IBM to Shed Semiconductor Business in $1B Deal With Globalfoundries

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to sell its global commercial semiconductor technology business to Santa Clara, California-based computer chip manufacturer Globalfoundries for $1.5 billion, which would be paid to IBM over the next three years. The companies said Monday that the deal also includes an agreement for Globalfoundries to serve as IBM’s exclusive server processor semiconductor technology...

IBM Lands Navy Audit Systems Contract

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IBM‘s U.S. federal business unit has received an $8.6 million task order to supply finance and audit systems for the U.S. Navy‘s enterprise resource planning programs. The company will perform work at its Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based facility through Sept. 21, 2015, the Defense Department said Monday. The Navy received three offers for the contract. LinkedInTweet+1E-mail

IBM Buys Cloud Services Firm Lighthouse Security Group; Kris Lovejoy Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has moved to further build its identity and access management offering by acquiring the Lighthouse Security Group subsidiary from Lighthouse Computer Services. Kris Lovejoy, general manager of IBM Security Services, said Monday that IBM made the transaction in order to develop an IAM portfolio that combines both analytics technology and managed services. The company acquired Lighthouse...

Brendan Hannigan: IBM Adds Security Software Firm CrossIdeas to ID Mgmt Portfolio

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has completed its acquisition of security software provider CrossIdeas, a move that IBM Security Systems General Manager Brendan Hannigan said expands his company’s identity and access management product portfolio. “IBM can now provide enterprises with enhanced governance capabilities and transparency into risk from the factory floor to the board room,” he said...

IBM Sells Database Mgmt System to UNICOM; Corry Hong Comments

IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has sold its relational database management system to UNICOM Systems for an undisclosed amount. UNICOM bought the solidDB in-memory system and its Universal Cache feature, UNICOM said Tuesday. The company intends for the acquisition to grow UNICOM’s strategic information technology offerings for customers and partners. “We appreciate IBM’s confidence in our ability to effectuate...

Doug Lane Joins Capgemini Government Solutions as CEO; Tim Bridges Comments

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Doug Lane, a 30-year consulting and information technology veteran, has joined Capgemini Government Solutions LLC as CEO. Lane will report directly to Capgemini U.S. LLC CEO Tim Bridges and be responsible for the Capgemini subsidiary’s strategic direction and service delivery to federal, state and local government clients, Capgemini said Tuesday. Bridges said Lane will work to assist Capgemini’s...

Scott Turner Joins IntelliDyne as Healthcare IT Business Development Senior Director

Scott Turner, a 27-year veteran in government business development and electronic engineering, has joined IntelliDyne LLC as senior director of healthcare information technology business development. He will work to capture healthcare IT business opportunities within Defense Department and civilian agency markets, IntelliDyne said Friday. Turner most recently served as vice president of business development...

Andy Maner: IBM, Epic Extend Partnership to Chase DoD EHR Contract

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and medical information technology firm Epic have teamed up to pursue a Defense Department contract to modernize IT systems that are built to manage electronic health records of service members and their families. The team plans to offer DoD a joint technology platform that will aim to address interoperability and security issues in the military health system, IBM said Tuesday. “Improving...

Chuck Prow Elevates at IBM to Lead Global Government Sales

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Chuck Prow Chuck Prow, managing partner responsible for IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) global public sector, has been elevated to the role of industry general manager for global governments and will oversee the firm’s sales in hardware, software and services to government globally, Prow broke to GovCon Wire this week. The consulting and technology veteran is now responsible for the firm’s growth...

CA, IBM Vet Amy Fliegelman Olli Joins Avaya as SVP & General Counsel

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Amy Fliegelman Olli Amy Fliegelman Olli, a former executive at CA Technologies (NYSE: CA) and 18-year IBM (NYSE: IBM) veteran, has joined Avaya as senior vice president and general counsel. She will also serve as a member of Avaya’s senior executive counsel and work at the company’s global headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Avaya said Thursday. The company also appointed Andrea Cunningham, founder...