IBM Happenings: July 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 July 2010

IBM to acquire BigFix

The acquisition accelerates IBM’s efforts to help organizations secure the enterprise by managing and automating security and compliance updates on thousands of computers globally.

IBM unveils Global Commuter Pain study

IBM surveyed 8,192 motorists in 20 cities on six continents, the majority of whom say that traffic has gotten worse in the past three years.

Roche, IBM to develop DNA sequencing technology

Roche and IBM announced an agreement to develop a nanopore-based technology that will directly read and sequence human DNA quickly and efficiently.

Comepay selects IBM System z10

Comepay, a leading provider of self-service payment kiosks in Russia, has selected an IBM System z10 mainframe to run its core business operations.

IBM launches Berlitz’s Language Services intranet

IBM announced Berlitz International Inc.’s ambitious project to use social software and social analytics to improve the career development and satisfaction of its employees.

IBM opens cloud center in Ehningen, Germany

The new facility will host a range of technology platforms and optimized service delivery processes, enabling its clients to harness the potential offered by cloud computing.

IBM bolsters research to improve healthcare

IBM will enlist some of the company’s leading scientists and technologists to help medical practitioners and insurance companies provide high-quality, evidence-based care to patients.

IBM introduces new security appliance

The new IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System helps organizations take a more holistic approach to security, eliminating the need for multiple point solutions.

IBM, People’s Hospital build patient-centric care system

IBM and Peking University People’s Hospital have built an evidence-based patient centric care system to enable resource sharing among medical services providers for improved patient care.

IBM announces open beta program for AIX 7

AIX 7 builds on the capabilities of previous releases of AIX and can fully exploit the performance and energy management capabilities of the new POWER7 servers.

IBM reports 2010 second-quarter results

IBM announced second-quarter 2010 diluted earnings of $2.61 per share compared with diluted earnings of $2.32 per share in the second quarter of 2009, an increase of 13 percent.

IBM unveils zEnterprise System

IBM announced the zEnterprise mainframe server and a new systems design that allows workloads on mainframe, POWER7 and System x servers to share resources and be managed as a single, virtualized system.

Memphis reduces crime with IBM predictive analytics

The Memphis Police Department has enhanced its crime fighting techniques with IBM predictive analytics software and reduced serious crime by more than 30 percent.

Sun World transforms produce business with IBM

Sun World International LLC is harnessing IBM analytics technology to improve crop yields, reduce waste and expand its customer base, while providing more cost effective and energy-efficient harvesting practices.

IBM acquires storage company Storwize

Storwize provides real-time data compression technology to help clients reduce physical storage requirements by up to 80%.

We discussed the acquisition during a teleconference on July 29. Details are available at:

IBM opens cloud computing center in Poland

IBM Poland and the Wroclaw University of Technology announced an agreement to establish the first university cloud computing center in Poland.

IBM, Carnegie Mellon to create Smarter Infrastructure Lab

The IBM Smarter Infrastructure Lab at Carnegie Mellon University will develop technologies that are consistent with IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative.

IBM, Tridium to develop energy-efficient building systems

IBM plans to work with Tridium, Inc. to develop new technology and solutions that will allow companies to maximize efficiency of their new and existing buildings and facilities.

IBM, UPMC to make ‘smart’ patient rooms

IBM and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are teaming up to bring “smarter” hospital rooms to patients nationwide.

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