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  • Apple is 'pervasive in the enterprise,' says IBM

    06/16/2017 4:40:07 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    Computerworld ^ | June 16, 2017 | By Jonny Evans
    While there remain some industry observers that cling to rapidly diminishing arguments against such deployment, ďApple devices are already pervasive in the enterprise,Ē Mahmoud Naghshineh, General Manager, Offerings and Solutions, IBM, told me. Naghshineh spoke to me as IBM expands its MobileFirst iOS for the enterprise scheme. He echoes Mike Brinker, Global Digital Leader,†Deloitte Digital, who last year called Appleís products ďessential to the modern enterpriseĒ.
  • IBM Says No to Home Work

    05/21/2017 1:57:15 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 88 replies
    International Business Machines is giving thousands of its remote workers in the U.S. a choice this week: Abandon your home workspaces and relocate to a regional office -- or leave the company. The 105-year-old technology giant is quietly dismantling its popular decades-old remote work program to bring employees back into offices, a move it says will improve collaboration and accelerate the pace of work. The changes comes as IBM copes with 20 consecutive quarters of falling revenue and rising shareholder ire over Chief Executive Ginni Rometty's pay package. The company won't say how many of its 380,000 employees are affected...
  • IBM Obtains Patent for AI Device that Claims to "Fact Check" Statements made during Live Calls

    03/17/2017 11:24:05 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 19 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-17-2017 | Tim Brown
    From the company that was aligned with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, as documented in the 2001 best selling book†IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation, IBM has obtained a patent on an artificial intelligence device that can verify "statements made during a call, while the call is in progress, data of a portion of the call is received from a telecommunication device used in the call, at a system over a data network." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2015, but recently came off confidential status with the US...
  • Itís the 1940s again: IBMís Scott Crowder on the infancy of quantum computers

    03/13/2017 2:02:51 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 55 replies ^ | 3/13/2017 | Brad Jones
    IBM Q isnít vaporware. Itís a project years-in-the-making that could help quantum computation reach its massive potential. The future of quantum computers may arrive sooner than you think. When news arrived of IBMís move to offer the first commercially available universal quantum computer last week, it was characterized as a ďhandoffĒ from IBM Research to IBM Systems. According to the companyís CTO and vice president of quantum computing, technical strategy, and systems, Scott Crowder, thatís not entirely the case. ďItís not quite a Ďhandoff,í itís really a partnership,Ē explained Crowder. ďThis is definitely a transition point from it being pure...
  • IBM somehow crammed data into a single atom

    03/09/2017 7:21:20 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 37 replies
    CNET ^ | March 8, 2017 | Stephen Shankland
    ‚ÄčIn the never-ending quest to improve computing technology, IBM has just taken a big step smaller: It's found a way to store data on a single atom. A hard drive today takes about 100,000 atoms to store a single bit of data -- a 1 or 0. The IBM Research results announced Wednesday show how much more densely it might someday be possible to cram information. How much more densely? Today, you can fit your personal music library into a storage device the size of a penny. With IBM's technique, you could fit Apple's entire music catalog of 26 million...
  • This Is How Angry Some IBM And Oracle Employees Are Because Their CEOs Are Working With Trump

    12/20/2016 5:30:50 PM PST · by blam · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-20-2016 | Julie Bort
    Julie BortDecember 20, 2016 There's an awful lot of angst in the tech industry about what a Donald Trump administration will do, and if he'll follow through on some of the more divisive promises he made on the campaign trail. On Tuesday, an Oracle employee working on the company's all-important cloud business publicly quit the company via a letter posted to LinkedIn. George Polisner was protesting Oracle CEO Safra Catz's decision to join Trump's transition team. Catz was part of a room full of tech industry leaders that met with the president-elect last week at Trump Tower in New York....
  • IBM unveils plan to hire 25,000 in US on eve of Trump meeting

