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Strong Software, Services Sales Boost IBM's Profits in Q4

IBM reported Q4 2011 earnings of 29.5 billion, showing a 4 percent increase in profits -- driven largely by software and services -- despite a dip in mainframe sales. Read More >

Companies Can Thrive by Leveraging Collective Ingelligence: IBM

Crowdsourcing can help improve service, increase sales and promote engagement. Read More >

IBM Focuses on the Social Business at Lotusphere

IBM kicks off Lotusphere 2012 with a focus on the importance of socially-enabling business processes. Read More >

IBM: Defining a Social Business

At Lotusphere 2012, IBM continues to set the tone for the social business software market the company essentially created inside its own walls for internal use. Read More >

IDC: Oracle, IBM, Microsoft Rule the Business Analytics Market

Oracle held the top spot during first half of 2011 with 20 percent global market share and 17.9 percent semiannual year-over-year growth. Read More >

IBM Social Business Software is Bolstered With Analytics

By adding deep analytics to its social business software, IBM continues to demonstrate its ability to deliver key enhancements on top of existing solutions to make them more relevant to more users. Read More >

IBM Security Systems Launches Data Access Management Platform

The new Security Role and Policy Modeler software provides corporations with an efficient and sophisticated approach to managing what information employees can securely access. Read More >

Microsoft Creating Real-Time Botnet Information Feed

Microsoft is testing a real-time feed to distribute information collected from several sources on major botnets, including Rustock, Waldec and Kelihos networks. Read More >

IBM Adds New Services, Programs to Social Business Offerings

Just ahead of Lotusphere 2012, which is expected to be a showcase for social business, IBM announced a set of new programs and services that expand Big Blue's social business strategy. Read More >

Application Management, Infrastructure Complexity Challenge IT

Sixty-eight percent of those surveyed invested in more than three distinct application and transaction management tools. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: IBM's New CEO: What CIOs Need to Know About Virginia Rometty

IBM CEO Virginia M. Rometty took the helm Jan. 1, 2012, as the 100-year-old company's first female CEO, replacing longtime CEO Samuel Palmisano, who remains as the company's chairman. When her appointment was announced in October 2011, Rometty told the New York Times that she does not anticipate changing course abruptly. Yet, Romettty's first move, on Jan. 3, was to make key management... Read More >

New IBM CEO Rometty Shakes Up Management Team

In one of her first moves as the new CEO of IBM, Virginia Rometty put new blood in new positions in sales, growth markets and services. Read More >

Making the Leap from CIO to CEO

A CIO turned CEO shares lessons learned as he climbed the C-Suite ladder. Read More >

IBM Takes Analytics to Univerities Around the World

IBM announced a major strategy to deliver business analytics programs to universities around the world. Read More >

IBM's Watson to Take on Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

Health insurer WellPoint will receive guidance from cancer institution Cedars-Sinai on developing treatment options using IBM's Watson supercomputer. Read More >

IBM's Top 5 Life-Changing Innovations

IBM's new "5 in 5" list covers five technological innovations that will change the way people live and work over the next five years. Read More >

Salesforce.com Acquires Social Performance Management Firm Rypple

Salesforce.com agreed to buy human resources software maker Rypple for an undisclosed sum, part of the company's continued attack on legacy enterprise application providers SAP and Oracle. The deal was announced on Dec. 15. Read More >

IBM to Buy Cloud Analytics Vendor for $440 Million

IBM has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DemandTec in a $440 million deal to bolster the IBM Smarter Commerce strategy with DemandTec's cloud-based analytics software. Read More >

IBM Makes iPad, Android Tablets Ready for the Enterprise

IBM releases eight new apps that help make popular tablets ready for use in enterprise systems. Read More >

Five Key Trends in Enterprise Development

CIO Insight identifies major areas on which developers should concentrate. Read More >

Carrier IQ Creates Privacy Controversy in Smartphone World

Microsoft, Nokia, RIM and other carriers and smartphone manufacturers are either denying or minimizing connections to Carrier IQ and its monitoring software. Read More >

IBM Software to Enhance HealthBridge Beacon Program HIE in Cincinnati

As part of the federal Beacon Community Program, IBM's Initiate Patient will provide the software backbone for HealthBridge's health information exchange in Cincinnati. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 10 Companies That Should Matter Most to You

For CIOs, not all technology vendors are created equal. There are some that deliver outstanding solutions for enterprises across a wide array of technologies and others that fall short. It's the CIO's job to make sure the company is focusing on vendors that offer what they need. With that in mind, we take a look here at some of the companies that you, as a CIO, should keep at the top of your... Read More >

IBM Watson Data Analytics Will Change Health Care, Education

Developers expect the advanced data analytics of the Watson supercomputer to predict outcomes in health care and education, according to IBM's 2011 Tech Trends report. Read More >

Hadoop Users Need to Think About Security

While most Hadoop World speakers touted the benefits of the open-source technology to manage unstructured data and glean valuable insights, others focused data security. Read More >

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