Mark Forman Returns to TASC as IT, Cloud Services VP; Bruce Phillips Comments

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Mark Forman Mark Forman, co-founder and former CEO of Government Transaction Services LLC, has joined TASC as vice president for information technology and cloud services. The 29-year industry veteran previously worked at TASC from 1985 to 1989 and will be responsible for the company’s cybersecurity, cloud, mobile and data analytics initiatives, TASC said Wednesday. Bruce Phillips “His...

IBM to Pump $100M in Global Big Data Labs

IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is investing more than $100 million in new big data consulting laboratories across several locations worldwide, Asian Scientist Magazine reported Wednesday. The 10 new IBM interactive experience labs will be built in Bangalore, Beijing, Melbourne, Shanghai and Tokyo, according to the report. IBM intends to open at least 1,000 new big data consulting jobs at the sites, the report...

Jennifer Crozier: IBM, Local Govts Partner for ‘Smart Cities’ Grant Program

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has selected 16 cities and counties around the world to receive $500,000 worth of consulting services each as part of the company’s Smarter Cities initiative. The company launched the annual grant program in 2011 to help government agencies develop solutions for water, food, public safety, employment, transportation and environmental problems, IBM said Tuesday. “By collaborating...

IBM to Buy In-Q-Tel Backed Database Service Provider Cloudant; Sean Poulley Comments

IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to buy database service provider Cloudant Inc. for an undisclosed amount in order for IBM to grow its big data and analytics, cloud computing and mobile offerings. Cloudant will operate within IBM’s information and analytics business unit, part of the software and systems group, led by Bob Picciano, IBM senior vice president, IBM said Monday. The Boston, Ma.-based...

IBM Launches Private Infrastructure Cyber Service; Kris Lovejoy Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has introduced a service offering to help private infrastructure companies adopt cybersecurity guidelines released by the White House last week. IBM designed the Industrials Controls Cybersecurity Consulting service for organizations to create a road map for bolstering network defenses and preventing attacks on physical assets, the company said Thursday. The National Institute of Standards...

IBM to Invest $1.2B in Global Cloud Network; Erich Clementi Comments

IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) plans to invest more than $1.2 billion in cloud centers worldwide in an effort to help customers manage big data and run information technology operations. IBM intends to open 15 new global data centers from SoftLayer and 12 from IBM and deploy cloud services from 40 centers worldwide in 2014, IBM said Friday. Erich Clementi, senior vice president of IBM global technology services,...

Rob Kinnear Rejoins GCS as Company Makes Watson Tech Services Push

Rob Kinnear, a former senior applications engineer at GCS’ spinoff company TerraEchos., has rejoined GCS as director of strategic partnerships. Kinnear will work to develop big data services based on IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) Watson cognitive computing system for new markets, GCS said Tuesday. He most recently served as senior applications engineer at TerraEchos after four years as geospatial solutions...

Corry Hong: UNICOM Buys IBM Public Sector App Development Tools

UNICOM Global has acquired a portfolio of IBM (NYSE: IBM) products that are designed to help developers create  multi-platform business applications. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed and the transaction covers IBM’s Cognos Axiant and PowerHouse app development tools used in the healthcare, educational and government sectors, UNICOM Global said Tuesday. Corry Hong, president and...

IBM to Buy Mobile Mgmt and Security Provider Fiberlink; Robert LeBlanc Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to buy mobile management and security provider Fiberlink Communications for an undisclosed amount as part of efforts to help companies secure mobile transactions with customers. Fiberlink’s MaaS360 cloud-based technologies will be integrated into IBM’s bring-your-own-device services such as trusted transactions and intelligence technologies through IBM MobileFirst, IBM...

BAE, Boeing, IBM to Help Air Force Develop Cooling Technology

BAE Systems, Boeing (NYSE: BA) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are working with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to integrate electronic cooling systems into embedded computing devices and radio frequency power amplifiers, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. John Keller writes the AFRL gave 30-month contracts to BAE and Boeing, with BAE awarded $2.4 million and Boeing for $2.1 million. IBM...

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