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

Post-PC era has arrived, IBM exec says

Are we living in a "post-PC" world? Steve Jobs thinks so, and he often refers to the iPad as a "post-PC" device. Now an IBM executive has added fuel to the fire--its Chief

Published on: August 15th, 2011 Ed Oswald

IBM 5150: Can this 30-year-old PC still get work done?

When IBM released its first personal computer, the 5150, 30 years ago, it was deliberately drab--black, gray, and low-key. That's because IBM intended the 5150 to be a serious machine for people doing

Published on: August 15th, 2011 Benj Edwards

IBM’s darkest chapter: controversy over Second World War

Retired IBM internal auditor Michael Zamczyk was born in a ghetto of Krakow, Poland during the war years and endured the occupation by the Nazis with his family, many of whom were eventually

Published on: June 20th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Nerds deserve glory too

When Paul Henderson scored the victorious goal against the Soviet Union in 1972 to clinch victory in the Summit Series, Canada burst into spontaneous celebration. In what is now known as “the goal

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

IBM’s

The problem with making predictions – even ones that seem distant on the horizon – is that eventually, time passes and it becomes clear whether you were right or wrong.IBM Corp. is now

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Why IBM’s Watson is not smarter than a 5th grader

 By Lucas Mearian As smart as IBM's Watson supercomputer may have seemed while defeating two former Jeopardy champions , it wouldn't be able to hold a conversation with or speak intelligently to the

Published on: April 13th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Mobile malware threats grow as devices set to replace wallets

Mobile devices are being increasingly targeted by hackers looking to scoop financial information they can use to steal money and the trend is only going to get worse as smartphones become payment methods

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Brian Jackson