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IBM to offer mainframe for the midmarket

Apr 27, 20063 mins

Latest IBM news.

IBM to offer mainframe for the midmarket, 04/27/06

IBM Thursday announced it plans to sell a lower-cost version of its z9 mainframe computer aimed at midsize businesses and emerging markets such as China.

EMC expands strategy, targets IBM, 04/25/06

EMC is still in the process of fitting together all the pieces of its information lifecycle management jigsaw puzzle, but the company is very clear on one aspect of the strategy: It has IBM in its crosshairs.

Coffee chain brews up POS hardware, 05/01/06

To demonstrate the ruggedness of IBM’s point-of-sale gear, sales executives held display screens under running water. Steven Bolduc, senior manager of POS and technical support at Caribou Coffee Company, was impressed.

IBM targets grid computing with latest SMB software, 04/25/06

IBM’s latest round of software aimed at small and midsize businesses includes a bundle of hardware, software and services designed to encourage users to adopt grid computing.

NW200 Special Issue: 2005: A good year for network companies, 04/24/06

North America’s largest network companies saw collective revenue up 11%, and 70% posted profits.

Zenprise beefs up Exchange mgmt. platform, 04/24/06

Exchange management vendor Zenprise this week is scheduled to add discovery and diagnostic tools to its namesake server for Microsoft’s e-mail platform.

New regulations make hardware more environmentally friendly, 04/24/06

As IT buyers focus on finding the most energy-efficient and coolest-running data-center systems, another environmentally friendly trend is taking off in the industry: the requirement to build hardware free of toxic substances.

IBM to unleash ‘Venom’ in DB2 database, 04/21/06

IBM is building new storage-compression technology into its forthcoming “Viper” DB2 database server that it says can cut storage needs by more than half.

Microsoft loses bid for IBM documents in anti-trust case, 04/21/06

Microsoft failed in its bid to subpoena communications from IBM relating to an anti-trust case against Microsoft in the European Union, when a U.S. District Court judge in New York quashed Microsoft’s request on Thursday.

SAP continues to increase U.S. sales, 04/20/06

SAP was able to increase sales in the United States for the 14th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth as the world’s largest maker of business software continued to sell more products to existing customers and nibble away at the customer base of …

MySQL CEO would like to partner with IBM, Microsoft, 04/20/06

Looking at potential partners, the companies MySQL would most like to have a relationship with are IBM and Microsoft, according to Marten Mickos, CEO of the open-source database company.