International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has purchased a Rome-based cyber security company called CrossIdeas. IBM is planning to use CrossIdeas to further develop security offerings and enhance its enterprise data management division.
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) is planning to spend $3 billion in research and development over the next five years. IBM will be funding two programs to create smaller and powerful chips that can be used in IBM Watson.
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Pure Storage is a flash-storage company that is fighting with EMC over intellectual property in the courts. On Thursday, Pure Storage announced it acquired over 100 patents from International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM).
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) bidding on $11 billion contract to overhaul Military Health System (MHS)
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has teamed up with Epic Systems to bid on an $11 billion defense contract that would overhaul the Military Health System (MHS) clinical systems, according to Bloomberg. The overhaul would affect 9.7 million beneficiaries, including active duty personnel and their families.
The Watson group of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has announced that it has acquired artificial intelligence company Cognea. Cognea has developed a cognitive computing and conversational artificial intelligence platform. Cognea offers virtual assistants that relate to people through personalities. Some of Cognea’s customers include NASA, HP, and Start Farm.
At the SmarterCommerce Global Summit 2014 conference in Tampa, Florida, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has announced a digital marketing platform that includes capabilities that were acquired through the Silverpop deal. This platform is called IBM ExperienceOne, which is a rebranding of its Enterprise Marketing Management Suite. ExperienceOne is available on the cloud, on-premise, or through a hybrid environment. ExperienceOne also includes capabilities acquired through Sterling Commerce, Tealeaf, Coremetrics, Unica, DemandTec and Xtify.
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International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has announced it has completed the acquisition of Silverpop. Silverpop gives marketers cloud-based capabilities that deliver personalized customer engagements that can scale for any sized business. Silverpop’s automated platform reduces the complexity of omnichannel marketing and makes it easier to personalize each customer interaction in real time.
At the Impact Conference in Las Vegas, IBM has announced a new cloud marketplace, which will be a central location to shop for IBM cloud services and from third-party partners. IBM has been building up its cloud services over the past several years.