Enterprise platform for cloud company IBM is offering up to US$120,000 worth of credits to qualifying Cloud startups in Malaysia under the IBM Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP). “The cloud market in Malaysia remains untapped with a good growth potential,” said Balwinder Gill, IBM Malaysia Software Cloud leader. “Through IBM GEP, we plan to expand our presence among local cloud startups and help them grow as vital players in the industry, which ultimately secures the future of IBM’s business in Malaysia as well.”
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and China’s Beijing Teamsun Technology recently announced their cooperation, allowing the latter based on IBM’s technologies to develop and sell domestic innovation products–a move seen provoking the Obama administration, ThePaper.cn reports. Previously, the Obama administration had been weary of the information security contents in the draft of China’s anti-terrorism law, and now IBM’s cooperating with a Chinese enterprise in handing over the source codes to the latter will make the US government even more unhappy.
IBM is chasing Microsoft Azure by launching a second Australian point-of-presence (PoP) for its SoftLayer cloud business. The company opened its Melbourne facility – at a Digital Realty-owned site in Deer Park – last August as part of a $1.2 billion investment in cloud globally. At the time of the Melbourne announcement, IBM said it would also open a Sydney facility by October. IBM did not respond to request for detail on the delayed launch of the Sydney centre.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, Mar 10, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Today, IBM announced the opening of its newest SoftLayer cloud center in Sydney, Australia. As part of IBM’s $1.2 billion investment to expand its cloud services, the new facility joins Melbourne in meeting the growing customer demand for scalable cloud solutions with global reach in Australia.
NEW DELHI: As the government looks to adopt open source software development for its applications, proprietary software vendors such as Microsoft, IBM and Oracle are worried, and are looking at alternative ways of doing business, say experts. “All the big players are already worried. They have made a lot of money in the traditional proprietary software model, but in the next 2-3 years, as people come out of the lock-in period of (their contracts), you will see the demise of a lot of these proprietary models,” said Professor Rahul De.
With more than 350 million unique users, Opera Software provides one of the world’s leading web browsers and one of the leading browsers on mobile platforms and Smart TVs, with more than 270 million unique mobile users around the world. In fact, Opera Mini servers, which run the browser specifically for mobile phones, delivered more than 177 billion web pages in just one year, and has compressed more than 350 petabytes of data since Opera Mini’s launch in 2006.
During our business travels to Kuala Lumpur, we have frequently heard the phrase “let’s build a better Malaysia”. Having developed a great interest and admiration for this country, we were curious about the deeper meaning of the phrase and how it relates to our work on energy issues for IBM. Through discussions with everyday Malaysians in restaurants, taxi cabs, malls, and government agencies we have found three core principles that help define what ‘a better Malaysia’ actually means to her people.
NEW DELHI: Technology giant IBM today unveiled the z13 mainframe servers, which will provide real-time encryption on all mobile transactions, targeting e-commerce and m-commerce firms in India. z13 is the first system able to process 2.5 billion transactions a day. Its transactions are persistent, protected and auditable from end-to-end, IBM said in a statement.
The Queensland government says it never should have picked IBM to design and implement a new payroll solution for its health department, and will take the IT giant to court alleging it deceived the state in order to win the lucrative deal. The Newman government, which faces its first election in just over a fortnight, announced more than a year ago that it would attempt to recoup some of the estimated $1.25 billion cost of finishing a failed replacement of Queensland Health’s payroll systems, by suing the prime contractor behind the rollout.
BENGALURU: IBM has reshuffled its top deck in India as it focuses on newer digital imperatives like cloud, mobility and analytics and as global revenues have dropped for nine successive quarters. Rajesh Nambiar, who was till recently general manager and managing partner of IBM Asean based in Singapore, has been appointed as the head of global business services (GBS)-global delivery in IBM India effective December 1.
