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IBM Posts Lower 1Q Earnings Amid Hardware Slump

April 17, 2014 10:51 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets. The world's largest technology services company has been working to expand into new areas as its hardware business falters, but the latest results show that these efforts have yet to fully pay off.

IBM Hits Refresh on Its MobileFirst Initiative

April 16, 2014 2:52 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

IBM is renewing its MobileFirst initiative with a whole bunch of enhancements to existing...

FirstNews Briefs: Alcatel-Lucent, Elisa, D-Link, Getac, The Hartford, IBM

April 16, 2014 10:57 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent and Elisa, a provider of mobile and fixed broadband services in Finland, today...

FirstNews Briefs: Freescale, EXFO, ByteSphere, IBM, Alcatel-Lucent

April 7, 2014 10:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor, a global provider of embedded processing solutions and communications...

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FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Peugot, Ravello, Deutsche Telekom, Axell, Daintree, LG

March 25, 2014 10:17 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM and Peugot will integrate and analyze data from cars, phones, traffic signals, lights and other sources to deliver new customized solutions for drivers. Peugot automobiles will now be able to provide drivers with access to numerous channels such as mobile apps, websites, vehicle data, customer service, weather updates.

FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Mosaik Solutions, Westell Technologies, On4

March 24, 2014 10:02 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has selected IBM to design, build and deliver a new centralized road toll system across Norway. Drawing upon IBM's traffic system management experience and big data and analytics capabilities, the new toll system named "AutoPASS Grindgut" will process more than 470 million vehicle passages per year, accounting for approximately $1.3 billion in road user charges.

Cisco to Invest $1 Billion in New Global Cloud Platform

March 24, 2014 10:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Cisco Monday announced plans to invest over $1 billion over the next two years in a global cloud for delivering applications and services. The "Intercloud," as Cisco is calling it, will be hosted across a global network of Cisco and partner data centers.

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IBM Offers Watson to Mobile Developers

February 26, 2014 2:26 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The company Wednesday launched the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge, which seeks to facillitate the creation of mobile consumer and business apps powered by Watson. Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM, made the announcement during a keynote at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. 

AT&T, IBM Partner on New IOC, M2M Solutions

February 18, 2014 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T and IBM today announced a partnership that aims to develop solutions that help support the “Internet of Things” (IOC). According to a press release, the two companies will combine their analytic platforms, cloud, and security technologies to gain more insights on data collected from machines in a variety of industries.

Lenovo Buys Part of IBM Server Business for $2.3B

January 23, 2014 9:25 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's Lenovo Group is buying IBM's server business for $2.3 billion, expanding a product line-up dominated by PCs, tablets and smartphones. Lenovo, the world's biggest personal computer maker, said Thursday it expects to offer jobs to 7,500 IBM employees as part of its acquisition of the x86 server business.

IBM Posts Higher 4Q Net Income

January 22, 2014 8:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM's fourth-quarter net income grew 6 percent, surpassing Wall Street's expectations even though revenue declined. Its shares fell in extended trading after the results came out — and CEO Ginni Rometty said she's recommending that senior executives, including herself, forgo personal bonuses for the year.

First News Briefs: Verizon, Oracle, Motorola, OhioHealth, IBM, u-blox

January 10, 2014 10:55 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Oracle today announced they will enable customers to use Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware on Verizon's cloud infrastructure, including the new Verizon Cloud, and pay for access on an hourly basis.

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IBM Addresses MDM Needs with Fiberlink Acquisition

December 18, 2013 10:07 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

IBM today announced the completion of its acquisition of Fiberlink, a privately held mobile management and security company. Fiberlink’s cloud-based MaaS360 will boost the MDM offerings within IBM’s MobileFirst initiative and the solution will be slotted into IBM’s SaaS portfolio. Maas360 will sit atop SoftLayer’s cloud infrastructure.

First News Briefs: Motorola, IBM, RealNetworks, DragonWave

November 13, 2013 10:00 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Motorola today introduced Moto G, featuring a 4.5-inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and Android 4.3 Jellybean with a guaranteed upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat at the beginning of 2014. In the US, Moto G will be sold on Motorola.com, with no contract, no SIM lock and an unlockable bootloader for USD$179 with 8GB of storage and USD$199 for 16GB. Moto G will also be available through various carriers and retailers.

