Connections enterprise social networking upgraded by IBM

IBM is releasing a new version of its Connections enterprise social networking (ESN) software, which companies use to give their employees social media capabilities adapted for workplace collaboration, such as employee profiles and blogging.

Enhancements in IBM Connections 4.0 include a more interactive activity stream, broader support for mobile devices, more granular usage analytics and integration with email and calendar systems, according to Heidi Ambler, director of product management for IBM Social Software. It is available immediately.

IBM set to replace Siebel with open-source SugarCRM

IBM is planning to replace its Siebel based customer relationship management (CRM) products with software owned by open-source software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendor SugarCRM, according to The Wall Street Journal.

This is the second major contract loss for Siebel, as HP recently revealed that it too would be replacing the platform with products provided by SaaS vendor

IBM pushes new integrated, lower-cost Linux servers

IBM is offering a combination of the Linux OS and Power7 processors in new servers aimed at virtualization and big data needs for mid-market businesses

IBM announced new "affordable" Linux servers on Wednesday as the company tries to push its new category of preconfigured servers for virtualization and big data to midmarket and enterprise customers.

IBM unveils new line of integrated systems

Anticipating a growing need for larger preconfigured systems, IBM has unveiled a new product line of integrated sets of IBM hardware and software, called PureSystems.

"We see this as a major new category of systems, one different from appliances and custom solutions," said Marie Wieck, IBM general manager for application and integration middleware.

IBM targets comprehensive mobile app development support

IBM is trying to replicate the success it's had with WebSphere in the mobile market.

IBM buys Worklight for mobile software platform

IBM on Tuesday announced plans to buy Worklight, a move that will give it a range of cross-platform mobile application development technologies. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the first quarter, were not disclosed.

Cloud : le service IaaS IBM SmartCloud Entreprise s’offre un coup de neuf

Le service IaaS sur le cloud public de Big Blue, IBM SmartCloud Entreprise, est disponible dans une nouvelle version, moins chère, et disposant de davantage de fonctionnalités.

IBM a décidé de procéder au toilettage de son offre IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) sur le cloud public, IBM SmartCloud Entreprise.

IBM results, fiscal year 2011

IBM quarterly results show modest gains, falls slightly short of analyst expectations for its fourth-quarter 2011 results
IBM brought its fiscal 2011 year to a close with modest gains in both revenue and net income, the company reported Thursday.

For the quarter that ended Dec. 31, IBM reported revenue of $29.5 billion, up 2 percent from the same quarter in the prior year. Net income was $5.5 billion, up 4 percent.

IBM launches enterprise social collaboration apps for tablets

Responding to increased use of tablets within workplaces, IBM will release on Wednesday several mobile applications designed to let employees use IBM enterprise social collaboration software with iPads and other mobile devices.

The new applications, free to customers with active licenses of the IBM software being tapped, have been built specifically for tablet interfaces and have security, IT management and compliance features.

Q3-2011, Serveurs : IBM et HP se partagent la première place

Les chiffres de Gartner sont tombés : IBM a repris la première place du marché des serveurs… en valeur. Mais HP garde la place de leader en volume.

Le bilan de Gartner sur le marché des serveurs au troisième trimestre 2011 est sans appel : avec une progression de son chiffre d’affaires de 3,5%, à 3,84 milliards de dollars, IBM retrouve la première place en valeur. Mais Big Blue reste loin derrière en volume, où HP conserve siège.

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