IBM To Make Its Cloud Services and
Software Open Sourced-based
IBM recently announced that
all of its cloud services and software will be based on an open cloud
architecture. This move will ensure that innovation in cloud computing is not
hampered by locking businesses into proprietary islands of insecure and
difficult-to-manage offerings. Without industry-wide open standards for cloud
computing, businesses will not be able to fully take advantage of the
opportunities associated with interconnected data, such as mobile computing and
As the first step, the
company today unveiled a new private cloud offering based on the open sourced
OpenStack software that significantly speeds and simplifies managing an
enterprise-grade cloud. Now, for the first time, businesses have a core
set of open source-based technologies to build enterprise-class cloud services
that can be ported across hybrid cloud environments.
IBM Advances Storage Capabilities with Acquisition
of Butterfly Software
IBM recently announced that it has acquired
Butterfly Software Ltd., a privately held data analysis and migration software
company headquartered in Maidenhead, England. Financial terms were not
disclosed. Butterfly will become part of IBM's Software Group.
Butterfly offers storage planning software and
storage migration tools, helping companies save storage space, operational
time, IT budget and power consumption. IBM will use Butterfly to help clients
find new ways to drive greater value from its storage software and hardware
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IBM Drives Flash Technology Deeper into the Enterprise to Speed Big Data Analytics
IBM recently unveiled a strategic initiative to drive Flash technology further into the enterprise to help organizations better tackle the mounting challenges of Big Data.
Flash, a highly efficient re-writable memory, can speed the response times of information gathering in servers and storage systems from milliseconds to microseconds – orders of magnitude faster. Because it contains no moving parts, the technology is also more reliable, durable and more energy efficient than spinning hard drives.
Such benefits have led Flash to pervade the consumer electronics industry and be built into everything from cell phones to tablets. Today, as organizations are challenged by swelling data volumes, increasing demand for faster analytic insights, and rising data center energy costs, Flash is quickly becoming a key requirement to enable the Smarter Enterprise.
IBM announces a definitive agreement to acquire Emptoris Inc., a leading provider of cloud and on-premise analytics software that brings more intelligence to procurement and supply chain operations with spend, supplier and contract management for Smarter Commerce.
The acquisition is the latest addition to IBM's Smarter Commerce initiative, which is aimed at helping companies respond to shifting customer buying patterns. IBM has estimated that the Smarter Commerce initiative is a $20 billion market opportunity in software alone. Emptoris brings to IBM Smarter Commerce a set of new, flexible and integrated solutions that orchestrate and manage the sourcing and procurement of goods and materials as part of supply chain management. Supply chain intelligence using these solutions enables better inventory management and can create large savings opportunities.
With this acquisition, IBM builds on its capabilities in the "buy" aspect of Smarter Commerce and extends it to a new line of c-suite executives - chief procurement officers. Procurement and sourcing professionals increasingly need better supplier management, spend analysis and contract management solutions to lower sourcing costs and risks. Emptoris is a leader in delivering these benefits by automating vendor selection, negotiation, management and compliance.
Wimbledon and IBM
Serve Up Enriched Fan Experience for 2012
Enhanced wimbledon.com website expected to handle
half a billion hits
Live @ Wimbledon – new online TV and radio digital broadcast service
IBM SlamTracker with predictive analytics capabilities gives fans greater
insight into the game
A vibrant new digital environment will greet
tennis fans at this year’s Wimbledon, as the
All England Club and IBM announced the launch of the all new Championships’
wimbledon.com has been completely
re-designed to reflect the heritage and appeal of the event, as well as to
offer the tournament’s anticipated 16 million unique website visitors a more
creative and immersive
experience through improved content, more powerful imagery and intuitive
Built on IBM’s SmartCloud
infrastructure to meet surges in demand, the website integrates a new online
broadcast channel, Live @ Wimbledon alongside the interactive analytics enabled
IBM SlamTracker scoreboard, providing a one stop shop for fans wanting to
interact with The Championships.
