IBM Happenings: June 2007

IBM LogoThe month of June at IBM was filled with a slew of announcements in hardware, software, services, acquisitions, and strategic alliances. One of the biggies is that IBM has allocated $1 billion for green technology. Called “Project Big Green,” IBM’s initiative targets corporate data centers where energy constraints and costs can limit their ability to grow. 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 June 2007

IBM to acquire Watchfire

IBM has entered into an agreement to acquire Watchfire Corporation. Watchfire technology will extend IBM’s governance and risk management strategy.
The acquisition was discussed during a teleconference on June 6. Details are available at:

NASA selects IBM system

The IBM System p575+ supercomputer will augment the agency’s existing “Columbia” system at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility at the Ames Research Center.

IBM, Lehman Brothers invest in Kingdee

IBM and Lehman Brothers announced investments in Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited; IBM and Kingdee International announced a global alliance.

Avianca signs $12-million services deal

Colombian airline Avianca has chosen IBM to operate and manage its information technology, in a deal valued at $12 million.

Los Angeles chooses IBM DB2 9 Viper

The City of Los Angeles has selected the DB2 9 Viper data server to increase performance and lower costs of running the city’s geographic information system.

IBM, India Tax Authority sign services agreement

India’s Central Board of Direct Taxes and IBM announced a US$45 million, 5-year services agreement to modernize CBDT’s IT Infrastructure.

IBM to acquire Telelogic

Telelogic is a leading provider of software development solutions primarily in the aerospace and defense, telecommunications and automotive industries.
The acquisition was discussed during a teleconference on June 11. Details are available at:

IBM unveils the IBM BladeCenter S

IBM’s new BladeCenter “S” is designed to help smaller firms simplify the management of technology needed to operate a small business in a single system.
The new systems was discussed during a teleconference on June 13. Details are available at:

IBM introduces new Informix Dynamic Server

IBM’s Informix Dynamic Server 11 is a next-generation data server that brings continuous availability and disaster recovery capabilities to global data centers.
The new software was discussed during a teleconference on June 7. Details are available at:

IBM announces vision for development

IBM announced its vision for community-driven development and introduced new software to help clients drive greater visibility and collaboration in software delivery projects.

Nortel, IBM to deliver unified communications

Nortel and IBM unveiled plans to deliver a simple and cost-effective solution for businesses that simplify the move to IP telephony and unified communications.

Airport selects IBM to modernize business processes

IBM Global Business Services will implement an ERP system at Indira Gandhi International Airport to integrate and modernize the airport’s business processes.

IBM announces social software

Featuring five Web 2.0-based components — activities, communities, bookmarking, profiles and blogs — Lotus Connections connect people based on business needs.

IBM initiative moves Web 2.0 to center stage

IBM’s “Web 2.0 Goes to Work” is an initiative to help organizations bring the value of Web 2.0 into the enterprise in a security-rich, reliable way.

IBM Survey: role of CIO is changing

According to IBM’s study, the role of the CIO is evolving beyond just technology and computing support to strategy creation and business transformation.

IBM software reduces data center complexity

IBM Systems Director Virtualization Manager allows customers to simplify virtualization management tasks such as identifying potential outage issues or shifting computing resources.

Sweden adopts IBM road charging solution

After a seven-month trial, the Swedish National Parliament today voted to adopt the road charging system trialed by IBM and the Swedish Road Administration in Stockholm last year.

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