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IBM LogoThe month of November was another incredibly busy month for IBM, with a slew of announcements in hardware, software, services, acquisitions, and corporate initiatives including one help find a cure for cancer. There have eight acquisitions year-to-date, thirty-five in the past five years, and forty-eight in the past ten years. The announcements made by the company during the month are below and a complete index of IBM Happenings (by year and month) is here.

List of Announcements for November 2005

IBM joins forces for cancer research

IBM has signed agreements with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Molecular Profiling Institute and St. Justine Hospital Pediatric Center to accelerate cancer research, diagnosis and treatment.

IBM delivers new storage systems

The IBM System Storage N5000, a series of networked storage systems, is designed to help midrange customers reduce their total cost of ownership.

IBM, Sony Group release Cell software

IBM and Sony Group have released new software and documentation, including extensions to Linux that support Cell, for the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture technology.

IBM helps federal agencies streamline operations

IBM will develop a system for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service which will be used for fire planning, budget development and allocation for federal wildland fire agencies.

IBM software captures buzz, spots trends

IBM’s new Public Image Monitoring Solution, an offering designed with Nstein Technologies and Factiva, allows organizations to analyze commentary affecting their brand.

IBM acquires Collation

Collation software captures information about IT resources, such as servers, applications and databases, and displays it on a detailed map for IT staff to understand change scenarios before problems occur.

IBM previews next generation supercomputer

The next generation p5-575 supercomputer with a pre-release version of the upgraded high-density POWER5+ processor-based server system can be easily clustered for high performance supercomputing.

IBM wins China’s Golden Tax Project

The State Administration of Taxation will purchase IBM eServer p5 UNIX servers for the taxation system’s province-level Data Center Consolidation, replacing products from IBM competitors.

IBM announces BladeCenter banking solutions

Solutions for Branch Banking simplifies branch operations with functions and services that can be used with applications such as wireless networking, local storage backup and restore, and management of ATMs.

IBM unveils IMS offerings for telco industry

IBM announced IMS offerings to help telecommunications service providers transition to Next Generation Networks to reduce cost, improve revenue and better incorporate new partners into their services ecosystem.

World Community Grid fights AIDS

FightAIDS@Home, the second major project of the World Community Grid, is dedicated to finding new AIDS therapies. Additional information is available at: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org

IBM adds ‘e-forms’ to IBM Workplace

IBM Workplace Forms helps companies streamline and customize the way employees capture, process and exchange business data.

IBM, i3 Archive launch health management portal

IBM and i3 Archive have launched MyNDMA, a personal health management portal linked directly to i3’s National Digital Medical Archive of digital mammography images and related data.

Horizon Healthcare awards IBM 7-year contract

IBM will assist Horizon in enhancing its customer relationship management applications and integrate its provider network applications.

Coty signs 5-year contract with IBM

Coty Inc. has signed a 5-year contract with IBM for procurement services across 14 countries in North America and Europe.