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IBM Treads Water While Scaling Cloud Efforts

IBM Treads Water While Scaling Cloud Efforts

IBM continues to tread water as its overall cloud business grows but server hardware along with management ...

Interoperability Specs for IoT Advance

Interoperability Specs for IoT Advance

The IoTivity open source software framework aimed at providing connectivity standards for the emerging Internet of Things ...

IT Spending Shifting to Hyperscale Datacenters

IT Spending Shifting to Hyperscale Datacenters

The rising value of the U.S. dollar along with modest declines in demand for IT and telecommunications ...

Patent Leader IBM Targets Cloud Tech

Patent Leader IBM Targets Cloud Tech

IBM said Monday (January 12) it has been awarded more than 7,500 patents in 2014, including more ...

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January 22, 2015(0)
IBM continues to tread water as its overall cloud business grows but server hardware along with management and other software continues to decline. IBM reported this week that its 2014 revenues declined to $92.8 billion, a 6 percent drop from the previous year. Meanwhile, its said annual net income fell 7 percent to $15.8 billion. The only bright spots ... Full article
January 14, 2015(0)
The IoTivity open source software framework aimed at providing connectivity standards for the emerging Internet of Things has unveiled a “preview release” of a spec designed to ensure interoperability among devices and services across a range of industries. The Version 0.9.0 reference standard released on January 14 by the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) and backed by the Linux Foundation ...
January 13, 2015(0)
The rising value of the U.S. dollar along with modest declines in demand for IT and telecommunications services will slow the global pace of IT spending in 2015, a market watcher is forecasting. Meanwhile, Gartner Inc. is forecasting a “tipping point” in the next three years as digital businesses shift from on-premise IT to hyperscale datacenters. Gartner predicted this ...
January 12, 2015(0)
IBM said Monday (January 12) it has been awarded more than 7,500 patents in 2014, including more than 3,000 related to cloud computing, data analytics and online security. The company also took credit for topping the annual list of U.S. patent recipients for the twenty-second consecutive year. Since 2010, IBM claimed it has more than doubled the number of ...
January 7, 2015(0)
As the number of acquisitions by the likes of Google, Intel and Cisco continues to grow, a market researcher found that building-block cloud, networking and datacenter technologies are helping to flesh out the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). Market watcher 451 Research reported on January 6 that IoT-related mergers and acquisitions were north of $14 billion in 2014 as ...
December 12, 2014(0)
Now that Lenovo Group has completed the takeover of the X86 server business from IBM, the company can talk a little more specifically about how it hopes to expand its take in the systems space and its aspirations going forward. The combined Lenovo X86 server business and IBM’s System x division gives Lenovo a credible chance of taking on ...
December 10, 2014(0)
The Internet of Things is perhaps transitioning from catchy buzz phrase to an organizing principle and, to hear one emerging player tell it, an evolutionary step in computing. Chip giant Intel Corp. pulled out most of the stops this week to showcase its year-old IoT initiative embodied in what it calls the Intel IoT platform. The emerging ecosystem exhibits ...
December 9, 2014(0)
The ecosystem for Power Systems machines is building faster than many might be expecting, and it looks like a bunch of new machines will be coming to market by the middle of next year that are based on designs from vendors other than IBM. This, and the possibility that Big Blue and its OpenPower Foundation partners will put out ...
December 5, 2014(0)
The third 64-bit ARM processor aimed at datacenter workloads has just entered the field now that Cavium Networks, a maker of multicore chips aimed at networking and other embedded workloads, has begun sampling its ThunderX chips to early customers making servers, networking, and storage equipment. Cavium, which has expertise with the MIPS RISC architecture and which has created very ...
December 3, 2014(0)
The server market is splitting into segments that do not track along with one another anymore. Hyperscale companies that build massive public clouds, consumer-facing applications, or a little of both and that exclusively use X86-based machinery, are driving volumes. Enterprises are still buying a mix of machinery, even though their datacenters are dominated by X86 iron, and they are ...
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