    12/13/2016 5:16:49 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 13, 2016 | AFP
    US technology giant IBM said Tuesday it would hire 25,000 people in the country over the next four years, a day before President-elect Donald Trump meets with tech industry leaders. About 6,000 of those hirings will occur in 2017, IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty said in an opinion article published in the newspaper USA Today. IBM, which has undertaken in recent years a restructuring of its activities, will invest $1 billion on employee training and development in the next four years, said the IBM president, chairman and CEO.
  • Stunning Economic Winning Ė IBM Announces Intent To Hire 25,000 U.S. WorkersÖ

    12/13/2016 4:00:56 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 34 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 13, 2016 | Sundance
    ...(Via Bloomberg) IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty said she plans to hire about 25,000 people in the U.S. and invest $1 billion over the next four years, laying out her vision for filling technology jobs in America on the eve of a meeting of industry leaders with President-elect Donald Trump. Rometty, who is on Trumpís advisory panel of business leaders, will join Facebook Inc.ís Sheryl Sandberg, Inc.ís Jeff Bezos and Alphabet Inc.ís Larry Page and Eric Schmidt at a summit with Trump Wednesday in New York that is said to focus on jobs.
  • Chief executive of multi-billion dollar tech giant dumped for Trump open letter

    12/05/2016 2:13:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Start-up Smart ^ | December 5, 2016 | Dominic Powell
    A senior employee at computer giant IBM has quit her job and publicly condemned her former boss, in one example of what can happen when the leaders of a business choose to get involved in politics. The employee decided to resign from her position at IBM after the companyís chief executive Ginni Rometty published an open letter to US President-elect Donald Trump following his election win. In her own open letter published on NewCo, senior content strategist in IBMís corporate marketing department Elizabeth Wood said she could no longer work for a company ďthat would ignore the real needs of...
  • A Letter From IBM's CEO To Trump Caused An Employee To Quit ...

    12/04/2016 6:53:29 AM PST · by NCjim · 67 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 3, 2016 | Dan Pontefract
    Elizabeth Wood used to work at IBM. She recently resigned from her position as senior content strategist, a job she held for the previous two years. People resign all the time from roles, so that is nothing new. What is different about Ms. Woodís resignation is a) why we she did it and b) what she did next. On November 15, 2016, Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM, unleashed an open letter thatóamong other thingsóoffered President-elect Donald Trump suggestions to help America. In her note, Rometty wrote, ďI know that you are committed to help Americaís economy grow...
  • Silicon Valley makes nice with Trump

    11/20/2016 3:15:59 AM PST · by quesney · 41 replies
    I for one give him my most open mind and wish him great success in his service to the country," Bezos tweeted, two days after the election. In August, prominent venture capitalist Chris Sacca knocked ďTrump's erratic behavior, repeatedly demonstrated ignorance of economics, and reckless statements." Sacca now says he's willing to give Trump a chance. ďWe in the tech community are open to helping President Elect Trump in any way he needs to help those Americans who need it most,Ē Sacca wrote in an email to The Hill. ďWe are hopeful he will immediately reach out to the tech...
  • Debate over: IBM confirms that Macs are $535 less expensive than PCs

    10/20/2016 12:42:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 86 replies
    Jamf Conference ^ | October 19, 2016 | By Jeni Asaba
    Attendees arrived early to the Guthrie this morning to claim seats for the most anticipated session at the Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC). And they weren’t disappointed. In a passionate presentation from industry leaders in enterprise, education and healthcare, attendees learned how they too can achieve unprecedented success in their own environments. User choice at IBM Fletcher Previn, VP of Workplace as a Service at IBM, started the discussion by sharing what they’ve done to transform company culture for the 400,000+ employees who span across IBM’s 2,800 locations. It started with user choice. In 2015, IBM let their employees...
  • IBMís Power Roadmap Extended By Chip Breakthrough

    10/08/2016 11:00:51 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies ^ | July 9, 2015 | Timothy Prickett Morgan
    Hot on the heels of the closing of the deal that divests its semiconductor business and places it in the hands of Globalfoundries, the former chip making business of AMD that is controlled by the government of Abu Dhabi, IBM and its academic and chip industry partners have announced that they have successfully etched chips with transistors that are 7 nanometers in size Ė significantly smaller than current processes and extending the Mooreís Law curve one more step.It is a big step, however, based on a mix of new technologies that have not been tested in volume production before,...
  • Obamaís Overtime Rule Tried at IBM, and It Didnít Work

