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IBM believes that mobile technology lies at the core of our ability to build a Smarter Planet.  Mobile technologies are improving the quality of life for all inhabitants.  In 2009, IBM announced a $100 million investment in the advancement of mobile services and capabilities for businesses and consumers worldwide.  Called IBM's Mobile Web Big Bet, the initiative is already making an impact in even the most remote regions of our world.  And, we are only at the tip of the iceberg in understanding the power and significant impact of mobile technology.  Through advancements in hardware and software and joint collaborations, millions of people who have bypassed using the PC as their primary method of accessing the Internet are instead turning to inexpensive mobile devices for all kinds of things - from managing large forces of enterprise field workers and conducting financial transactions to entertainment, shopping and more.

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Mobile device makers (MDMs), confronted by numerous challenges to growth and profitability, are looking to develop new avenues to expand their core device offerings. Based on a recent consumer survey by the IBM Institute for Business Value, we believe the rapidly growing market for mobile Internet services may provide just the ticket to revitalize MDM growth and send them profitably into the next decade.

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News releases
Date Title
09 Feb 2011 IBM Helps Organizations Secure Mobile and Instrumented Devices - Smartphones, Meters and Beyond
31 Jan 2011 IBM Brings Social Business to the Cloud, Mobile Devices
17 Jan 2011 IBM and ARM to Collaborate on Advanced Semiconductor Technology for Mobile Electronics
17 Dec 2010 IBM to Collaborate with Leading Singapore Institutions Using Analytics to Improve the Quality of Water, Transportation and Energy Services in a City
11 Nov 2010 Brazil's Largest Mobile Operator Increases Sales 30 percent with IBM Marketing Automation Software
04 Nov 2010 Made in IBM Labs: California State Water Control Board Partners with IBM to Improve Water Quality
26 Oct 2010 IBM Introduces New Software to Help Customers Identify Critical Insights and Manage Business Content
25 Oct 2010 Visa Receives 2010 IBM Award for Innovation
22 Oct 2010 IBM Delivers New Mobile Software for Smarter Maintenance of Cities, Campuses and Businesses
15 Oct 2010 National Smarter-Car Research Network Established at McMaster University
07 Oct 2010 Varsity Cheer and Dance Apparel Company Doubles Sales Using IBM Software
23 Sep 2010 Singapore Airlines Turns to IBM to Empower Its Geographically Distributed Workforce
01 Sep 2010 IBM Helps Construction Firm Boost Number of Clients by 40% Through Mobile Real-Time Trends Analysis
04 Aug 2010 IBM and IIT Bombay to Collaborate on Mobile Web Research
15 Jul 2010 IBM Bolsters Scientific Research to Improve Healthcare Quality and Costs Globally
15 Jul 2010 Peking University People’s Hospital Partners with IBM to Build China’s First Evidence-Based Patient Centric Care System
17 Jun 2010 IBM Collaboration Software to Support the Android Platform
16 Jun 2010 IBM Helps Mobile Communications Providers Gain Control of Cell Sites
16 Jun 2010 IBM Delivers a New Level of Intelligence to the Expanding Mobile Business Market
16 Jun 2010 Made in IBM Labs: New 'Email Triage' Technology Helps Manage Urgent Issues on Mobile Devices
08 Jun 2010 IBM Expands Collaboration Software Support to Include iPad
12 Apr 2010 IBM Helps Media and Entertainment Industry Meet the Challenges of Delivering Content in the Digital Age
08 Apr 2010 IBM and Tanzanian Government Sign Collaboration Agreement
10 Mar 2010 IBM to Collaborate With Universities to Make Mobile Devices More Accessible


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    Improving polluted waterways

    Date added: 03 Nov 2010

    The power of crowdsourcing utilized in Creek Watch provides a platform to explore environmentally conscious mobile apps that will help improve conditions in the world we live in and build a smarter planet.

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    New Tech Era in Africa

    Date added: 28 Jun 2011

    IBM Chairman and CEO Samuel J. Palmisano (right) and Bharti Airtel Chairman and Managing Director Sunil Bharti Mittal participate in a press conference on Friday, September 17 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya to announce the selection of IBM to manage Bharti Airtel’s mobile communications network in Africa.  The agreement was finalized in December 2010. The move is anticipated to accelerate Africa's emerging mobile communications market.

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    Sales opportunities trend analysis is made available real-time on the BlackBerry via IBM Web services and iEnterprises' Mobile Edge application.

    Date added: 08 Sep 2010

    Sales opportunities trend analysis is made available real-time on the BlackBerry via IBM Web services and iEnterprises' Mobile Edge application.

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    IBM Mass Lab - Littleton campus

    Date added: 18 Jun 2010

    The IBM Mass Lab is IBM's largest Software Development Lab in North America. A campus comprised of sites in Littleton and Westford, Massachusetts, the IBM Mass Lab brings together 3,400 of IBM's best and brightest minds in the industry to design and develop first-of-a-kind solutions to respond to customers’ computing challenges.

Contact(s) for the Press kit

Kendra Collins
IBM Media Relations