IBM Articles

IBM Crisis Averted: Suit Settled

IBM announced last week that a settlement had been reached in a civil suit with a very high price tag.

600 New WAS Community Edition Partners

IBM announced last week that more than 600 partners have joined the WAS Community Edition (WAS CE) partner initiative that was launched 6 months ago. And that over 200 ISVs have already developed applications that support WAS CE.

IBM Sends UIMA To Apache, OASIS

Two major open source contributions from IBM for its Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) have placed it with the Apache Software Foundation as an incubator project, and out to the OASIS specification development group to create a true standard around the UIMA framework.

Changing Majors? Give Podcasting a Try

Social media is rapidly climbing the ladder as a primary method in which news and information is communicated to the masses. Podcasting, in particular, is becoming increasingly popular among technology enthusiasts, industry insiders, and big-name companies.

OSS Is Changing The Game

Zack, the three examples you give appear to me as signs that OSS is under attack by vendors who don’t gork the value of an open community & the customer value delivered. Yep, even the MSFT deal with Zend.

Tokyo U Develops 512-Core Processor

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a processor that uses 512 cores to achieve up to 512 billion floating point operations per second.

More Open Source Blogs

Alex Fletcher, an analyst from Entiva Group is asking why IBM doesn’t have more blogs devoted to OSS projects that IBMers participates in. He points to the easily findable blogs from Sun employees who work on NetBeans & GlassFish as examples for what he’d like to see from IBM.

Eclipse Turns 5 Years Old

Leave a message for the folks in the Eclipse community that make Eclipse such a great development platform.

Web 2.0: IBM as a Host

IT Analyst James Governor from RedMonk has a posting about what IBM needs to do to get more involved in the web 2.0 world.

OSS Trickle Down

If I understand Dana’s point correctly here, he’s saying that as open source vendors start getting a larger part of the corporate IT budget, less money is spent on commercial vendors, thereby reducing how much those commercial vendors have to spend on R&D for future innovations.

IBM Sues Amazon

IBM has filed two lawsuits against Amazon.com for violating a number of its patents, all of which seem to involve the basis of Amazon’s operation.

IBM Sues Amazon for Patent Infringement

International Business Machines Corp. has filed two separate lawsuits against Amazon, alleging that the Seattle-based company improperly derived its e-commerce functions from technologies patented by IBM as far back as the 1980’s.

Serendipity and Podcasting

I experienced a bit of podcasting serendipity yesterday.

IBM DB2 9 Tests Positive

IBM released its DB2 9 “Viper” database back in June with promises of a fundamental shift in how XML data is managed, as well as time and memory-saving functionalities. Early tests of the “hybrid database” have come back with positive results.

IBM Express Track Targets VARs

IBM’s Express Track program “is reaching out to thousands of local IT resellers around the world” in a “$100 million global drive.”

IBM Makes 4 (Count Em) Storage Announcements

IBM says it is “turbocharging” its storage system, announcing that the company has made one of the single largest expansions of its storage portfolio. The expansion includes IBM’s high-end disk systems, its N series portfolio, data retention solutions, and offerings for SMBs.

Mozy Backs Up To IBM’s Turf

The swirl of discussion about online backup service Mozy should not center on comparisons to online storage services, because they are a different type of technology.

Webify SOA Ok With IBM

IBM has purchased the Austin-based company and plans to integrate its technology with the WebSphere brand under IBM’s Software Group.

IBM Unveils Email Archiving For SMBs

The CommonStore eMail Archiving Preload runs on an AMD-powered blade server and works with Exchange and LotusNotes to provide email search, storage, and management functionality.

IBM Taps Drupal For Dev Project Tutorial

Part one of a new series at IBM developerWorks focuses on the choice of an open source content management platform for their closed community web site progress.

IBM Preps Entry-Level Business Search

While Big Blue already makes high-end enterprise search and content integration software, it found a need to make entry-level versions of those products available in the small to medium business markets.