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When Will IT Giants Start Dumping Hardware Divisions?

IBM, Oracle, HP and other firms face anemic server and PC sales, with no salvation in sight. How long until they dump hardware entirely? continue…

IBM Making Watson Show Its (Medical) Work

IBM’s WatsonPaths and Watson EMR Assistant are new tools designed to make healthcare analytics more transparent for medical experts. continue…

Amazon Wins Next Round in CIA Cloud Battle

Posted In Cloud
Amazon and IBM are at each other’s throats over a lucrative contract for a CIA private cloud. continue…

How Open-Source Could Help Fight Malaria

IBM and a pair of universities are creating more efficient disease-tracking models with the STEM open-source modeling application. continue…

Justice Department Hits IBM Over H-1B Hiring Practices

Posted In Looking in Tech
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IBM reached a settlement with Department of Justice over allegations it discriminated against U.S. software and apps developers by favoring job applicants who held H-1B visas or foreign student visas, according to a statement by the Department of Justice on Friday. The Justice Department hit IBM for allegedly violating the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, when it posted online job openings for software and apps developers. In the job postings, IBM allegedly stated a preference for F-1… continue…

IBM Investing Another $1 Billion in Linux

This marks the second time that IBM’s devoted that much money to the operating system’s continuing development. continue…

IBM to Eliminate Retiree Health Plan

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IBM plans to eliminate its company-sponsored health plan for retirees eligible for Medicare, according to The Wall Street Journal. In its place, Big Blue will provide annual contributions to a health-related retirement account, which retirees would draw from to pay for supplemental Medicare via an insurance exchange. The move is expected to save IBM money by eliminating the need to directly cover rising insurance premiums in favor of a set annual payment for plan participants. According to documents sent to… continue…

Mainframes, Hyperscale Blades Hint at Server Market Shift

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Two years of revenue declines suggest more than economic weakness as customers shift focus to hyperscale datacenters and the cloud. continue…

Why Amazon’s Fighting So Hard for a CIA Cloud Contract

Amazon and IBM are battling over a contract to provide the intelligence agency with private-cloud infrastructure. continue…

IBM Getting Into Financial-Analytics Game

In theory, an analytics platform can help companies better manage credit risk. continue…