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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

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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…

Watson Becomes Available for App Developers

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Watson, the IBM supercomputer that won $1 million playing Jeopardy in 2011, is now becoming available to app developers. The system that was built for Jeopardy was not your everyday PC. With 2,880 cores and 16 TB of RAM running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, it cost roughly $3 million. Its processing speed can read a million books a second, approximately 500 GB of data. On the day of the TV show, it had 200 million pages of structured and… continue…

IBM and Colleges Partner on Security, Big Data

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IBM is partnering with colleges and universities to prepare workers for the jobs it needs filled, especially in areas like cybersecurity and Big Data. The company provides technology and materials to the schools, and students come out trained and comfortable with its tools. Another eleven schools recently joined Big Blue’s Cyber Security Innovation Program: Fordham University, Georgia Institute of Technology, San Jose State University, Southern Methodist University, Technische Universitat Darmstadt in Germany, Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore, Universidad Cenfotec in Costa… continue…