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No Longer Competitors, Apple and IBM a Natural Fit

July 22, 2014 4:12 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

One of the world's largest providers of enterprise software applications and services on a "mobile-first" mission, and arguably the most well-known consumer mobile device manufacturer ever, are now collaborators. It was probably a more natural union than many imagined when Apple and IBM recently announced their partnership. 

FirstNews Briefs: NVIDIA, IBM, Garmin, MegaPath, Alcatel-Lucent

July 22, 2014 9:31 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

NVIDIA today launched the newest members of the NVIDIA SHIELD family — the SHIELD tablet and the...

Apple Strengthens Enterprise Position with IBM Partnership

July 15, 2014 5:16 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The partnership centers around a new class of business apps that will run on iOS devices. The...

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, HP, TIM Brasil, Oi SA, Aptilo, Atmel, IBM, Zain

June 9, 2014 10:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T today announced it has added HP to its network-enabled cloud ecosystem. AT&T...

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FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, nTelos, AT&T, IBM, Globalstar, Broadcom, Xiaomi

May 22, 2014 9:39 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint Corporation and NTELOS Holdings Corp. today announced that Sprint and NTELOS Inc. reached an amended agreement to extend their Strategic Network Alliance (SNA) through 2022. Under the agreement, nTelos will continue to serve as the exclusive network provider for Sprint in the SNA territory, which covers approximately 2.1 million people in West Virginia and the western part of Virginia.

FirstNews Briefs: IBM, KPN, Walmart, T-Mobile, AT&T, Mosaik Solutions

May 20, 2014 9:23 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Walmart will offer T-Mobile connected tablets. The Trio AXS 3G Quad Core tablet will be available starting May 17 and will be priced at $179. The HP Slate 7 HD tablet will be available starting in June and will be priced at $229. Both tablets are 4G-enabled but neither support LTE.

IBM Opens BlueMix Garage, Adds to BlueMix Platform

April 29, 2014 10:53 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

LAS VEGAS - IBM announced the opening of its first BlueMix Garage, a shop in San Francisco that will allow cloud application developers to work with IBM professionals. The first BlueMix Garage is already taking on projects and IBM expects it to be fully up and running by June. The initial location is inside Galvanize, an entrepreneurial campus that predicts it will house 200 startups by the end of 2014.

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IBM Takes on Amazon, Google with New Cloud Marketplace

April 28, 2014 5:13 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

IBM today launched a cloud marketplace that puts its cloud portfolio and third-party services under one roof, divided for three user groups from the enterprise: developers, IT managers and business leaders. The new marketplace houses IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and other software and service options. Additionally, it will be a hub for content like code, case studies and videos.

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 services. The IT giant first launched MobileFirst at Mobile World Congress 2013 and has since seen the rapid shift towards mobile enterprise. Rich Esposito, general manager for mobility services at IBM, said that at the outset of enterprise mobility four or five years ago, the focus was on BYOD and MDM.

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 announced a significant network upgrade that will give Elisa the broadband capacity needed to meet the demands of next-generation services and applications.

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 processors for networking equipment, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the Comcerto CPE communications processor business of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. This business includes a series of multicore, ARM-based embedded processors and associated software, a team, and Tier One customers spanning the globe.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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