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IBM Taking on Sun in Web Infrastructure?
IBM has decided to take on Sun in the Internet infrastructure arena. What do they bring to the table? And who will win the war of words?
Sun in Web Infrastructure? IBM Taking on Sun in Web Infrastructure? R. Krause - May 19, 2000 Event Summary May 1, 2000 - IBM, after years of taking a back seat to Sun in the Web server and infrastructure market, has decided to try to make up for lost time. CEO Lou Gerstner has given his crew their marching orders: get out and be aggressive against Sun. A highly visible win for Big Blue has been Network Solutions Inc. (NSI), which recently decided to change its A.Root domain server from a Sun system to
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IBM Aims Renamed UNIX Server at Sun
In the latest phase of its campaign to unseat Sun as the dominant Internet server brand, IBM has released a slew of performance benchmarks for its 'eServer
trying to decide between IBM and Sun is that, currently, there are significantly more software apps available for Solaris than for AIX (IBM's version of Unix). For many customers wanting to have an enterprise-level system, this is a significant issue. Editor's Note: This article has been modified from its original form since the original publication date.
IBM Loads Linux on Mainframes
IBM has announced that it will now provide Linux support and services for its largest machines, the S/390 Series of mainframes/servers.
interest in this announcement. IBM has made it clear they are trying to supplant Sun in the Internet infrastructure, so we expect that more Solaris-only shops will be hearing from IBM Sales in the future. However, we are not certain there is (presently) a compelling reason for current Sun users to switch from Solaris to IBM-based Linux. There may be other reasons to move from Sun to IBM, but we do not see Linux itself as a key reason, except as part of a larger strategy.
IBM’s Unix Servers Eclipse Sun
IBM’s latest RS/6000 server, the high-end S80, outsold Sun Microsystems’ E10000 by almost three-to-one in the fourth quarter. Who cares – it’s the performance
pricing. This still leaves IBM with an advantage, so Sun needs to increase performance, or reduce prices, or both, to go head-to-head with IBM. Since the processing power growth curve for the SPARC architecture seems to be rising slower than that for Intel, Sun might want to spend more time in that area. And focus less on going after Microsoft. User Recommendations With a sticker price for a nicely equipped system upwards of one million dollars, the S80 is certainly not for everyone. But it certainly
eBay Looking For Sun Block?
The now-infamous 1999 shutdowns of the eBay website has led them to consider alternatives to their current Sun infrastructure.
campaign, James Sciales, an IBM spokesman, was quoted regarding their recent big win at Network Solutions Inc. In Big Blue's fight to regain market share from Sun for computers that power the Internet, it's a case study of what IBM is best known for - leading technology. Sun's Doug van Aman responded by downplaying the server shift. IBM sold Network Solutions one system, he said. We have many, many, many systems at Network Solutions. The (Sun) E450 server is a smaller server, while the (IBM) S80 is
IBM Jumps on the Linux Bandwagon with Both Feet, Sort Of
IBM is refocusing its corporate-wide Internet software efforts around Linux, creating a new Linux Group within the Enterprise Server Division.
12:30 PM ET - IBM is refocusing its corporate-wide Internet software efforts around Linux, a move it hopes will legitimize the open-source movement for large corporations while reviving its own flagging enterprise server business. In the process, IBM has dismantled the four-year-old Internet Division and has established a new Linux group under the Enterprise Server Division. The new group will be headed by former Internet division executive Irving Wladawsky-Berger, who will report to Sam Palmisano,
ROI Case Study: IBM Business Analytics, Accelrys
IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator helped this software and services company earn a 586 percent ROI in just three months by providing deeper insights about products,
Case Study: IBM Business Analytics, Accelrys IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator helped this software and services company earn a 586 percent ROI in just three months by providing deeper insights about products, services and costs.
Leveraging Value from SAP with IBM Cognos
Organizations may find it easy to accumulate data from their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, but that information often remains unusable to decision
Value from SAP with IBM Cognos Organizations may find it easy to accumulate data from their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, but that information often remains unusable to decision makers. A popular solution is to deploy automated tools for reporting, planning, and budgeting, as well as applications like business intelligence (BI) and performance management (PM). Find out how IBM Cognos BI and PM solutions work with SAP ERP systems.
HR Tech 2013 Interview: Tim Geisert, CMO, IBM Smarter Workforce
HCM Analyst Raluca Druta interviews Tim Geisert, Chief Marketing Officer for IBM Smarter Workforce, live on the show floor at the 2013 HR Technology® Conference
Interview: Tim Geisert, CMO, IBM Smarter Workforce HCM Analyst Raluca Druta interviews Tim Geisert, Chief Marketing Officer for IBM Smarter Workforce, live on the show floor at the 2013 HR Technology® Conference & Exposition. Listen and find out how Smarter Workforce fits into IBM’s Smarter Planet initiative, how cognitive is changing HCM, and whether IBM will be delivering its Kenexa solution with ERP suites from rivals Oracle and SAP.
IMI, IBM Take First Step in Third Quarter
Six months after announcing its partnership with IBM, Industri-Matematik posted positive license growth in its third fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2000 but
IBM Take First Step in Third Quarter IMI, IBM Take First Step in Third Quarter S. McVey - April 3rd, 2000 Event Summary For its third quarter ended January 31, Industri-Matematik, a provider of solutions for advanced order management, warehouse management, and customer service, posted $4.3 million in license revenues, a 5% increase over the same period last year. Services and hardware revenues declined 9% from the same period last year to $14.5 million making licenses 23% of the total revenue for the
IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced the release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7, with a new pricing structure for application service providers (ASPs), support
Universal Database Version 7 IBM Announces the Release of DB2 Universal Database Version 7 M. Reed and A. Turner -May 8, 2000 Event Summary In the April announcement IBM stated that this reinforced its commitment to data management leadership and introduced DB2 Universal Database Version 7 - the most powerful solution of its kind in the industry, and, in most cases, at a third the price of Oracle. IBM continues to invest in new hiring programs, product development, and marketing campaigns with the
IBM Connections is a platform that integrates social technology into a company’s activities and business processes, allowing individuals to locate
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IBM Introduces Predictive Analytics Optimization to the Supply Chain
About the only thing that gets us more excited than analytics is predictive analytics, and so when we saw an IBM press release entitled
an IBM press release entitled IBM Introduces Predictive Analytics Software and Services that Forecast Asset Failure , we knew we had to ask some questions about a new IBM offering called Predictive Analytics Optimization (PAO). TEC went right to the source, and spoke with IBM’s director of business analytics strategy, Erick Brethenoux, to find out more. Predictive Analytics The need for predictive analytics has, of course, been around for some time, and there have been solutions to track
IBM to Demo Crusoe-based Notebook
At the upcoming PC Expo, IBM is planning to provide a technology demonstration - a ThinkPad notebook computer designed around Transmeta’s Crusoe microprocessor.
to Demo Crusoe-based Notebook IBM to Demo Crusoe-based Notebook R. Krause - June 23, 2000 Event Summary For the second time in as many weeks, Transmeta has been named as the processor for a major manufacturer's upcoming product. In late May, Gateway and AOL announced their joint effort to produce an Internet appliance based on the Crusoe processor, and now IBM has said it may use the Crusoe in ThinkPad notebooks due to ship later this year. IBM said it will have a technology demonstration of one notebook
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