BEIJING: IBM will help China’s largest server vendor Inspur International design server systems, the two companies said on Friday, an unexpected development in what has been a politically charged rivalry in the Chinese technology market. Since last year Inspur has aggressively marketed its servers to Chinese state-owned firms as a replacement for IBM (International Business Machines Corp) systems while US-China relations have worsened dramatically over mutual suspicions of cyberspying.
NEW YORK: IBM said on Friday (Aug 15) that US authorities had cleared a US$2.3 billion (S$2.86 billion) deal allowing China-based Lenovo to take over its server unit after a national security review. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews takeovers which could have national security implications, notified IBM “of the successful conclusion of the committee’s review,” the company said in a statement.
China’s nagging pollution problems could start to abate with the help of an IBM project that seeks to predict and control the air quality in Beijing, using new computing technologies. On Monday, IBM announced it was partnering with the Chinese capital to address the city’s ongoing air pollution woes. Populated by over 21 million people, Beijing is one of the country’s largest municipalities. But it’s also among the Chinese cities with some of the worst air quality in the nation, with pollution levels often rising to hazardous levels.
HYDERABAD JUNE 25: IBM will be setting up a new data centre in India by the end of this year as part of its $1.2-billion investment to expand its global cloud footprint. This comes on the back of its $2-billion acquisition of cloud computer player Softlayer last year. IBM is preparing itself to be a leading player in the global cloud services sector, having invested $7 billion and acquired 17 cloud companies in the last seven years to stock up a high-value cloud portfolio.
IBM has successfully started one state of the art data center in the Hong Kong for its SoftLayer cloud computing service providing division. This is part of IBM’s strategy to strengthen its cloud computing business operations across the globe. The acquisition has given IBM a foothold into Asia. The new Hong Kong data center can house as many as 15,000 servers, according to tech site Great Responder.
GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the Big Blue Corporation at the start of this week that it has successfully started one state of the art data center in the Hong Kong for its SoftLayer cloud computing service providing division. The company further explained that this data center is being established in Asia Pacific region to strengthen its cloud computing business operations across the globe and especially in the Asia Pacific region.
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM:US) won a contract with China’s state-owned Shanghai Airport Authority to use cloud computing to help move traffic more efficiently. The IBM system, the first phase of which was completed in March, helps the airport manage everything from airplane taxi times to passengers waiting on a concourse, the Armonk, New York-based company said in a statement today.
SoftLayer has announced the opening of a Hong Kong data centre, with Jonathan Wisler, EMEA managing director at SoftLayer, saying the company’s partnership with IBM continues to accelerate. The infrastructure as a service provider opened up in Hong Kong on Monday, with further plans to expand in London later this year – as Salesforce.com did last week – as well as expansion in Europe, South America, Latin America and Asia.
Virtustream, the enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, today announced IBM will use Virtustream’s cloud management platform (CMP) software, xStream, as an option to deliver SAP and SAP HANA environments on the SoftLayer, an IBM Company, cloud globally for both managed and customer managed SAP environments. This partnership will enable companies to easily move existing mission-critical SAP applications to the SoftLayer cloud with confidence – gaining cloud efficiency and enhancing both security and performance.
To keep abreast with industrial needs, Rayat Bahra education group has partnered with global leading computer company IBM to launch a B Tech computer courses at its institutions. Talking to Hill Post, group chairman Gurvinder Singh Bahra said that job placements was a priority and it was often noticed that the courses offered at institutions are not able to keep pace with changes coming about in industry.
IBM opened up a new SoftLayer data center in Hong Kong over the weekend, a month later than the company expected after a slight delay in approval from the Chinese government. The SoftLayer data center in Hong Kong is the first of 15 data centers IBM will open as part of its $1.2 billion investment to extend its cloud services around the world.
Public transportation has been a subject of great discontent over the past few years. With sky-high car ownership costs in the island-state, it comes as no surprise that citizens turn to trains and buses as their main mode of transportation. In fact, according to Desmond Kuek, CEO of SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT), over 6.3 million passenger trips are made daily across the Singapore transport system, and each day trains cumulatively run one-and-a-half times the circumference around the Earth’s equator – that’s about 40,000km.
There is mounting enthusiasm for cloud services in the Asia-Pacific region, and enterprises are building the business case for cloud. The ultimate aim for enterprises is to build secure but extremely agile ICT infrastructures that will allow them to be nimble and innovative, and to move faster than their competitors. The cloud dividend delivers the highest yield for enterprises if it can help them to achieve that competitive advantage over their peers.
NEW DELHI: After completing acquisition of IBM Daksh, Concentrix is now focussing on strengthening its analytics and developer base in India with plans of investing up to US $ 25 million (over Rs 146 crore) in the next 24 months. Of its 45,000 employees globally, Concentrix has over 20,000 based in India.
IBM and Lenovo Group have said very little about the progress of the $2.3 billion deal that will see the Chinese company take over IBM’s X86 server business. But at the Edge 2014 conference hosted by IBM in Las Vegas this week, the company said the deal was on track. In a keynote address, Adalio Sanchez, general manager of the System x division, who gave EnterpriseTech the scoop on the deal shortly after it was announced in January, could not be precise about how the deal was progressing through the various regulatory bodies of the world.
(Reuters) – IBM Corp, the world’s biggest technology services company, reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years on Wednesday, as Big Blue struggles with falling demand for its hardware and faces challenges in growth markets like China. ………… Revenue in the Americas fell 4 percent, while revenue in the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China declined 11 percent, led by China where revenue fell by 20 percent.
IBM has announced a series of deals that build on its recent cloud investments, including a new, five-year multimillion dollar cloud agreement with Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), which operates in the Asia-Pacific region. The cloud project will streamline CCA’s operations and processes across the South Pacific region and is expected to drive significant operational costs out of the business, IBM said.
Coca-Cola Amatil has signed a five-year deal with tech giant IBM for the creation of a so-called private cloud computing environment, to enable it to automate its core technology operations across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The deal marks a major change to the way CCA manages its core systems, as it looks to bring its significant Indonesian operations on to the same footing as Australia.
India will also be part of the $1.2 billion investment that IBM plans to invest in increasing its global cloud footprint. As part of this investment IBMs data centre will go up from 13 now to 40 in 2014. Among the newest IBM cloud centres to launch will be in China, the US, UK, Japan, India, Canada and Mexico. This is part of the strategy where IBM aims to bring cloud to every corner of the globe.
ARMONK, N.Y., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has deployed a business-to-business (B2B) cloud-based network that will help transform the Indian automotive industry by accelerating the movement of data and reducing transaction costs by up to 80 percent. The new exchange – AutoDX – was developed in partnership with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and the Automotive Components Manufacturers Association (ACMA), the two leading industry bodies in the Indian automotive industry.