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

Video Rewind: IBM’s E.X.C.I.T.E. Camp brings girls into science and technology

It is only the first year of IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge and Canada already has a spot on the esteemed list, with Edmonton earning a spot with its proposal to apply business intelligence

Published on: March 10th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

‘Smart City’ of Edmonton wins $400k gift from IBM

Edmonton is the first Canadian city to make IBM Corp.’s Smarter Cities Challenge list, winning recognition for its open data initiative and commitment to transportation infrastructure.The Albertan city is one of just 24

Published on: March 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Retailers look to ‘social shopping’ trend to woo customers

Hanging out at the mall with your friends is no longer as social as your shopping experience can get. Consumers are increasingly opting for online shopping, using mobile phones and perusing social media

Published on: March 3rd, 2011 Harmeet Singh

IBM’s Watson lands health care job after Jeopardy! victory

IBM's Watson has parleyed its overwhelming victory in this week's "Jeopardy!" challenge into a job developing smart applications for the health care industry. IBM said it will team Watson's Deep Question Answering, Natural

Published on: February 18th, 2011 Michael Cooney

Cloud, analytics, CRM hot ticket items for Canadian SMBs: IBM

As companies regain spending confidence, cloud computing technology, customer relations management (CRM) products and analytics tools are fast becoming hot ticket items for Canadian businesses, according to a recent survey released by IBM.The

Published on: January 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano