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Peace Corp Adopts IBM Talent Management Suite

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 16,  2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday on the U.S Peace Corps adotping IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) cloud-based talent management platform under contract with IBM company Kenexa. The talent suite helps fill the corps’ volunteer and recruit requirements worldwide using a software as a service platform with social and mobile components, IBM said …

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Thomson Reuters Taps IBM Watson Cognitive Technology

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 12,  2015 — IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) Watson cognitive offerings are now available to Thomson Reuters clients that seek data insights via content analytics, natural-language processing and evidence-based learning technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Thomson Reuters said Thursday the collaboration is part of its customer-focused mission to leverage …

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Harriet Green Joins IBM to Head Education, Internet of Things Units; John Kelly Comments

Harriet Green, a former CEO and executive director from both the Thomas Cook Group and Premier Farnell, has joined IBM (NYSE: IBM) as vice president and general manager for the company’s newly-created education and Internet of Things units. IBM said Monday the new units will launch in late 2015 and offer company’s big data, advanced analytics and …

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IBM-ARM Tie-up Seeks to Accelerate Internet of Things Delivery

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 8, 2015 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has teamed up with British chipmaker ARM (Nasdaq: ARMH) to integrate IBM’s Internet of Things platform with ARM mBed devices as a chip-to-cloud offering, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Through the collaboration, IBM said it seeks to deliver new capabilities in analytics and device and risk management via the …

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Andras Szakal: O-TTPS ISO/IEC Status Boosts Accreditation for IBM, Others

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 3, 2015 — ISO/IEC has accepted The Open Group’s Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard for COTS ICT products and supply chain security, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. “IBM is a proud founding member of the [The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum] and has successfully obtained O-TTPS accreditation for its …

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IBM Expands Storage Software with Cloud Backup

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 28, 2015 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) has added a cloud-based backup feature to its Spectrum Protect storage software offering, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. IBM said it also updated Spectrum Accelerate to now support storage and compute assets same-server consolidation. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic …

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IBM MaaS360 Mobile Device Manager Gets FedRAMP OK

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 14, 2015 — IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) MaaS360 platform for enterprise will soon be available in the federal marketplace following FedRAMP approval for government use, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. MaaS360 works as a secure productivity suite to support organizations’ mobile device management initiatives. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive …

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IBM Plans to Acquire Merge Healthcare Tech for $1B

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 10, 2015 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) is looking to strengthen Watson’s image analytics and cognitive abilities with a planned purchase of Merge Healthcare (Nasdaq: MRGE), maker of medical imaging and clinical systems based in Chicago, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. IBM said Thursday it expects the $1 billion transaction …

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Derek Schoettle: IBM Eyes Cloud Data Service Expansion Through Compose Purchase

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has acquired database-as-a-service company Compose for an undisclosed amount to help further the development of cloud-based mobile and web applications. “Compose’s breadth of database offerings will expand IBM’s Bluemix platform for the many app developers seeking production-ready databases built on open source, ” Derek Schoettle, general manager …

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IBM Big Data, Analytics Tech Boosts Energy Department’s Solar, Wind Forecasts

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 17, 2015 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) said its weather model and renewable forecasting technology has helped the Energy Department fine-tune its solar and wind forecast accuracy as much as 30 percent compared to using conventional tools, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The system, dubbed SMT, uses big data, …

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