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IBM LogoThe month of March at IBM was filled with a slew of announcements in hardware, software, services, acquisitions, and strategic alliances. In the public sector, IBM will develop a data management system that will provide detailed information about student performance and progress for New York City’s public schools. The announcements made by the company during the month are below, and the complete Index of IBM Happenings (by year and month) is here.

List of Announcements for March 2007

IBM, Cisco unveil development platform

The UC2 Client Platform will be an open set of IBM Lotus Sametime APIs along with communication APIs provided by Cisco.

IBM, American Airlines sign services agreement

IBM announced a $217 million, 7.5-year BTO agreement with American Airlines to transform and manage many of the airline’s human resource functions.

IBM unveils DB2 Viper for the mainframe

IBM’s DB2 9 “Viper” data server is now available for System z customers; bringing significant advancements to the mainframe, including patented “pureXML” technology.

BBC, IBM form alliance

The BBC and IBM have forged a strategic alliance, following the signing of an agreement for a framework outlining several joint projects between the two companies.

Vivox, IBM to give voice to gamers

IBM and Vivox, the leading provider of integrated voice services, will bring integrated voice communication to the games and interactive entertainment market.

IBM to develop reporting system for schools

IBM will develop a data management system that will provide detailed information about student performance and progress for New York City’s public schools.

New software portfolio ensures SOA quality

The new IBM SOA quality management portfolio, which includes software as well as technology services, helps improve the overall quality of technology in an SOA.

IBM study examines China’s mass markets

IBM’s study suggests that multinational companies should focus more on China’s mass markets – smaller, emerging cities with fast growth – and less on top-tier cities.

IBM, Red Hat enhance Linux kernel

IBM and Red Hat collaborated to integrate improved virtualization features, security enhancements, and “Real-Time Linux” capabilities into the Linux kernel.

IBM adds POWER virtualization to SOA strategy

The new offerings, known as the ‘System p Configurations for SOA Entry Points,’ use virtualization technology in an SOA, to ensure more balanced, flexible use of resources.

IBM announces production of Cell Chip at 65nm

IBM has begun producing a new, 65 nanometer version of the Cell Broadband Engine at IBM’s state-of-the-art East Fishkill, New York microchip production facility.

IBM wins innovation awards at CeBIT

The iF International Forum Design awarded IBM nine Design Innovation Awards for superior products and solutions.

Idea Cellular, IBM sign business transformation pact

IBM and Idea Cellular Ltd. announced a 10-year business transformation pact to integrate, innovate and transform Idea’s business processes and IT infrastructure.

IBM announces Lotus Notes and Domino 8 public beta

Customers, partners and users can now download IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8, a next generation email and collaboration platform that helps users streamline daily tasks.

Broadcast International selects Cell Blade

Broadcast International is currently implementing the IBM BladeCenter QS20 “Cell Blade” to improve performance and reduce costs associated with video compression.

IBM helps developers form social networks

IBM’s new developerWorks Exchange provides a venue for developers to share resources and ideas with the large software development community.

University of Kentucky acquires IBM supercomputer

The University of Kentucky has acquired a new IBM supercomputer that places the university’s research capability among the nation’s leaders.

IBM opens “Innovation Factory”

IBM has opened its “Innovation Factory,” a Web 2.0 solution that manufactures ideas and new products and services for business growth.

IBM demonstrates fastest optical chipset

IBM scientists revealed a prototype optical transceiver chipset capable of reaching speeds at least eight times faster than optical components available today.

IBM software extracts insight from RFID data

IBM’s new WebSphere RFID Premises Server 6.0 aggregates and analyzes massive amounts of RFID and other sensor information from every corner of an enterprise.

Manhattan Associates, IBM extend partnership

Manhattan Associates, Inc. will sell and implement solutions built on IBM’s open technologies for businesses in the retail, consumer goods and transportation industries.

IBM, Covalent contribute migration tool

IBM and Covalent Technologies have contributed a tool that helps enterprise customers migrate from the JBoss Application Server to the Apache Geronimo application server.

DLF selects IBM for transformation

DLF Ltd, India’s largest real estate development company, has awarded IBM a 10-year contract to transform and manage DLF’s IT Infrastructure.