CEOs pinning their hopes on IT, especially social media: IBM survey

CEOs around the world say information technology will be the biggest business game changer over the next three years, topping even global economic conditions that continue to wreak havoc on their best laid

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

‘March Madness’ of coding contests highlights two trends

If you’re not familiar with the Association of Computer Machinery’s (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM Corp., just think of it like the “March Madness” of computer programming. Just like

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Computer fossils that refuse to go away

Consider the abacus. Developed perhaps as long as 4,500 years ago, this handy gadget served the mathematical needs of merchants and accountants until the development of mechanical calculating machines in the 19th century.

Published on: May 11th, 2012 Josh Fruhlinger

Toronto’s Varicent Software bought by IBM

The analytics expertise of Toronto-based Varicent Software Inc. was just to enticing for Big Blue to ignore.IBM today announced it has acquired the software company that specializes in analytics and compensation and sales

Published on: April 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Will IBM data centre turn Barrie into a tech hub?

The announcement Tuesday morning of the release of more than $210 million by IBM, and the governments of Canada and Ontario for a research and development program was billed as “game changing” in

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

IBM, feds and Ontario pump $210 million into new R&D centre

The Canadian and Ontario governments, IBM and a consortium of seven universities are banding together to establish an Ontario-based $210-million research and development program.The initiative is expected to create 145 new high-skills jobs

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Small mainframe software Automan disrupting big rivals

A small Canadian company is helping cash-strapped schools, hospitals, and public institutions keep their big iron humming. Owning and operating a mainframe has never been cheap. Forget the initial cost of buying one:

Published on: March 20th, 2012 Brian Bloom

Ottawa, Surrey win IBM Smarter Cities grants for 2012

Ottawa and Surrey, B.C. are the two Canadian cities that will receive part of $50 million in grants from IBM Corp. this year.That money will be shared with 31 other cities around the

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Toshiba partners with IBM on end-point management

Toshiba Corp. will begin baking in IBM's end-point management control into the BIOS of its business-line laptops to give IT departments control over security and power functions before the operating system even loads,

Published on: March 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Louvre invests in art of asset management

Europe's most-visited museum has tapped software from IBM Corp. and one of its business partners to help keep the Mona Lisa smiling on its wall, IBM announced today.The Louvre Museum in Paris hired

Published on: March 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

When selling yourself as faster and cheaper is no longer enough: Part 1

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In the past two months, Oracle has agreed to purchase RightNow Technologies for $1.4 billion, SAP has taken SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion, and IBM is buying DemandTec for $440 million.

Published on: January 16th, 2012 Francis Moran

History of voice recognition: from Audrey to Siri

Looking back on the development of speech recognition technology is like watching a child grow up, progressing from the baby-talk level of recognizing single syllables, to building a vocabulary of thousands of words,

Published on: November 4th, 2011 Melanie Pinola

IBM pledges $1 billion financing for SMBs

IBM has pledged US$1 billion in financing to help small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) procure certain IBM systems and services, the company announced Thursday."SMBs face difficulties in access to financing. They may not

Published on: September 9th, 2011 Joab Jackson

IBM reverse engineers brain for prototype chip

IBM has created prototype chips that could mimic brain-like functionality, which the company said is an "unprecedented" step forward in creating intelligent computers that collect, process and understand data quickly.The prototype chips will

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez