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IBM Still Reigns in Middleware Market: Gartner

A recent Gartner report indicates that IBM was the leader in the middleware market for 2011--the 11th year in a row Big Blue has taken the honor. Read More >

Dell Acquisition Spree Continues With Clerity Buy

Chicago-based Clerity describes itself as helping commercial and public sector customers "seamlessly transition from legacy IT systems to converged, open-standards-based platforms," which is right up Dell's proverbial alley. Read More >

IBM Debuts InfoSphere Warehouse 10, DB2 10 for Big Data

IBM announced new DB2 database software, DB2 10 and InfoSphere Warehouse 10 to help customers tame big data environments. Read More >

IBM Watson to Aid Sloan-Kettering With Cancer Research

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will use IBM Watson's supercomputer to cull its rich database of clinical knowledge to help doctors treat cancer. Read More >

Cyber-Criminals Change Tactics as Network Security Improves

IBM in its X-Force security report for 2011 said security efforts have cut spam and improved vulnerability patching, but attackers are now targeting mobile devices and the cloud. Read More >

Cisco Takes Video Surveillance Virtual on UCS

The move to bring its video surveillance solutions to the UCS converged data center platform is the first step in a larger physical security strategy. Read More >

IBM Debuts New Predictive Analytics Software, Services

IBM has introduced a series of new predictive analytics software and services for reducing fraud, managing financial performance and delivering the next best action. Read More >

Business Analysts: Why The CIO's Future Depends on Them

Business analysis is the absolute most important competency for an IT organization. It is the very heart and soul of the value IT is meant to bring to the business. Despite the best intentions, many CIOs have lost this critical skill in their organization and they are quickly forgetting what it really entails. Read More >

Hospitals Need to Invest More in IT Infrastructure: CDW

Although 84 percent of caregivers say technology improves treatment of patients, hospitals require more investment in IT infrastructure, a report by CDW Healthcare revealed. Read More >

IBM Genomic Analytics Platform Seeks to Transform Medicine

IBM has unveiled a clinical-analytics platform to provide doctors with insight into patients' conditions using natural-language processing and machine-learning capabilities similar to Watson. Read More >

Malware as a Service, Zeus Trojan Variants Biggest Threats of 2012

A Verisign report looking at security dangers for 2012 pointed to MaaS and an open-source Zeus kit as issues, but also noted that sandbox technology helps against exploits. Read More >

Cloud Computing Use Will Double by 2015, IBM Predicts

A new IBM study indicates that enterprise leaders expect the use of cloud computing for transforming business models to double by 2015. Read More >

IBM Building Smarter System for Louvre Museum

The world-famous Louvre Museum in Paris is using IBM software to get smarter about asset management, systems monitoring, energy efficiency and more. Read More >

IBM Takes Watson Supercomputer to the Bank

IBM and Citigroup agree on a partnership that will bring IBM's deep analytic technology in its Watson system to Citigroup's banking operations. Read More >

IBM Dominated Worldwide Server Market in Q4 2011

A recent Gartner report indicates that IBM took the leadership position in the worldwide server market in the fourth quarter of 2011. Read More >

IBM Layoffs Top More than 1,200, Union Reports

Alliance@IBM, an IBM employee advocacy group, reports that IBM has laid off as many as 1,200 employees or more this week. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 8 Reasons Microsoft Still Matters to the Enterprise

Microsoft, the software company that dominates the enterprise and once held equal sway in the consumer market, is losing some ground to Apple and Google, according to industry analysts. In the coming years, Microsoft's place in the enterprise could continue to slip as CIOs decide to respond to the call from across the enterprise to allow employees to bring Macs, iPhones, iPads, and even... Read More >

Dell Acquires AppAsure, an Application-Recovery Provider

AppAssure specializes in providing what it claims to be "near-instant and 100 percent reliable" bare-metal data center application recovery. The deal mark's Dell's 12th acquisition in the past two years Read More >

IBM Migration Factory Attracts Competitors' Customers

IBM announced enhancements to its Migration Factory program that helps customers on competing platforms migrate to IBM systems. IBM says it had 2,400 competitive displacements in 2011. Read More >

IBM Systems Will Have 'Integrated Expertise' Built In

At its Smarter Computing Executive Summary in New York, IBM announced plans to deliver a new family of systems that will have "integrated expertise" built in. Read More >

IBM, Samsung to Show Next-Gen Chip Tech at March Event

IBM, Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES founders of the Common Platform alliance -- will showcase next-generation chip technologies at the Common Platform Technology Forum in March. Read More >

IBM, Tulip Telecom Build 900,000 Square Foot Data Center in India

IBM has helped design and build a 900,000 square foot data center in India for Tulip Telecom. The companies say it is the largest data center in India. Read More >

Platform as a Service Entering Pivotal Year: Gartner

By 2016, competition among PaaS vendors will produce new programming models, new standards and new software market leaders. Read More >

IBM Plans to Buy Worklight to Advance Mobile Strategy

IBM announced plans to acquire Worklight, a maker of development and management software for tablets and smartphones, in a move aimed at bolstering Big Blue s enterprise mobile strategy. Read More >

IBM Releases New Retail Analytics Appliance

IBM delivers a new analytics appliance to help retailers wrangle big data and gain insight into customer buying patterns. Read More >

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