The Queensland government is attempting to rewrite history by launching legal action against IBM over the failed health payroll system, the tech giant says. Premier Campbell Newman confirmed on Sunday that the government will this week serve IBM with court documents over the system which was implemented under Labor in 2010. Thousands of health staff were incorrectly paid when the system malfunctioned after its rollout by IBM, in a debacle that is expected to ultimately cost taxpayers $1.2 billion.
The Queensland Government has hired Minter Ellison lawyers to argue its case against technology giant IBM, as it goes after compensation for the botched replacement of Queensland Health payroll systems. The appointment of the top tier law firm to the case marks the first public step the state has taken in its legal battle to secure compensation from its former contractor since it filed a statement of claim in the Queensland Supreme Court in December 2013.
Qantas has moved its core Oracle-based ERP platform out of IBM’s Sydney data centre in favour of a new software-as-a-service model hosted by Macquarie Telecom, as part of its push to cut $2 billion out of its costs in three years. IBM – Qantas’ key data centre partner since 2004 – had hosted the airline’s Oracle E-Business Suite R11 platform out of its Sydney data centre, with Tata Consultancy Services providing application support, until May this year. The airline has spent the last 12 months renegotiating its supplier contracts in an effort to save $150 million in three years as part of its broader cost reduction program.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has opted not to build its own private cloud to host the 2016 eCensus, instead awarding a $9.6 million outsourcing contract to existing partner IBM. Australia’s national statistics agency first offered Australians the option to avoid completing the Census via its traditional paper-based form with a web-based eCensus in 2006. It partnered with IBM in a $9 million deal in 2005 to develop and support the web-based eCensus application – which is hosted on IBM’s AIX operating system and a WebSphere application server, out of the company’s Baulkham Hills, Sydney data centre.
HAINAN, China-Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is getting help from International Business Machines Corp. to attract business customers, as the Chinese company diversifies its offerings beyond games and online communication. The companies said they signed a preliminary agreement to develop cloud-based offerings that would be provided by Tencent to sectors like banking, retail and health care, including services like management tools and analytics. The offerings will be run from Tencent data centers, the companies said, though Tencent has the option to use an IBM data center in Hong Kong.
HAINAN, China–Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is getting help from International Business Machines Corp. to attract business customers, as the Chinese company diversifies its offerings beyond games and online communication. The companies said they signed a preliminary agreement to develop cloud-based offerings that would be provided by Tencent to sectors like banking, retail and health care, including services like management tools and analytics. The offerings will be run from Tencent data centers, the companies said, though Tencent has the option to use an IBM data center in Hong Kong.
BANGALORE: A decade after IBM put India at the core of its global strategy for software services, by building an army of engineers, the company is shedding staff, scaling down investments and even shuffling the top leadership in the country. Already, from around 1.65 lakh employees on its payroll by 2011, IBM’s India headcount has now fallen to around 1.13 lakh and set to slide to 1 lakh by March 2015, according to people familiar with the company’s plans.
BANGALORE: IBM is setting up its first cloud data centre in India to gain a bigger share of the cloud computing market in the country. The company has built a 30,000 sq ft data centre facility in Airoli, on the outskirts of Mumbai. The new Mumbai IBM Cloud Center is part of a 15 cloud center expansion, and a $1.2 billion investment by IBM Cloud to grow its cloud presence around the world.
Students at Deakin University will soon be interacting with a very different form of student support officer – a computer, powered by artificial intelligence. The university has signed a world-first deal with IBM’s Watson division to provide computerised support services from early 2015 that are powered by machine learning, and further to offer cognitive computing as a module within IT degrees offered by the institution.
Instead of partnering with a big services company to help business users, Samsung has decided to go it alone. The South Korean electronics giant on Tuesday unveiled its first entrée into services, called Samsung 360 Services for Business. The operations will allow it to support enterprise customers using everything from smartphones to printers — and the devices don’t even have to be made by Samsung. It will be a one-stop-shop for enterprise customers who need tech help as more of their employees bring their own devices to work and as the company supports more technology vendors.