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For SAP, It’s the Cloud or Bust

The company also continues to bet big on its HANA in-memory technology. But can it fend off giant rivals and hungry startups? continue…

Lenovo to Acquire Motorola Mobility for $3 Billion

Posted In Mobile Development
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The world’s No. 1 PC maker, Lenovo, which last week announced it’s buying IBM’s x86 server business for $2.3 billion, plans to acquire Motorola Mobility from Google, according to Google’s announcement Wednesday. For Motorola Mobility employees, the announcement marks another round of uncertainty with a new owner. Just 20 months ago, Google closed its $12.5 billion acquisition with Motorola Mobility and initiated a string of deep cuts. Google inherited approximately 19,000 Motorola Mobility employees, but sacked 4,000 employees in 2012,… continue…

IBM Sheds Datacenter Gear to Chase Cloud, HPC

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For the second time in ten years, Lenovo has acquired a hardware business from IBM. continue…

Lenovo Acquires IBM Server Business

The $2.3 billion deal will see Lenovo seize a big chunk of IBM’s hardware portfolio. continue…

Hardware Jobs in Jeopardy at IBM

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Look for more staff cuts at IBM – especially in hardware – after the company’s quarterly earnings fell below analysts’ estimates. Big Blue reported fourth-quarter revenue of $27.7 billion, while Wall Street had expected the number to be more like $28.25 billion. Though revenues were slightly off at the technology services and business services groups, IBM’s hardware business dropped 3.5 percentage points to 35.6 percent, continuing the decline of the unit. Now word’s come that the company’s worked a deal… continue…

Crunch Time for IBM

With its hardware sales declining, IBM’s bet on Watson is becoming more and more crucial. continue…

IBM to Spend $1.2 Billion on 30 Cloud Datacenters by 2015

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IBM has committed $1.2 billion to 15 new datacenters for its cloud in 2014, with plans for another 15 in 2015. continue…

“Her”: When Your OS Loves You Back, Things Get Messy

The new movie presents a future not too far removed from this one. But do we really want emotional AI? continue…

IBM’s Watson Could Intensify Analytics Competition

Big Blue’s “cognitive computing” platform could kick off a new software race with its biggest rivals. continue…

IBM Investing $1 Billion in Watson Business Unit

But no matter how well Watson can read, understand and analyze, the platform will need to earn lots of money. continue…