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Feb 12, 2014

IBM Brings Power Systems Servers to the Cloud for No-Charge App Dev Access 

Software developers can tap into IBM's new cloud-based Power Development Platform to build, port, and test apps running on AIX, IBM i, and Linux....More
Jan 23, 2014

Good Riddance, System x: IBM Sells x86 Server Business to Lenovo 

The rumors were true: IBM and Lenovo announced today that both companies have entered a definitive agreement for Lenovo to acquire IBM's x86....More
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Jan 22, 2014

IBM Systems and Technology Group Takes Hard Hit in Q4 

IBM released its Q4 2013 financial report yesterday, and wow, the Systems & Technology Group (STG) took a hard hit. To put this into football....More
Jan 15, 2014

IBM Continues to Crank Out Patents 

IBM continuously spends on research and development, and its ability to crank out patents continuously proves it: In 2013, IBM was awarded 6,809....More
Worldwide Server Market Revenues Decline 3.7 Percent in 3Q
Dec 18, 2013

Worldwide Server Market Revenues Decline 3.7 Percent in 3Q, IDC Reports 

Not a lot to love in this report, unfortunately. Here's the most relevant points of interest from IDC for the third quarter of 2013 for server....More
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Nov 20, 2013

IBM Builds Watson in the Cloud, Brings Cognitive Computing Platform to Developers 

In one of the coolest application development moves ever made, IBM is making its Watson-based cognitive computing platform available in the cloud....More
Oct 23, 2013

Notes of POWER Interest from the IBM 3Q 2013 Financial Report 

In last week's conference call with investors, IBM's Senior Vice President and CFO of Finance and Enterprise Transformation Mark Loughridge....More
Sep 25, 2013

The New IBM Power Systems General Manager Doug Balog . . . and the Rise of Linux 

I had a chance to talk with Doug Balog, the new general manager of IBM's Power Systems business. Balog is coming off of a successful lead of IBM's....More
The Rise of the Cloud
Sep 03, 2013

The Rise of the Cloud, MSPs, PureFlex Patterns, and Maxava 

Last week, Maxava invited about a dozen IBM i-oriented industry influencers -- writers, educators, and consultants -- to San Francisco for a day of....More
Aug 21, 2013

IBM Posts Impressive SAP Benchmark with IBM i 

When IBM i is used to deliver SAP's enterprise goodness, it can handle all the vagaries of SAP with snappy performance . . . and do it at enviable....More
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Aug 07, 2013

Doug Balog Is Now the GM of IBM's Power Systems Business 

In the latest executive shuffle at IBM -- such shuffles are in the company's DNA -- Doug Balog is now the general manager of IBM's Power Systems....More
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Jul 24, 2013

IBM Sells 6,000 PureSystems in 1.25 Years 

In IBM's wild and wide-ranging conference call with investors last week -- in which IBM talked workforce rebalancing alongside currency challenges....More
Jul 17, 2013

Is the x86 Architecture Really the Best Choice? 

If you're the kind of pro who starts believing that IBM's Power Systems paradise of scalability, mobility, flexibility, and security is a reflection....More
Jul 10, 2013

IBM i Customers Believe IBM i Is 'Future Proof' 

Here's a gem: Infor recently completed research into its customer base -- 70,000 strong -- that revealed that it's 16,000-plus IBM i-running....More
Jun 26, 2013

IBM Wraps Up IBMi25 Celebration While Colin Parris Points to New Reason for IBM i Party in 2014 

IBM has concluded its multi-month celebration of IBM i's 25 year birthday party. Along the way, IBM shared 25 vignettes that illuminate the....More

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Chris Maxcer is POWER IT Pro Content Strategy Director for Penton. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter @PowerMaxcer. The posts below refer only to his PowerMaxcer blog posts. For non-blog...
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