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IBM scoops up mobile message service Xtify

IBM bought Xtify, giving them a smart, young company, which provides push notifications from major brands to consumers across mobile devices.

Spotlight: IBM uses big data to predict outbreaks of dengue fever, malaria

Scientists from IBM have teamed with John Hopkins University and University of California researchers to put big data muscle behind the fight against some of the world's most devastating infectious diseases.

Spotlight: Research says buyer beware for cloud services

A team of research analysts have published the results of their study on the cloud computing market and whether organizations truly get what they are paying for.

IBM beefs up financial security portfolio with Trusteer buy

IBM has expanded its security services portfolio through its agreement to acquire Trusteer, a provider of software and services to guard against financial fraud.

Attackers can steal corporate data using DNS tunnels, warn researchers

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Surreptitious communication via the domain name system poses a serious security threat to enterprises, warns a group of researchers from the University of California system, Qualcomm and IBM.

Backdoors in Lenovo equipment prompt classified network ban by 5 governments

Laboratory testing of Lenovo's PCs and other equipment allegedly found backdoors in its hardware and firmware vulnerabilities in its chips, which has led to the equipment being banned from classified networks by five governments, the Australian Financial Review reports.

IBM, HP, Dell battle for second spot behind Cisco in network equipment market, says Infonetics

IBM, HP and Dell are battling to take second place in the enterprise network equipment market behind leader Cisco, according to a survey of 210 enterprises in North America conducted by Infonetics Research.

IBM adds BLU Acceleration to DB2, loads terabytes of data in RAM

IBM customers say that while they readily embraced the BLU Acceleration concept, they were fearful of it too. That is likely to be a common reaction to any vendor shift to in-memory processing. 

Enterprise social heads for the niches

As I attended the E2 conference in Boston this week, I noticed that the space seems to be headed for the niches, looking for smaller departmental use cases, rather than a bigger, all-encompassing enterprise communications tool.

IBM, Salesforce acquisitions latest in series of high-profile cloud purchases

IBM has agreed to acquire cloud computing company SoftLayer Technologies for around $2 billion, according to a report by Bloomberg. Enterprises are becoming more comfortable with putting their data in the cloud, which is fueling acquisitions of smaller cloud firms by bigger firms.