IBM - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/17783 en With OpenPower, IBM tries to turn the tables on Intel http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/openpower-ibm-tries-turn-the-tables-intel-241130?source=rss_ibm <p>An IBM project to widen the use of its Power server chips inched forward Wednesday with Big Blue trying to challenge Intel for a bigger role in the hyperscale data centers run by the likes of Google and Facebook.</p> <p>It's a turnaround from the past decade, in which Intel's increasingly powerful Xeon chips have been eating away at IBM's Power business. Now, with a new strategy to license its Power design for use by other server makers, IBM is fighting back.</p> Computer Hardware IBM Unix Processors Servers Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:28:21 +0000 admin 241130 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM profit falls 21 percent on weak hardware sales, workforce writeoffs http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/ibm-profit-falls-21-percent-weak-hardware-sales-workforce-writeoffs-240681?source=rss_ibm <p>Falling hardware sales and the cost of layoffs hit IBM's profit hard in the first quarter, sending it down 21 percent from a year earlier. Sales also fell, sliding 4 percent from last year's first quarter to $22.5 billion.</p> IBM Computer Hardware Technology Business Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:34:58 +0000 admin 240681 at http://www.infoworld.com Big data needs software-defined storage http://www.infoworld.com/t/storage/big-data-needs-software-defined-storage-239954?source=rss_ibm <p><em>The movement to smarten up every aspect of IT infrastructure rolls ever onward, from servers to the network to storage. We've deployed server virtualization and built automation frameworks to adapt elastically to changing workloads; we've also begun rebuilding our networks with SDN. Software-defined storage (SDS) is the next big trend.</em></p> Data Center Networking Storage IBM Storage Virtualization Storage Management Data Center Networking Storage Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 New Tech Forum 239954 at http://www.infoworld.com Fifty years on, mainframer remembers 'a fantastic time to be an engineer' http://www.infoworld.com/t/mainframes/fifty-years-mainframer-remembers-fantastic-time-be-engineer-239899?source=rss_ibm <p>The make-or-break project kept engineers just out of college working around the clock hunting down bugs. The product had so much buzz that speculators bought up units to resell later for a profit. The company invested so much in development that its future was riding on success.</p> <p>This wasn't a phone or an app or even a new crypto-payments platform. It was 1964, and IBM was about to launch the System/360 mainframe.</p> IBM Mainframes Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:56:49 +0000 admin 239899 at http://www.infoworld.com The mainframe turns 50: Why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/the-mainframe-turns-50-why-the-ibm-system360-launch-was-the-dawn-of-enterprise-it-239894?source=rss_ibm <p>In many ways, the modern computer era began in the New Englander Motor Hotel in Greenwich, Conn. It was there in 1961 that a task force of top IBM engineers met in secret to figure out how to build the next-generation IBM computer.</p><p>A new design was sorely needed. IBM already sold a number of successful though entirely separate computer lines, but they were becoming increasingly difficult to maintain and update.</p> Computer Hardware IBM Mainframes Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:59:49 +0000 admin 239894 at http://www.infoworld.com After cloud price cuts from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, what's next? http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/after-cloud-price-cuts-amazon-google-and-microsoft-whats-next-239580?source=rss_ibm <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_checklist.jpg" alt="After cloud price cuts from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, what's next?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Now that <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/google-puts-amazon-notice-new-cloud-platform-features-239078">Google</a>, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-counters-google-its-own-c Cloud Computing Google IBM Microsoft Amazon Web Services IaaS PaaS Cloud Computing Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:47:20 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239580 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle overtakes IBM as second-largest software vendor, Gartner says http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/oracle-overtakes-ibm-second-largest-software-vendor-gartner-says-239534?source=rss_ibm <p>Oracle has overtaken rival IBM as the world's second-largest software vendor by pulling in $29.6 billion in software revenue during 2013, according to analyst firm Gartner.</p> <p>"Global trends around big data and analytics with business investment in database and cloud-based applications helped to drive Oracle's top-line growth," Gartner research vice president Chad Eschinger said in a statement.</p> The Industry Standard IBM Oracle Technology Business Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:33:03 +0000 admin 239534 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM rolls big data software to combat big business fraud http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/ibm-rolls-big-data-software-combat-big-business-fraud-238802?source=rss_ibm <p>IBM today introduced software that can be used by business to combat attempted fraud in insurance, financial, and healthcare settings by applying big data analytical concepts that bring together various data streams to decide whether someone appears to be perpetrating fraud.</p> Applications Security IBM Big Data Security Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:36:05 +0000 admin 238802 at http://www.infoworld.com 9 Hadoop companies you should know http://www.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/9-hadoop-companies-you-should-know-238661?source=rss_ibm <p>If you've got a lot of data, then Hadoop either is, or should be on your radar.</p> <p>Once reserved for the Internet empires like Google and Yahoo, the most popular and well-known big data management system is now creeping into the enterprise. There are two big reasons for that: 1) Businesses have a lot more data to manage, and Hadoop is a great platform, especially for combining both legacy old data, and new, unstructured data 2) A lot of vendors are jumping into the game of offering support and services around Hadoop, making it more palatable for enterprises.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing IBM Microsoft Amazon Web Services Big Data Hadoop Open Source Software Cloud Computing Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:48:18 +0000 admin 238661 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM latest tech company to deny links with NSA spy program http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/ibm-latest-tech-company-deny-links-nsa-spy-program-238475?source=rss_ibm <p>IBM said it has not provided client data to the U.S. National Security Agency or any other government agency under surveillance programs involving the bulk collection of content or metadata.