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This Woman Will Be The Next CEO Of IBM

[credit provider=”IBM”] IBM’s board of directors has just announced that president and CEO Sam Palmisano is stepping down at the end of the year.He will be replaced by Virginia “Ginni” Rommety, as expected.
This Woman Will Be The Next CEO Of IBM
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IBM Shares Are Falling Post-Market, As Revenue Comes In Light

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ibm_px_xt_color.jpg”] Shares of IBM are sliding by about 2% after hours after the company said that revenue had come in a bit light in Q2.A top-line of $26.1 billion is just below estimates of $26.3 billion.
IBM Shares Are Falling Post-Market, As Revenue Comes In Light
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This 26-Year Old Founder Is Raising $100 Million To Take On Giants Like Microsoft

[credit provider=”Fortune Live Media via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortunelivemedia/5959218821/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Aaron Levie is unusual for a 26-year-old CEO—he’s much more excited about business software than consumer products like Foursquare.Levie founded Box.net, an online service for sharing and collaborating on documents and other files, in 2005.
This 26-Year Old Founder Is Raising $100 Million To Take On Giants Like Microsoft
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65% Of IBM Workers Now Live Outside The U.S.

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ibm_px_xt_color.jpg”] As IBM celebrates its 100th birthday, many observers are rightly calling attention to the many strategic changes the company put itself through to remain relevant amidst dramatic technological and economic change. But one of the biggest transformations IBM went through is less about computers and more […]
65% Of IBM Workers Now Live Outside The U.S.
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IBM, Microsoft, And The Long Strange Trip To Your Pocket

30 years ago IBM introduced the world-altering IBM PC. Back then, I was a high-school senior who had very little experience with computers of any kind. I knew of their existence, having in 11th grade stealed away into the maths lab to play a “video” game with no graphics, just coordinates and commands […]
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Bill Gates Wrote The First PC Game In A Night

[credit provider=”AP”] The IBM PC shipped 30 years ago tomorrow, and every single unit came with a game that was coded by Bill Gates himself in a late night sessionHarry McCracken at Technologizer has a remarkable slideshow of IBM PC oddities today. 
Bill Gates Wrote The First PC Game In A Night
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Which Tech Stocks Did Best During The Last Recession?

[credit provider=”IBM” url=”http://www.almaden.ibm.com/almaden20/images/08-25-2003%2002;44;20PM.jpg”] If the market crashes of the last few days indicate that the U.S. economy is slipping into another recession, are there any safe havens among tech stocks?Let’s get this out of the way first: past results don’t predict future performance.
Which Tech Stocks Did Best During The Last Recession?
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Google Buys More Ammunition In The Global Patent War

[credit provider=”AP”] Google bought a portfolio of patents from IBM, Bloomberg reports.This is another step in the global patent arms race, which got even hotter recently because of all the patent litigation swirling around Android and the many battles between Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Oracle, HTC (did we miss anyone?), […]
Google Buys More Ammunition In The Global Patent War
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A Quick Look At The 30-Year History Of MS DOS

[credit provider=”Dylan Love”] That iconic black screen and blinking cursor are no longer in active use, but they’re hardly forgotten.It was 30 years ago today that Microsoft released DOS to the world, but the things that happened behind the scenes would shock you.
A Quick Look At The 30-Year History Of MS DOS
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INSTANT MBA: Take Advantage Of Competitors That Are Easy To Challenge

[credit provider=”IBM” url=”http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/biography/10066.wss”] Today’s advice comes from Steve Mills, IBM’s head of software and systems, in an interview with IDG news:”All public companies have a motivation to make money. It’s not a matter of, they’re the only ones that think about making money. But some companies are more aggressive in […]
INSTANT MBA: Take Advantage Of Competitors That Are Easy To Challenge
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Where’s That Darn File? Why Document Management Matters

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Pension Risk Matters” url=”http://www.bvallc.com/pensionblog/2006_09_01_archive.html”] If you’re in business, you create documents.Whether they’re legal records, product plans, strategy memos, or even just records of meetings or casual brainstorming sessions, those documents have value to somebody somewhere in your organisation.
Where’s That Darn File? Why Document Management Matters
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INSTANT MBA: If You Miss The “Shifts,” You’ll Miss The Future

[credit provider=”IBM”] Today’s advice comes from IBM CEO Sam Palmisano’s interview with Forbes: “We invented the PC but viewed it incorrectly. We saw it as a gadget, a personal productivity tool. Unlike Intel and Microsoft, we didn’t see it as a platform. We missed the shift. So the lesson to […]
INSTANT MBA: If You Miss The “Shifts,” You’ll Miss The Future
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9 Everyday Tech Tools Made Possible By 100 Years Of IBM

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] IBM’s Centennial anniversary is fast approaching (as in TODAY), and their 100 years of hard work shouldn’t go unnoticed.Behind every major technological advance, you’re likely to find IBM’s name floating around somewhere. Here are 9 of our favourite IBM-aided innovations.
9 Everyday Tech Tools Made Possible By 100 Years Of IBM
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The 15 Most Innovative Companies Of All Time

[credit provider=”Motorla”] U.S tech companies have been the driving forces behind innovation in America for over two hundred years.Together IBM and General Electric have filed over 1.5 million patents, 60 times the number filed by the U.S. government.
The 15 Most Innovative Companies Of All Time
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Who Are Microsoft, Oracle, And HP Most Likely To Buy Next?

