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IBM Partners With SAP To Get Enterprise Apps On SoftLayer Cloud

IBM and SAP have expanded a global partnership, which will see the latter deliver its SAP Hana platform, SAP Hana One service and other applications on IBM’s SoftLayer cloud platform, which has been verified to run SAP Business Suite software and SAP BusinessObjects solutions. Businesses will have access to 40 data centers in five continents for running SAP enterprise apps. …

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IBM Signs $600 Million IT Services Deal With NiSource

IBM announced that it has signed a seven-year deal with NiSource to continue providing IT services, including a hybrid cloud computing environment. The deal is for $600 million. IBM says the deal will help it accelerate business innovation, and support NiSource’s customer service, security and business app performance. “NiSource is a powerful example of how companies today are turning to …

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Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

The PC market is in a funk, with PC manufacturers scrambling to find a way to make desktop and notebook PCs relevant within the new reality of mobile tablets and smartphones. That doesn’t mean, however, that the software companies providing the applications for the PC market are headed the same way. As businesses and consumers push forward with their already-capable …

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GameStop Partners With IBM And Texas A&M, Launches GameStop Technology Institute

GameStop is the Starbucks of gaming. There’s one on every corner and they at least pretend to serve your every need. Unlike Starbucks, however, GameStop’s bread and butter – video games – are increasingly moving to the digital space where GameStop is cut out of the profit loop. Now the retailer is partnering with some of the best tech minds …

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IBM Acquires Cloud Database Company Cloudant

IBM this week announced that it has officially completed its acquisition of Cloudant, a formerly private cloud database company based in Boston. The purchase price and other details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Cloudant provides database-as-a-service to developers and enterprise that need scalable database solutions implemented quickly. The company currently provides its services to clients that include mobile …

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IBM To Acquire DBaaS Provider Cloudant

IBM announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire database-as-a-service provider Cloudant. Cloudant, which IBM will use to expand its big data/analytics, cloud computing and mobile offerings, lets developers create next-gen mobile and web apps “easily and quickly.” It’s already in use by various companies in gaming, financial services, online learning, retail, healthcare, and mobile device …

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Twitter Bought 900 Patents From IBM After Infringement Claims

Twitter has acquired over 900 patents from IBM. The deal, which includes a cross-license agreement, was made last month, but the two companies have now formally announced it. IBM has received more patents in the U.S. than any other company for 21 consecutive years. Twitter Legal Director Ben Lee said, “This acquisition of patents from IBM and licensing agreement provides …

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IBM To Sell Its Server Business To Lenovo

Lenovo is one of the biggest players in the computer hardware industry. Its line of PCs and tablets have proven to be popular thanks to their affordability and excellent build quality. Now the company wants to get into the server business. IBM announced this morning that Lenovo plans to acquire its server business for $2.3 billion. The transaction will include …

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IBM Completes Aspera Acquisition

IBM announced on Friday that it has completed its acquisition of Aspera, first announced in December. Aspera makes a solution that helps companies more quickly move massive data files to the cloud. The company claims that its technology reduces transmission time for large files or data sets by up to 99.9%, and cuts up to as much as 26 hours …

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IBM Acquires Aspera For Super-Fast Big Data Transfer

IBM announced on Thursday that it is acquiring Aspera, makers of a solution that helps companies more quickly move massive data files to the cloud. The company claims its technology reduces transmission times for large files or data sets by up to 99.9%, and cutting up to as much as 26 hours from the transfer of a 24 gigabyte file, …

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IBM Soon To Offer Watson As Cloud Development Platform

It has been quite a while since we have heard the name “Watson” in association with IBM. I am sure that for most of you, the last time that you heard of IBM’s Watson was his debut on Jeopardy!; however, Watson has been very busy lately. “He” has been working with Citigroup to analyze company data, actively learning the Urban …

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IBM Stock Leads To Discouraging Results?

IBM has released the 2013 Third-Quarter Earnings, and there is both good and bad news with the recent report. The good news is that the third-quarter net income increased six percent where this year’s third-quarter earnings were $4.04 billion ($3.68 per share) as opposed to last year’s earnings for the same quarter of $3.82 billion ($3.33 per share). The bad …

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