Oracle: IBM is trying to kill off its Linux competition
In a blog post, Oracle has taken aim at IBM, which owns Red Hat. It was recently announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) would not provide public source code from June 21. This is causing significant problems for "downstream" variants based on RHEL, including Oracle Linux. "Fewer competitors... Read more
IBM to discontinue Cloud for Education environment at the end of 2023
IBM will discontinue its Education Cloud environment as of Nov. 30. Cloud for Education had been available for two years, offering users of academic institutions cloud-based infrastructure and services for their computing needs.
The product consisted of offering cloud-based vm's for research. T... Read more
IBM close to acquiring Apptio for $5 billion
IBM is close to closing with investor Vista Equity Partners Management on the acquisition of cloud-based FinOps specialist Apptio, according to The Wall Steet Journal.
According to the business newspaper, IBM is at an advanced stage with the acquisition of Apptio and the deal could be finalized ... Read more
Microsoft unveils its roadmap to a quantum supercomputer
The company is taking steps to "accelerate scientific discovery" and says it has already reached its first milestone.
This week Microsoft announced its plans to create a quantum supercomputer over the next several years. The development of the supercomputer rests on the work that Microsoft compl... Read more
IBM expands Adobe partnership with AI-powered consulting services
IBM and Adobe are expanding their partnership. The two companies seek to "digitally re-invent customer interactions" by leveraging Adobe's AI solutions.
This week IBM announced plans to expand its longstanding partnership with Adobe. They aim to "help brands successfully accelerate their content... Read more
IBM to build its first quantum data center in Europe
IBM has just announced plans to build its first European quantum data center. The chosen location involves the German town of Ehningen, southwest of Stuttgart.
The data center could become operational as early as next year. First, it will serve as the center of IBM Quantum's European operations.... Read more
IBM launches 10-year plan for giant quantum supercomputer
IBM will develop a quantum supercomputer over the next 10 years, in cooperation with universities in Tokyo and Chicago. This supercomputer should eventually consist of 100,000 qubits.
Among other things, the collaborative project, for which an amount of $100 million will be allocated, should fur... Read more
IBM unveils Watsonx to bring generative AI to the enterprise
The US tech giant is jumping into the generative AI market promising to "power next generation foundation models" for businesses.
This week IBM announced the impending arrival of IBM watsonx, a new AI and data platform that will enable enterprises to scale and accelerate the impact of the most a... Read more
IBM CEO: “remote work can hurt your career”
This week, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna sent the company's 260,000 employees a message: remote work can hurt your career. Big Blue's chief executive warns employees that working from home can hurt their chances for advancement.
The exec conveyed his warning during an interview with Bloomberg News. “... Read more
IBM CEO: ‘AI to cut 7,800 jobs in next five years’
IBM CEO Arvind Krishna expects AI to eliminate up to 7,800 jobs at the company. 30 percent of current non-customer-facing employees are set not to be needed in the future.
In an interview with Bloomberg, Krishna reveals that IBM will pause hiring additional back-office staff. Think of HR consult... Read more