</p> <p>The enterprise-focused company is the latest among U.S. tech companies to distance itself from NSA surveillance, which has raised concerns among customers worldwide about the safety of their data from U.S. government spying.</p> Cloud Computing Security IBM Internet IaaS Internet Privacy Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:19:00 +0000 admin 238475 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM wants to see your Watson mobile apps http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/ibm-wants-see-your-watson-mobile-apps-237230?source=rss_ibm <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 223px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/30NNibm_hp 1.jpg" alt="IBM wants to see your Watson mobile apps" width="223" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Big Blue has announced a new contest to get mobile developers -- and most everyone else who can use an API -- serious about Watson, its cognitive computing platform.</p> Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Mobile Technology IBM High-Performance Computing Mobile Apps Mobile Development Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237230 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM's Cloudant deal will deliver NoSQL on demand http://www.infoworld.com/t/nosql/ibms-cloudant-deal-will-deliver-nosql-demand-237162?source=rss_ibm <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/nosql_magic.jpg" alt="IBM's Cloudant deal will deliver NoSQL on demand" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Management IBM Big Data M&A NoSQL Cloud Computing Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237162 at http://www.infoworld.com AT&T and IBM cement security partnership http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/att-and-ibm-cement-security-partnership-237063?source=rss_ibm <p>AT&amp;T and IBM, at the RSA Conference, announced they've sealed a partnership to provide security services for a wide range of enterprises in a way that blends technology and professional services both vendors have.</p> Security AT&T IBM Verizon Firewall Intrusion Detection Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:26:10 +0000 admin 237063 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM says bye-bye to hardware and hello to the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/ibm-says-bye-bye-hardware-and-hello-the-cloud-237043?source=rss_ibm <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Corporations_in_Cloud_hp.jpg" alt="IBM says bye-bye to hardware and hello to the cloud" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Here are two things you didn't know about IBM: More than 200,000 of its employees are located in the Netherlands, and it is the third-largest seller of software applications in the world.</p> Cloud Computing Computer Hardware The Industry Standard IBM IaaS SaaS Servers Technology Business Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 237043 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM buys NoSQL cloud provider Cloudant http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/ibm-buys-nosql-cloud-provider-cloudant-236995?source=rss_ibm <p>Adding more muscle to its cloud operations portfolio, IBM is acquiring hosted NoSQL database provider Cloudant.</p> <p>Based in Boston, the privately held Cloudant offers a hosted version of the Apache <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-management/couchdb-releases-nosql-database-runs-windows-229" target="_blank">CouchDB</a> open source data store. Its own version, called BigCouch, can be run across multiple servers, providing a way to build and maintain an extremely large and fast data store for a front-end application.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard IBM IaaS M&A NoSQL SaaS Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:59:40 +0000 admin 236995 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM begins moving software portfolio to the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/ibm-begins-moving-software-portfolio-the-cloud-236914?source=rss_ibm <p>Swiftly putting its recently acquired Softlayer global cloud to use, IBM is moving much of its software portfolio and all of its existing platform services to the Softlayer cloud, where they all can be accessed as services under a common open architecture.</p> Cloud Computing IBM IaaS SaaS Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:38:07 +0000 admin 236914 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM, AT&T pair to offer 'Internet of things' systems http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/ibm-att-pair-offer-internet-of-things-systems-236553?source=rss_ibm <p>AT&amp;T and IBM will start jointly offering services designed to help municipalities, utility companies and other organizations use "Internet of things" technologies to better manage their infrastructure.&nbsp;</p> <p>"There is a huge amount of growth of the things that are connected" to networks, said Michael Curry, IBM vice president of product management. "When you have that many things connected in, you have a big data problem. Companies want to be able to take that data and use it to optimize operations and&nbsp;predict failures."</p> Networking AT&T IBM Internet Web Services Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:09:30 +0000 admin 236553 at http://www.infoworld.com Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/which-vendors-will-be-target-in-the-era-of-new-it-234403?source=rss_ibm <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/bulls-eye.jpg" alt="Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Chris Boswell</p></em></div> Applications Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Center Mobile Technology Amazon.com Apple AT&T Dell EMC VMware Google Hewlett-Packard (HP) IBM Microsoft Oracle Salesforce.com Samsung SAP Symantec Verizon Big Data BlackBerry IT Management Service-oriented Architecture IaaS iOS SaaS Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 234403 at http://www.infoworld.com Samsung joins IBM, Google in OpenPower Consortium http://www.infoworld.com/t/processors/samsung-joins-ibm-google-in-openpower-consortium-236241?source=rss_ibm <p>Samsung has joined the fledgling OpenPower Consortium, an alliance led by IBM to push Power-based chip designs into hardware products like servers.</p> <p>The OpenPower Consortium was formed last August after IBM announced it would start licensing its Power architecture to third parties. The goals of the consortium include cooperating on hardware and software development around the Power architecture, which is largely used in high-end servers.</p> Google IBM Samsung Processors Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:47:16 +0000 admin 236241 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM vs. Amazon Web Services: Don't be fooled by their numbers game http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/ibm-vs-amazon-web-services-dont-be-fooled-their-numbers-game-235571?source=rss_ibm <p>Vendors like to show off data that says they're winning in terms of market adoption versus their competitors. They also like to show off data that is hard to verify, which makes it easier for them to claim whatever they want and even be technically, if obscurely, right.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Amazon.com IBM Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Technology Business Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 235571 at http://www.infoworld.com