Thanks to Michael in Alameda, California for noticing that the June "IBM Happenings" had not been posted. A definite oops. The posting was ready to go a month ago but never got going. I’ll blame it on summer books. The month started out with the Business Partner Leadership Conference in Los Angeles and then was filled with a slew of announcements in hardware, software, services, acquisitions, and strategic alliances. The list of announcements made during the month is below.
One of the most interesting things IBM did in June was to release a Global CEO Study. Being the largest information technology solutions provider in the world, it is imperative for IBM to have a keen understanding of the priorities of the top management of it’s clients. The idea is to stay ahead of the curve and have the skills and resources in place to meet upcoming demand. IBM sent senior people to interview 1,130 CEO’s from 40 countries to capture insights on how the challenges CEO’s face today will impact the future of business.
List of Announcements for June 2008
IBM Project Big Green tackles energy crisis
IBM delivers the next wave of business social networking
IBM Roadrunner smashes the petaflop barrier
IBM, Kyoto University create transportation simulation system
IBM announces next-generation storage virtualization software
IBM awarded 10-year contract for Bristol-Myers Squibb
Hess Corporation selects IBM Cognos software
IBM opens its greenest data center
IBM-built supercomputer at Los Alamos National Lab no.1 in TOP500
iTricity to open Cloud Computing Hosting Center
IBM establishes Centre of Excellence for Water Management
IBM extends outsourcing services agreement
IBM, Umeå University announce energy-efficient supercomputer