solutions.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7807.wss

IBM delivers ASC Purple milestone demonstration

ASC Purple, a system to be dedicated to a critical security mission, was demonstrated on time and exceeded performance objectives in a recent milestone test.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7795.wss

IBM expands BladeCenter ecosystem

Several companies, including CipherOptics, Cisco, Nominum, QLogic and SANRAD, will introduce new blades and solutions for IBM eServer BladeCenter.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7805.wss

IBM completes acquisition of Isogon Corporation

IBM has completed its acquisition of Isogon Corporation one month after reaching an agreement to purchase the privately held company.
http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/7811.wss

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