[credit provider=”wikimedia commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carcharhinus_perezi_-_jackfish_attack.jpg”] This year could see increased M&A activity by well capitalised tech companies that need to spur growth, according to a new report by GigaOm Pro.The report, written by Jake Lynch (from The Street) and Kevin Kelleher, looks at likely buyers based on their cash, debt, and […]
Who Are Microsoft, Oracle, And HP Most Likely To Buy Next?
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The 29 Most Valuable Brands In The World

[credit provider=”wiki commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Peter_Paul_Rubens_115.jpg”] After hit after hit after hit, Apple has finally emerged as the most valuable brand in the world.Apple’s brand is worth a $153.3 billion, a stunning 84 per cent increase from last year, according to the definitive list from BrandZ.
The 29 Most Valuable Brands In The World
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The Rise And Fall Of The Man Who Invented The Portable Computer

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Osborne1.jpg”] Apple didn’t invent the portable computer. Neither did Toshiba. Or IBM.The first portable computer was created in April 1981 by a company called Osborne, led by a journalist turned entrepreneur named Adam Osborne.
The Rise And Fall Of The Man Who Invented The Portable Computer
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IBM Nailed By SEC For Decade Long Bribery In Asia

The SEC has sued IBM for bribing Chinese and South Korean government officials with cash, gifts, and travel, in exchange for government contracts. The Wall Street Journal reported the lawsuit this afternoon.
IBM Nailed By SEC For Decade Long Bribery In Asia
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Apotheker Shows Some Fire At HP Event

Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker hasn’t been known for his fiery presentation style — he comes from SAP, and is well versed in the calm tones of enterprise computing. Which is why it was so refreshing to see him show some fire at today’s HP strategy event in San Francisco.
Apotheker Shows Some Fire At HP Event
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Why IBM’s Watson Computer Is Still A Moron

[credit provider=”IBM”] The computer is a moron” – Peter DruckerComputer programming technology is still dominated by “if – then” logic.  That means computers are still using logic (human programmed) to determine the answer to a question which must be part of a pool of answers. 
Why IBM’s Watson Computer Is Still A Moron
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14 Questions You Always Wanted To Ask The Creators Of Watson

[credit provider=”ap”] Reddit blog readers requested someone who worked on Watson over in IAMA, and IBM Watson Research team  to answer questions about Watson, how it was developed and how IBM plans to use it in the future.Below are answers to the top 10 questions, along with some bonus common […]
14 Questions You Always Wanted To Ask The Creators Of Watson
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IBM’s Watson May Have Accomplished The Impossible

[credit provider=”ap”] IBM is not known for being cool.At a party thrown by IBM a couple weeks ago in San Francisco to celebrate the company’s 100th birthday this year, what stuck out most wasn’t the video demonstration of 100 years of innovation (IBM invented the barcode!) or the great appetizers […]
IBM’s Watson May Have Accomplished The Impossible
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Here’s The Real Reason IBM Is Building Its “Watson” Computer

[credit provider=”wikimedia commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1987-04-22Jeopardy!Podiums1.jpg”] IBM’s Watson is gearing up for a championship round of Jeopardy against brainiacs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter next month.To prep, the supercomputer has sparred against dozens of former Jeopardy Tournament of Champions.
Here’s The Real Reason IBM Is Building Its “Watson” Computer
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IBM Wants To Help Businesses Escape From The PC

[credit provider=”Leif K-Brooks”] IBM is rolling out a new product that is meant to replace the traditional PC running a local operating system and applications.The idea is to help businesses save the expense and hassle of managing a bunch of PCs. Eventually, it might help them break the  PC upgrade […]
IBM Wants To Help Businesses Escape From The PC
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POLL: Which Of These Tech Companies Will Celebrate Its 100th Birthday?

