Key Developments: International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N)

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International Business Machines Corp signs cloud agreement with ABN AMRO
Monday, 1 Dec 2014 07:00am EST 

International Business Machines Corp:Says the company and ABN AMRO have signed a 10-year, multibillion-dollar services agreement to manage the IT infrastructure that supports the bank's operations globally.Says the agreement includes the implementation of a private IBM cloud together with further standardization and simplification of the existing IT landscape, from mobile computing to mainframe infrastructure.Says the new agreement with IBM provides fully managed services for mainframe, servers, storage, end-user computing, help desk as well as application support, and is part of an enterprise-wide transformation initiative at ABN AMRO.  Full Article

Barcelona Metropolitan Area selects International Business Machines Corp smarter cities technology to help manage parks and beaches
Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 06:00am EST 

International Business Machines Corp and Barcelona Metropolitan Area:Announced an agreement to use IBM technology to help more effectively manage beaches and parks within the Barcelona Metropolitan Area territorial jurisdiction.Barcelona Metropolitan Area will use analytics tools on its beaches and parks within its jurisdiction to manage datasets from multiple sources, as well as cloud computing to help make better decisions.  Full Article

Lufthansa accelerates digital transformation with International Business Machines Corp
Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 12:10am EST 

International Business Machines Corp:Says that it has signed a seven-year one billion Euro outsourcing contract to deliver IT infrastructure services for the Deutsche Lufthansa AG and its Group companies.Says According to the agreement, which is subject in particular to the approval of the Lufthansa Supervisory Board and antitrust authorities.IBM will first optimize the airline's IT processes to increase efficiency, which is expected to generate an estimated cost savings by an average of about 70 million Euro annually for the Lufthansa Group.Says this agreement is in line with the terms and conditions as published already in Oct.  Full Article

WOOX innovations signs 10-year agreement with International Business Machines Corp to move to Hybrid Cloud Model
Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 12:00pm EST 

International Business Machines Corp:Signs 10 year, large-scale services agreement with WOOX Innovations to move key operations to the IBM Cloud, including global supply chain, over 100 business applications and core IT infrastructure services.Agreement will support WOOX Innovations' goal of achieving its next level of transformation and growth, and will provide it with benefits including efficiencies in supply chain, operations and technology, as well as process enhancements across a diverse set of functional areas.  Full Article

Kenya Power taps International Business Machines Corp (IBM) Real Time Data Solutions
Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 07:00am EST 

Kenya Power:Says selection of International Business Machines Corp.For an automated system that will provide a real time status of all business processes.This will enable Kenya Power to implement its strategic expansion plans.  Full Article

JDA and International Business Machines Corp collaborate to deliver advanced omni-channel fulfillment capabilities that drive engaging customer experiences
Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 03:00am EST 

JDA Software Group Inc and International Business Machines Corp (IBM):Says an initiative to provide solutions that help organizations deliver engaging customer experiences by intelligently processing and fulfilling product orders in most efficient and cost effective manner possible.Together IBM and JDA will provide an integrated omni-channel supply chain that enables businesses to make smarter sourcing decisions in real time and give their customers best buying experience possible.This new initiative will provide holistic approach to solving this problem by synchronizing comprehensive order capture and order management with precision retail planning, efficient labor productivity and intelligent fulfillment.  Full Article

International Business Machines Corp (IBM), Forschungszentrum Julich and NVIDIA team to establish POWER Acceleration and Design Center
Monday, 10 Nov 2014 10:24am EST 

International Business Machines Corp (IBM):Says in collaboration with NVIDIA, and the Julich Supercomputing Center, part of the research center in Germany, announced plans for a new competency center to advance the creation and optimization of research applications on GPU-accelerated OpenPOWER compatible systems.In addition to expanding software ecosystems around OpenPOWER, this new collaboration will create opportunities to develop advanced HPC skills and drive the creation of new technologies to bring value to customers globally.Through the creation of the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community formed in late 2013 with over 70 members to date, a new ecosystem based on the POWER architecture is emerging that will lead to novel solutions for high-end HPC systems.  Full Article

International Business Machines Corp and Repsol launch collaboration for oil industry applications
Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 08:00am EDT 

International Business Machines Corp (IBM) and Repsol S.A:Says world's first research collaboration.To leverage cognitive technologies that will help transform the oil and gas industry.IBM and Repsol are jointly developing two prototype cognitive applications specifically designed to augment Repsol's strategic decision making in the optimization of oil reservoir production and in acquisition of new oil fields.Oil and gas industry boasts some of most advanced geological, geophysical and chemical science in world.  Full Article

Twitter and International Business Machines Corp form global partnership to transform enterprise decisions
Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 11:58am EDT 

International Business Machines Corp:Says the company and Twitter announced a partnership that will help transform how businesses and institutions understand their customers, markets and trends - and inform every business decision.Says the alliance brings together Twitter data that distinctively represents the public pulse of the planet with IBM's cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms, and consulting services.Collaboration will focus on three areas - Integration of Twitter data with IBM analytics services on the cloud, New data-intensive capabilities for the enterprise and Specialized enterprise consulting.Says the partnership will draw upon the skills of tens of IBM Global Business Services consultants and application professionals including consultants from the industry's only integrated Strategy and Analytics practice.  Full Article

International Business Machines approves quarterly cash dividend; Authorizes $5 bln for Stock Repurchase
Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 12:25pm EDT 

International Business Machines Corp:Declares a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.10 per common share.Payable on Dec. 10 to stockholders of record Nov. 10.Says board authorized $5 bln in additional funds for use in the stock repurchase program.  Full Article


IBM to share technology with China in strategy shift: CEO

BEIJING - IBM Corp will share technology with Chinese firms and will actively help build China's industry, CEO Virginia Rometty said in Beijing as she set out a strategy for one of the foreign firms hardest hit by China's shifting technology policies.

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