Thwarting some stiff competition from the likes of Hewlett Packard and Fujitsu, IBM and business partner Bechtle AG have bagged a US$115m contract with the European Commission (EC) to provide servers to European Union (EU) institutions and agencies in its (EU) 27 member states.
A survey by IBM has revealed that 90 per cent of global organisations did not mind sustaining or increasing their investments in mobile technologies over the next 12-18 months.
IBM (NYSE:IBM) continues to build a comprehensive set of mobile capabilities, expanding its stated vision to also include secure transactions between businesses, partners and customers for enterprise mobility management. As part of this plan, it has now announced it would be acquiring mobile management and security company Fiberlink Communications.
Today, organisations increasingly face a complex IT system of servers, networks and applications, and combined with the proliferation of mobile and Cloud computing environments, these systems can generate over 1.3 terabytes of data per day, including log files, software error alerts, IT service tickets, among others.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has unveiled business analytics and Cloud software solutions to help its zEnterprise clients take advantage of new workloads. The launch was made at its inaugural Enterprise2013 Summit, attended by over 2,700 clients and business partners in attendance, said IBM.
Giving fresh impetus to its “Smarter Commerce” initiative, IBM (NYSE: IBM) said it had acquired Xtify Inc., provider of Cloud-based mobile messaging tools. The latter helps organisations improve mobile sales, drive in-store traffic and engage customers with personalised offers. The terms of the acquisition, though, were not disclosed.
IBM has announced it will invest a whopping US $1 billion to promote Linux development over the next five years as it tries to adapt Power mainframes and servers to handle Cloud and Big Data applications in distributed computing environments. This is IBM’s second major attempt to promote the open source Linux.
IBM, joined by over 100 business partners, has launched the IBM Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud to help chief marketing officers (CMOs) and their teams more quickly and easily integrate new marketing services to measure and improve their effectiveness in real-time.
About a month ago, Search giant Google and IT giant IBM had announced the OpenPower Consortium and now the two companies are taking the next step in the alliance.
Yet another Israeli start-up has found itself a suitor. IT major IBM has signed an agreement to acquire security company Trusteer. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, though some online reports hinted that the start-up was bought for about US $1 billion.