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IBM LogoThe month of May 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 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 May 2007

IBM allocates $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.

IBM effort to spur economic development in Africa

IBM’s “ThinkPlace Challenge” is designed to foster global collaboration on innovation opportunities and economic development issues facing the African continent.

ORX Consortium selects IBM to analyze risk

The Operational Riskdata eXchange Association has selected IBM to help its 35 member banks better analyze operational loss data from across the banking industry.

PG&E, IBM to reduce energy consumption

IBM and Pacific Gas and Electric Company will optimize energy efficiency opportunities in PG&E’s California IT operations through a server consolidation program.

IBM, SinnLeffers sign 5-year contract

IBM announced a 5-year, 8 million euro IT services contract with German retailer SinnLeffers GmbH under which IBM will provide a range of IT infrastructure services.

IBM program helps data center owners go green

IBM Global Financing is uniquely positioned to help data center owners access the hardware, software and services they need to build an energy-efficient data center.

IBM introduces Grid Medical Computing Solution

The new solution provides a multi-tier, multi-application and multi-site enterprise storage archive for delivering images, patient records and other healthcare reference information.

IBM unveils new Governance and Risk Management initiatives

The new initiatives address clients’ challenges to optimize business performance and resilience by enabling more effective IT governance and risk management.

IBM opens new virtual IBM Business Center

The IBM Business Center in Second Life will be staffed by real IBM sales representatives from around the world, not robots or kiosks.

IBM, VISICU wire critical care services

IBM and VISICU, Inc. announced a joint effort to wire a telemedicine network to provide remote critical care support to military hospitals along the Pacific Rim.

IBM unveils user-friendly Web development tool

The IBM Development Engagement Service requires no programming skills and is a visually appealing, user-friendly, interactive tool designed to develop online forms for any small business’ tasks.

IBM unleashes world’s fastest chip

At 4.7 GHz, the dual-core POWER6 processor doubles the speed of the previous generation POWER5 while using nearly the same amount of electricity to run and cool it.

IBM sees growing demand for SOA

IBM IMPACT 2007, IBM’s inaugural worldwide event, focused on advancing the $160 billion opportunity for SOA through education and demonstrable business results.

Lenovo and IBM expand global alliance

Under the terms of the alliance, Lenovo and IBM Global Services will jointly deliver end-to-end technology solutions that meet the business needs of industry clients.

Alko protects its e-mail with IBM solution

The IBM Express Managed Security Services solution provides Alko and its 1100 e-mail accounts with state-of-the-art 24/7 protection including preventative spam control.

IBM helps retailers ‘go green’

The IBM Retail Store Solutions group’s Retail Green Initiative will help its retail clients to meet their ecological goals with conservation-oriented technology solutions.