    05/19/2016 8:35:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/19/16 | James Sherk
    Juggling work and family life is hard. On Wednesday the Labor Department made it even harder for millions of salaried workers. The administrationís new overtime regulations will effectively turn them into hourly employees. The regulation wonít increase their earnings, but it will greatly reduce their control over their schedules. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay hourly workers overtime for working over 40 hours a week. But the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations exempt many salaried employees. This makes sense: Salaried employees get paid to do a particular job, not work particular hours. They also generally have more...
  • IBM Laying Off 1000 Workers In Germany

    04/02/2016 1:58:44 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    The IT group IBM apparently is planning massive job cuts in Germany. According to the trade union Verdi, the Group has informed on Wednesday about the planned reduction of nearly 1,000 jobs by March 2017th This was announced by Verdi in a newsletter. Primarily affects service segments. The group had invited the workers' representatives to negotiations for a social plan and balance of interests. In Hannover, a region should be shut down with about 200 employees, said a Verdi representatives. The Hanover stay but generally preserved. "IBM has informed the participation and invited to negotiations," confirmed an IBM spokesman. A...
  • IBM to erase 14,000 people from the payroll Ė Wall St analyst

    03/12/2016 6:45:37 AM PST · by snarkpup · 137 replies
    The Register ^ | 10 Mar 2016 at 16:05 | Paul Kunert
    Jobs to be bundled on a plane and flown to lower labour cost countries ... He highlighted a $1bn Japanese tax gain Big Blue has received, and pointed out that in the past the company had matched the proceeds from dispositions or IP sales with workforce restructuring expense.
  • Obama backs ‚ÄėEquality Act,‚Äô which could harm religious liberty

    11/13/2015 5:24:02 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) ‚Äď President Obama says he backs "The Equality Act," which would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "Upon that review it is now clear that the administration strongly supports the Equality Act,‚ÄĚ White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday. ‚ÄúThat bill is historic legislation that would advance the cause of equality for millions of Americans. ‚ÄúWe look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the legislative process produces a result that balances both the bedrock principles of civil rights...with the religious liberty that we hold...
  • IBM Tumbles To New 5 Year Lows After Warren Buffett Admits Huge Loss

    11/09/2015 9:39:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/09/2015 | Tyler Durden
    We're gonna need a bigger buyback... As if "old tech" IBM was not in enough trouble, the worrying admission from Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway's earnings of around $2 billion (though careful to note he is not about to sell) has seemingly prompted further weakness. IBM is down almost 2% to fresh May 2010 lows...†As Berkshire Hathaway detailked... As of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, we concluded that there were no unrealized losses that were other than temporary. Our conclusions were based on: (a) our ability and intent to hold the securities to recovery; (b) our assessment that the...
  • IBM engineers carbon nanotube transistors to replace silicon in computing

    10/02/2015 10:07:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 11:00 AM | Dean Takahashi
    Above: IBM's carbon nanotubes have tiny circuits that are fractions of a meter apart.Image Credit: IBM Carbon nanotubes are the leading candidate to replace silicon in semiconductor chips after the decades-long run of silicon electronics runs out. And IBM is hoping to usher along that transition with a new breakthrough being announced today.In the October 2 issue of the journal Science, IBM researchers say they have overcome one of the most daunting challenges around carbon nanotube transistors, which are the building blocks of electronic circuits with dimensions that are measured in billionths of a meter. Carbon nanotubes may be...
  • IBM's $3bn bet on next-gen computers: Carbon nanotubes, neuro chips

    07/12/2014 10:46:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | 9 Jul 2014 | Jack Clark,
    IBM boffins have been given a tidy $3bn cash pile to solve a problem that lurks not too far in our future. That problem is the imminent breakdown in conventional chip operation and chip materials as we shrink transistor gates from today's 14nm process size to 10nm and 7nm. At around 7nm, which most industry observers expect we will hit in the early 2020s, things start to get really unpleasant. More and more jostling electrons jump in and out of gates against processor designers' wishes, leading to a frustrating problem known as gate current leakage. ... These investment areas include:...