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IBM LogoThe month of September was really busy for IBM, with a slew of announcements in hardware, software, services and corporate initiatives. The announcements made by the company during the month are listed below and the complete index of IBM Happenings (by year and month) is here.

List of Announcements for September 2005

New software provides foundation for SOA

IBM’s new WebSphere software allows clients to model, assemble, deploy and manage SOAs.

IBM delivers Lotus Notes and Domino 7

With Lotus Notes and Domino 7, IBM has created a vastly improved collaboration platform designed to meet the evolving and expanding needs of knowledge workers.

IBM unveils powerful high-speed printer

IBM has announced the next generation of the IBM Infoprint 4100 family of high-speed, high-volume continuous forms printers.

IBM contributes industry content to ACORD

IBM is contributing more than 100 business-process models, model definitions and other industry content to the nonprofit insurance standards organization.

IBM announces Wireless Center of Excellence

The facility will mimic a variety of workplace environments to demonstrate how wireless technology, specifically Radio Frequency Identification, works.

Virgin Megastore features IBM Anyplace Kiosks

The Virgin Megastore in Times Square features IBM’s latest hands-on, customized kiosks allowing customers to preview thousands of CDs, DVDs, and console games.

IntercontinentalExchange selects IBM servers

IntercontinentalExchange replaced its existing Sun servers with IBM pSeries servers, tripling ICE’s processing speed and reducing annual operating costs by $300,000.

IBM launches ”Transition to Teaching” program

IBM will help address the shortage of math and science teachers by enabling its employees to become teachers in their local communities upon electing to leave the company.

Chick’s Sporting Goods transforms with IBM technology

Chick’s Sporting Goods has cut its IT maintenance costs by consolidating its supply chain and email applications onto one IBM eServer iSeries system.

IBM Global Services Strengthens On Demand IT Management Capabilities

The IBM Global Services SOA Management Practice leverages IBM’s recently announced SOA Foundation management capabilities to help customers manage their Service Oriented Architectures.

IBM unveils server for SMB market

The IBM xSeries 100 server, the newest member of IBM’s Express Portfolio, is the most affordable server entry point available from a top-tier server vendor.

Power technology accelerating beyond IBM

At a members’ conference in Shanghai, China, Power.org said that new membership and product development by member companies had exceeded first year expectations.

IBM BladeCenter delivers 4Gb SAN solutions

IBM announced the industry’s first fully enabled four gigabit per second Storage Area Network solutions for blade servers.