IBM Smarter Cities
Solution Enables Maryland
to Expand Health Insurance Options for Citizens
IBM recently announced that one of its
Smarter Cities solutions will be used by Maryland
for its state based health insurance exchange currently under development. The
company will deliver the eligibility and enrollment capabilities the State
needs to enable its citizens to find high quality, affordable health
Maryland has almost six million citizens according to the
latest U.S. Census data. In building the Maryland Health
Connection, the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange will work with the
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and the Department of
Human Resources to expand coverage and improve the quality of citizen health
benefits. The IBM solution -- including software, servers and storage -- will
support plan comparison, eligibility determination and benefit enrollment.
Maryland chose IBM for its ability to manage the unique
requirements of government administered social programs. With more than 3,000
social services processes and rules included, it allows agencies to quickly
introduce new programs and supports federal guidelines for Medicaid and public
Dansk kommune har
valgt CSC som leverandør af kommunal it de næste fire år. Læs hvorfor
it-giganten fik aftalen i hus i KMD-land. Det eksisterende leverancemarked på
driftsmiljøer minder for meget om vilkårene for at lease en bil.
Det mener Michel van
der Linden, der er direktør hos Gribskov Kommune. Og det har fået ham til at
vælge CSC som it-leverandør på en 10 millioner kroners kontrakt, der løber i
fire år med mulighed for forlængelse og mersalg.
fortælle, hvor mange kilometer du forventer at køre i en periode på fire år. Du
får få penge tilbage, hvis du kører mindre, og du betaler rigtigt meget, hvis
du kører en kilometer for meget," siger han.
Han peger på, at
Gribskov Kommune står i en situation med mere og mere samarbejde mellem
kommunerne og med store udbud i sigte fra leverandører, som Kombit kører, og
hvor det ikke er givet, at systemerne fortsat skal driftes af kommunerne selv.
"Man kan ikke som
tidligere sige, at det kun går opad i forhold til serverkraft og
databeholdning. Der kan opstå en situation, hvor vi skal aflevere noget."
Derfor har Gribskov
Kommune søgt en leverandør som vil indgå i en slags samarbejde eller
partnerskab, sådan at der i hele kontraktperioden er incitament til at gøre
tingene bedre og billigere.
Det er også derfor
at kommunen har fundet leverandøren gennem udbud frem for SKI-aftaler, hvilket
er anderledes end man ellers ser, forklarer Michel van der Linden.
ECS og IBM inviterer til IBM Cast Iron workshop, hvor vi vil fokusere
på de forretningsmæssige fordele, samt hvordan løsningen adskiller
sig for de traditionelle integrationsløsninger. Endvidere vil vi
tage udgangspunkt i dine kunders udfordringer og komme med eksempler
på, hvordan du kan afdække din kundens behov for en Cloud-løsning
og dermed stille de rigtige spørgsmål.
desuden ”krydret” med et spændende
indlæg fra Falck,
hvor Bo Ritzau Frydensberg, Senior IT Project Manager fortæller om
deres erfaringer med Cast Iron – herunder baggrund for valg,
overvejelser og ikke mindst gevinsten.
Workshoppen holdes hos
Arrow ECS den 31/1 i Viby og 2/2 i Ballerup.
event for European Consultants and System Integrators
6-7 September 2012
IBM Montpellier, France
In today’s business environment, your
information infrastructure must support big data, helping you store it securely
and access it efficiently. IBM offers storage solutions that make it possible
to generate insight from vast quantities of data – fundamentally changing the
way you use information. You need information infrastructure solutions that can
filter vast quantities of data from almost any connected device; analyzing the
data while still in motion; deciding what, if any, data must be stored; and
even virtually integrating the data with traditional data warehouses.
