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IBM To Bolster Analytics Portfolio With The Now Factory

IBM announced on Tuesday that it is pursuing the acquisition of The Now Factory, a Dublin-based provider of software analytics for communications service providers. IBM says the acquisition complements its MobileFirst Analytics portfolio, and is part of its long-term strategy to support strong expected growth in big data and analytics. “The Now Factory’s innovative solutions are all about enabling quick …

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IBM Retirees: Obamacare, IRS looms large on corporate America, Tea Party?

Will Obamacare destroy America and unleash long lines, death panels, IRS oppression and rationing? Or will it usher in the promised utopia of universal medical care and blessings of liberty and equality as espoused by Thomas Jefferson? If IBM’s recent announcement – that it will move some of its retirees from company sponsored medical plans to private insurance exchanges – …

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IBM Completes Trusteer Acquisition

IBM has completed its acquisition of Trusteer, first announced last month. “The way organizations protect data is quickly evolving,” said Trusteer CEO Mickey Boodaei at the time. “As attacks become more sophisticated, traditional approaches to securing enterprise and mobile data are no longer valid. Trusteer has helped hundreds of large banks and organizations around the world defeat thousands of sophisticated …

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IBM To Launch Super Security Lab With Big Trusteer Acquisition

IBM announced on Thursday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire security company Trusteer. With the news, IBM is launching a cybersecurity software lab in Israel, which it says will bring together over 200 Trusteer and IBM researchers and developers to focus on mobile security, advanced cyber threats, malware, counter-fraud, and financial crimes. “Trusteer’s cybersecurity protection will …

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IBM Layoffs Having Dramatic Effects Across North America

IBM has initiated another round of layoffs, and while the national story is concerned with the total number of employees dismissed–anywhere from 6000 to 8000 employees, according to some estimations–if you take a closer look at the towns and cities affected, the story has much more impact. News organizations covering the areas where IBM employees entered unemployment present a much …

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Heinrich Rohrer Dies; Physicist Was 79

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Heinrich Rohrer has died at the age of 79. According to a New York Times obituary, Rohrer died last Thursday night or Friday morning in Wollerau, Switzerland. His family has stated that he died of natural causes. Rohrer studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology during the 1950s, where he studied superconductors. In 1963 he …

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IBM Creates The World’s Smallest Movie Entirely Out Of Atoms

Atoms make up everything in the universe. So technically, a movie made out of atoms isn’t all that new. In fact, every movie since the dawn of film has been made of atoms, just like everything else. What’s unique about IBM’s latest project then is that researchers have made a stop-motion film by moving single atoms. In what IBM calls …

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Civil Liberty Groups Still Don’t Like CISPA, Issue Open Letter To Congress

After a closed door markup, CISPA emerged from the House Intelligence Committee with some new amendments. Rep. Mike Rogers, the author of the bill, said the amendments would address concerns from civil liberty groups. Those same groups could not be in more disagreement as they are still saying that CISPA needs to be changed, or just ditched altogether. The Electronic …

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IBM Earnings: IBM Posts $29.3 Billion In Revenue

IBM released its Q4 and full-year earnings report today, posting $29.3 billion in revenue (down 1%, flat adjusting for currency, up 1% excluding divested RSS business adjusting for currency) for the quarter, and $104.5 billion for the year (down 2%, flat adjusting for currency). For the quarter, the company posted diluted earnings of $5.13 per share, up 11%. For the …

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IBM’s Watson Cursed Like a Sailor After Being Taught the Urban Dictionary

It’s a fact that Watson, IBM’s massive AI project, is smarter than the average human. I mean, it kicked Ken Jennings’ ass on Jeopardy that one time. “Smart,” in that respect, meant the ability to pull knowledge from terabytes worth of Wikipedia data based on verbal clues. But Ken Jennings (and you and me) has Watson beat in one measure …

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IBM To Acquire StoredIQ To Help Companies With Big Data

IBM announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire StoredIQ, which the company says will help it advance its efforts to help clients derive value from big data and respond more efficiently to litigation and regulations. The company is based in Austin. “CIOs and general counsels are overwhelmed by volumes of information that exceed their budgets and their …

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AT&T and IBM Announce a Cloud Service For Private Networks

This week AT&T and IBM announced that they will be teaming up to provide a “network-enabled” cloud service for private networks. The product will be promoted to Fortune 1000 companies across the world as an option for companies that need both cloud solutions and a high level of security. The service will be offered starting in “early 2013.” AT&T’s virtual …

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