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Software, microelectronics drive IBM profit

Apr 20, 20061 min

Latest IBM news.

Software, microelectronics drive IBM profit, 04/18/06

A focus on higher-margin products and strong sales in middleware and microelectronics helped fuel IBM first quarter profit, the company said Tuesday.

Microsoft, IBM seek to entice beginning developers, 04/19/06

In separate initiatives, Microsoft will make its Express developer tools for beginners free permanently while IBM is seeking to boost computer science skills among high school students.

In brief: IBM develops encryption technology, 04/17/06

IBM researchers have developed encryption technology that can be built directly into a microprocessor to help lock down data in mobile phones, PDAs, digital media players and other devices, the company said last week.

IBM aims to encourage IT careers, 04/13/06

Looking to encourage and inspire a new generation of IT professionals, IBM has joined with the Computer Science Teachers Association to create two computer science courses for free use in high schools around the world.

Red Hat deal is bad news for ObjectWeb, analysts say, 04/11/06

Red Hat’s planned acquisition of JBoss has raised questions about the future of the Jonas application server, the best-known project to emerge from Europe’s ObjectWeb open source software consortium.