Checking in with IBM’s Cloud After the SoftLayer Acquisition

November 5, 2013 4:35 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

IBM’s not new to the cloud. The IT giant began accelerating its efforts in 2009. But in the competitive public cloud landscape as it is now, with Amazon on the tips of everyone’s tongue and major carriers like Verizon floating their own clouds, IBM has a new ally in recently acquired SoftLayer.

First News Briefs: IBM, CTI Towers, AirTight Networks, Connexient

October 9, 2013 10:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM is announcing new social business and mobile offerings for its 100+ software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution portfolio, integrated cloud capabilities with SoftLayer assets and new integrated systems for hybrid cloud computing environments.

IBM Buys Fraud Protection Software Maker Trusteer

August 15, 2013 3:43 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM is buying fraud protection software maker Trusteer, amid the growing threat of cyberattacks. The Armonk, N.Y., technology services company announced the acquisition Thursday, but didn't disclose how much it paid for Trusteer.

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IBM 2Q Beats Street Despite Revenue Slip

July 18, 2013 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) — IBM said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income fell 17 percent as revenue slipped and it absorbed the cost of layoffs. Net income came to $3.23 billion, or $2.91 per share, down from $3.88 billion, or $3.34 per share, a year earlier. Excluding a $1 billion charge related to layoffs, IBM Corp.'s adjusted earnings came to $3.91 per share.

Sprint Taking Its Connected Car Service to the Cloud

July 10, 2013 10:40 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Sprint’s Velocity connected car platform is earning an upgrade that will store information in the cloud for use across multiple vehicles and devices. The new Velocity Service Bus is leveraging IBM’s MessageSight M2M appliance to put a new suite of functions in place and to store driver preferences and diagnostic information in the cloud.

First News Briefs for June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013 10:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T and IBM today announced a business agreement to deliver a new eCommerce solution that can help retailers provide a consistent shopping experience for customers whether they are shopping online, via a mobile app or in-store.

IBM Buying Cloud Computing Company SoftLayer

June 4, 2013 10:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) — IBM is buying cloud computing company SoftLayer Technologies Inc. to expand its online software business. Financial terms were not disclosed Tuesday. SoftLayer is a privately held company based in Dallas with 13 data centers in the U.S., Asia and Europe.

IBM Announces MobileFirst Enterprise Portfolio

February 21, 2013 9:43 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

IBM has reinvigorated its mobile enterprise portfolio with the announcement of the MobileFirst suite of software and services. The computing giant also announced an expanded relationship with AT&T in order to get these new tools out to more developers.

IBM Acquires Worklight

January 31, 2012 6:49 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

IBM today announced an agreement to acquire Worklight, a privately held Israeli-based provider of mobile software for smartphones and tablets.

Lenovo Says Business Will Focus on Mobile Internet

March 12, 2010 6:38 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Lenovo Group expects wireless Internet products to account for up to 80 percent of its sales within five years as it pursues expansion...

IBM's Communication Sales Slump in 4Q

January 20, 2010 6:55 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

IBM posted slightly improved fourth-quarter results on an uptick in new service contracts, but sales to the communications industry fell slightly.

IBM Launches New Services for BlackBerry Enterprise

September 24, 2009 8:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

IBM announced new subscription-based managed services and support for the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution.

Sun Deal Could Give IBM Entry to Device OS Market

March 26, 2009 9:38 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

If the rumor that IBM will buy out Sun Microsystems comes true, the company would be able to secure a quick, dominant entry into the device operating system market.

IBM Extends Lotus Reach

August 8, 2008 8:11 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM has expanded its relationship with AT&T, Sprint and other wireless carriers to provide broader e-mail access to customers

IBM's Eclipse Answer

March 28, 2008 10:00 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Articles | Comments

IBM says it has figured out how to bring Web 2.0 applications, as well as desktop computing, to mobile phones.

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