[credit provider=”Amy via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/amylovesyah/3336739744/”] IBM has released a self-congratulatory video for its 100th birthday made by filmmaker Errol Morris and scored by minimalist composer Philip Glass.It’s an interesting document in its own right, explaining the origins of bar codes and airline reservation systems. But it also got us to […]
POLL: Which Of These Tech Companies Will Celebrate Its 100th Birthday?
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IBM Beats Street, Stock Jumps

[credit provider=”IBM”] IBM shares are up More than 2% after hours after the company reported fourth quarter earnings ahead of analyst estimates, including record quarterly revenue and earnings. Hardware was the biggest contributor to the growth.Revenue was $29.0 billion, up 7% from last year (adjusting for currency fluctuations) and nearly […]
IBM Beats Street, Stock Jumps
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IBM Beats Expectations, Stock Falls In After Hours Trading

[credit provider=”IBM”] IBM just beat the Street’s earnings expectations on revenue and EPS. But, the stock’s getting crushed in after hours trading, down ~3%.A tipster suggests IBM is falling because it only delivered this EPS beat thanks to share repurchases. In the release, IBM says it made $3.7 billion of […]
IBM Beats Expectations, Stock Falls In After Hours Trading
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IBM CEO Shreds HP, Mark Hurd

[credit provider=”IBM”] IBM CEO Sam Palmisano is throwing hard punches at HP and its departed CEO Mark Hurd.In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Palmisano says HP spent way too much on 3PAR, but it had “no choice,” because, “Hurd cut out all the research and development.”
IBM CEO Shreds HP, Mark Hurd
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Facebook Is Now The Best Tech Company To Work For

[credit provider=”Glassdoor.com”] A couple of weeks ago we took a look at the top 25 tech workplaces, based on employee reviews at Glassdoor.We’re here to tell you there’s been a little shakeup atop the list.
Facebook Is Now The Best Tech Company To Work For
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IBM’s Amazing Profit Secret: Fire Americans

[credit provider=”AP”] Here is an Email from “Voice in the Dark” about IBM and outsourcing. VID writes …Hello Mish I read your blog every day. I do not comment much, but I think the MSM and most blogs are missing out on the greatest story not being told. Large corporations […]
IBM’s Amazing Profit Secret: Fire Americans
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Former IBM Exec Moffat To Waive Indictment In Galleon Case

Though Wall Street’s obsession with the tangled web that is the Galleon insider trading case has abated a bit, the defendants are still working their way through the system.Robert Moffat, a former senior VP at IBM, is reportedly going to waive his right to an indictment and has agreed to […]
Former IBM Exec Moffat To Waive Indictment In Galleon Case
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Former Economist.com Publisher Ben Edwards Heads To IBM Digital

Former Economist.com publisher and executive vice president Ben Edwards has jumped to IBM in a newly created position as vice president of digital strategy and development.He will be charged with expanding the company’s Smarter Planet site, mobile apps, and social media presence. Smarter Planet, IBM’s corporate site, aims to help […]
Former Economist.com Publisher Ben Edwards Heads To IBM Digital
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The 15 Blown Tech Deals Of The Decade

[preserve] [/preserve] [preserve] [/preserve] The decade is littered with huge deals that could have changed the business world, but for whatever reason, never materialised.
The 15 Blown Tech Deals Of The Decade
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IBM, NetSuite, and Sybase Are Looking To Buy, Too

Cheap valuations and glimmers of economic recovery are tempting cash-rich technology companies to seek acquisitions, and the second half of 2009 could see some steady dealmaking. Having assessed the damage to their balance sheets — at least for now — from the recession, tech companies from behemoths like IBM to […]
IBM, NetSuite, and Sybase Are Looking To Buy, Too
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Oracle Buys Sun Microsystems

Oracle will acquire Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of Sun’s cash and debt. The deals comes after IBM withdrew its offer to buy Sun earlier this month.
Oracle Buys Sun Microsystems
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Sun Micro Pulls A Jerry Yang

Sun Micrososystems (JAVA) apparently still thinks it’s the same company it was in the mid-1990s.  Alas, the market knows better.
Sun Micro Pulls A Jerry Yang
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IBM Twisting Arms In Support Of ‘Open’ Cloud Computing*

As expected, IBM’s (IBM) so-called “Open Cloud Manifesto” — basically an appeal to the industry to make their cloud computing components work together around common standards — is officially out this morning (it leaked late last week).
IBM Twisting Arms In Support Of ‘Open’ Cloud Computing*
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Microsoft Readies For Another Big Tech Battle

Last night we learned major tech companies have been secretly working on something called the “Cloud Manifesto,” a new set of standards to define how different clouds might work together.
Microsoft Readies For Another Big Tech Battle
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IBM: We’re Still Committed To Virtual Worlds

Earlier this week, we wondered if the departure of IBM’s (IBM) “Metaverse Evangelist” means the company is scaling back its interest in virtual worlds and Second Life. We haven’t heard much from the group in months, which only added to our speculation.
IBM: We’re Still Committed To Virtual Worlds
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