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IBM chief touts standards, mid-market push

Mar 03, 20043 mins

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IBM chief touts standards, mid-market push, 03/03/04

IBM is continuing to step up its efforts to develop technologies aimed at midsize companies and tailored to meet the needs of specific industries. At its annual PartnerWorld event going on this week in Las Vegas, IBM has its most senior executives, including CEO Sam Palmisano, spreading the word to its business partners.

Robert Redford talks creativity, collaboration at IBM event, 03/03/03

“Be aware that the only thing that really succeeds is change.” Legendary actor, director and entrepreneur Robert Redford Tuesday closed his remarks to an audience of IBM business partners with these words, encouraging them to think creatively, take risks and champion new ideas.

Vendors roll out servers with faster Xeon, 03/02/04

Intel Tuesday announced an updated Xeon processor for multiprocessor servers that is designed for transaction-heavy workloads and consolidation efforts. Dell and HP also began shipping systems …

IBM starts fund to aid displaced workers, 03/02/04

IBM will create a $25 million, two-year training fund to assist employees who fear their that jobs are at risk of being shipped away to lower-cost locations, company executives said Monday at IBM’s …

IBM CEO preaches standards, 03/01/04

IBM Chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano used one of his rare conference keynote appearances Monday to exhort the company’s business partners to adopt IBM’s on-demand vision of standards-based IT flexibility.

IBM, Nokia team to ease business apps onto WLANs, 03/01/04

Next-generation Nokia Communicator devices will include Wi-Fi wireless LAN capability and a deal with IBM will provide for smooth handoffs of applications between carrier and enterprise wireless networks.

IBM lures partners to sell hosted services, 03/01/04

IBM will offer incentives for partners to resell e-business hosting services, an attempt to help its hardware resellers to expand beyond the selling of systems, IBM will announce Monday at its …

SCO alters claim in IBM case, signs licensee, 03/01/04

The SCO Group was granted leave last week to amend its case against IBM. Trade secret claims have been dropped, and replaced with copyright infringement claims, Blake Stowell, SCO’s corporate …

Opteron at it again, 03/01/04

To say AMD found something special in Opteron would be an understatement. The tide is certainly swelling around the chip that runs both 32- and 64-bit applications. Last week, HP jumped on the …

Hitachi sees consumer devices pushing storage market, 02/27/04

Hitachi sees a bright picture for the future of its hard-disk drive business, a sizable portion of which was purchased just over a year ago from IBM, thanks to the increasing demands for …

Jury rejects toxics suit against IBM, 02/27/04

A jury in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday rejected a lawsuit by former employees of IBM who alleged that the company knowingly exposed them to working conditions that caused cancer.

IBM approaches Sun about open-source Java, 02/26/04

IBM and Sun have a new favorite weapon in the public wrangling over Java development leadership: the open letter. IBM’s Rod Smith, vice president of emerging technologies for the company’s software …