This one-and-a-half day workshop will go
into the details of IBM Storage solutions and differentiating technologies and
how it can help you storing less data, by moving data to the right place and by
storing more with what’s on the floor. It will consist of presentations and live
demos, and is structured around Information Infrastructure pillars: Data
Protection and Retention, Storage efficiency. Specifically Targeted for Consultants
& System Integrators who are working with Storage systems during their
customer engagements or in their own internal or outsourcing data centers.
The Montpellier CSI Support Group invites
you to a one-and-a-half day workshop during which our experts will present and demonstrate:
strategy and positioning
·IBM Storage optimizers
·SVC and Storwize
·IBM Real Time
We look forward to meeting you in Montpellier. Limited
seats available, please register via your IBM Representative or Technical
smarter about smarter analytics with world-class technical and business
IBM Software event, October 21-25 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Information Management Access the full breadth of software, hardware, services, solutions and
experts from IBM and IBM Business Partners. Learn how IBM can help you drive
innovation, business optimization and competitive differentiation through
Turn enterprise content into business insight using industry-specific solutions
that capture, manage, analyze and share content throughout its entire lifecycle.
Gain the practical know-how you need to maximize the value of your Business
Analytics deployments -- Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics, Analytic
Applications and Financial Performance & Strategy Management.
Executives, managers and key decision makers will enjoy industry and
cross-industry sessions covering issues in business analytics and optimization
and share innovative ideas and strategies using business analytics, information
management and content management.
An event for European Consultants and Systems integrators
IBM Montpellier, France – March 29th - 30th
A private cloud allows you to offer your customers the benefits of cloud computing – self-service, automation, consolidation and metered usage – behind the safety of their firewall on their own virtual private network. Being able to build successful private clouds environments is key for your business. IBM offers multiple pathways for deploying private clouds, ranging from high-touch service engagements, which will take on the entire task of bringing cloud computing to a customer based on their specific needs, to integrated “quick start” solutions such as IBM Service Delivery Manager. For customers who prefer to perform their own integration of private clouds, IBM provides a choice of hardware and software building blocks, along with recommendations and a reference architecture that will help lead the way to a successful deployment.
This one-and-a-half day workshop will go into the details of these solutions. It is targeted specifically at Consultants & System Integrators.
You'll see: How our Cloud Computing technology strategy articulates how our offerings can help you build private Clouds with presentations of Workload Deployer but also TSAM (Tivoli Service automation Manager), ISDM (IBM Service Delivery Manager), TUAM (Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager) or Cast Iron how our storage portfolio integrates in the cloud computing environments how we implemented all these solutions in our Cloud Computing Data Center how to secure your Cloud Computing environments
We look forward to meeting you in Montpellier. Limited seats available, please register via you IBM Representative or Technical Advocate. European delegate flight and hotel cost are covered. There is no charge for attending this event
IBM Doubles its Presence
and CIS Opening 10 New Branches
Part of a $6 million investment to
capture Russian regional growth opportunity in 2012
IBM recently announced the opening of 10 new branch
offices across Russia
and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as part of a major initiative
to capture regional business growth and increase its presence in the fastest
growing markets in the world.
The move is part of an incremental investment of $6
million that IBM will make this year in the Russia and CIS region to expand its
operations and increase its footprint to 22 offices. To strengthen its support
for clients and partners, IBM will also double its staff in the Russian regions
and CIS countries by the end of 2012. IBM will also strengthen its business
partner network across the region to over 4,000 partners this year.
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IBM recently announced it has completed its acquisition of
Texas Memory Systems (TMS), a privately held company based in Houston, Texas.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
IBM announced on August 16, 2012, that it had signed a
definitive agreement to acquire TMS, a leading developer of high-performance
flash memory solutions.
Founded in 1978, TMS designs and sells solid state memory
solutions as the RamSan family of shared rackmount systems and Peripheral
Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) cards. The products are designed to help
companies improve system performance and reduce such critical issues in the
data center as server sprawl, power consumption, cooling, and floor space
requirements. Leveraging such solutions can help organizations save money,
improve performance and invest more in innovation.
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