Small and midsized organizations will deploy cloud services more readily than their larger counterparts, predicted the IBM general manager for midmarket sales at a company event Tuesday. As a result, IBM is aggressively pursuing this market, namely by helping partners market the company's PaaS (platform-as-a-service) to these potential customers.
IBM will commit $1 billion in financing to help credit-qualified small and medium businesses (SMBs) over the next 18 months to take advantage of a new suite of advanced technologies such as analytics and cloud computing. This effort is designed to help SMBs spur innovation and drive economic growth by making credit more easily accessible, with approvals in less than 60 seconds, through IBM Global Financing.
The company known as International Business Machines turns 100 years old today, and it’s been one hell of a ride.
In the dynamic American economy, not many companies make it this long — much less remain this successful. You can probably count them on one hand: Ford. GE. Several banks, which have merged and acquired themselves right out of recognition.
IBM launches operation software package for cities IBM plans to integrate its various applications for cities into one offering as it attempts to tap into a growing market.
In many respects, Big Blue is following the money. IDC reckons that information technology upgrades for cities will be worth $57 billion in 2014, up from $34 billion in 2011.
IBM announced a cloud-computing service that will let universities and colleges build custom private clouds that can be integrated into public cloud services. IBM also has a similar initiative underway for K-12 schools.
IBM recently released enhancements to its IBM Sametime platform with improvements that deliver native and third-party audio and video conferencing in browser-based meetings, and extend unified communications to new mobile devices.