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IBM CEO Rometty to Add Chairman's Role

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International Business Machines Corp. said President and CEO Virginia M. Rometty will take on the added title of chairman, as Samuel J. Palmisano retires....
IBM CEO Rometty to Add Chairman's Role

Cisco Tries Reinvention in Tough Time

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Cisco Systems Inc. shares tumbled this time last year after executives warned their biggest corporate customers were ordering less equipment. If history repeats itself this week, the networking giant will join a dreary but growing club. A wide range of companies — from Cisco rival Juniper Networks Inc. to tech...
Cisco Tries Reinvention in Tough Time

IBM Takes a Beating

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All winning streaks come to an end. For International Business Machines Corp., the moment came this week. After reporting profits that at least met Wall Street’s expectations for 31 straight quarters dating back through the financial crisis to early 2005, IBM stumbled late Thursday. Read the rest of this post...
IBM Takes a Beating

From Dell Insider to Suitor

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Blackstone Group LP’s letter laying out a potential bid for Dell Inc. was co-signed by someone very familiar to the computer maker: David Johnson. Mr. Johnson, a graduate of Boston College and a 27-year alum of International Business Machines Corp., joined Dell in 2009 as its senior vice president of...
From Dell Insider to Suitor

IBM Services Chief Michael Daniels to Retire

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International Business Machines Corp. announced a leadership change in its gargantuan services division, as the company said Senior Vice President and Services head Michael E. Daniels will retire on March 31 after a 36-year career with the technology giant. IBM didn’t appoint a new singular head to lead its services...
IBM Services Chief Michael Daniels to Retire

Court to Consider When Software Can Be Patented

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A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., will hear arguments Friday over a fundamental question that has vexed the technology industry for nearly two decades: When is a piece of software patentable? The issue has created a curious split in the technology sector. On one side lie technology giants such...
Court to Consider When Software Can Be Patented

IBM Profit Rises on Higher Software Sales

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International Business Machines Corp.’s fourth-quarter earnings increased 6.3 percent as the technology heavyweight’s software sales and margins strengthened, though overall revenue declined slightly. Shares jumped 3.1 percent to $202.15 after hours as results beat analysts’ expectations and as the company offered upbeat earnings guidance for 2013. Read the rest of...
IBM Profit Rises on Higher Software Sales

SAP Has A Great Quarter And Ups Its Full-Year Guidance (SAP)

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(Updates with share price starting in first paragraph.) SAP AG, the biggest maker of business-management software, reported third-quarter software license revenue that beat analyst estimates and boosted a sales forecast. The stock rose the most in more than three months. Sales of new software licenses, an indicator of future revenue,...
SAP Has A Great Quarter And Ups Its Full-Year Guidance (SAP)

IBM Reassigns Hardware Chief After Sales Drop

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Longtime International Business Machines Corp. executive Rodney C. Adkins has been reassigned from his position as head of the company’s hardware group, according to a person familiar with the matter. The move followed a 17 percent drop in first-quarter sales at the Systems and Technology Group, which handles the company’s...
IBM Reassigns Hardware Chief After Sales Drop

IBM Could Trim 8,000 German Jobs, According to Labor Union

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International Business Machines Corp. may be planning to eliminate about 8,000 jobs in Germany, said Bert Stach, who represents labor union Ver.di in negotiations with the U.S. company....
IBM Could Trim 8,000 German Jobs, According to Labor Union

LIVE: IBM EARNINGS BEAT AT $2.78, Revenue Below Forecasts (IBM)

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UPDATE (4:08 p.m.): Global technology and consulting giant IBM reported better-than-expected results this afternoon, earning operating net income of $3.3 billion or $2.78 per share during the first three months of 2012. Follow the announcement live here > However revenue at the Armonk, N.Y. based company was flat at $24.67 billion...
LIVE: IBM EARNINGS BEAT AT $2.78, Revenue Below Forecasts (IBM)

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IBM's Chief to Employees: Think Fast, Move Faster

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International Business Machines Corp. Chief Executive Virginia Rometty delivered a rare companywide reprimand in the wake of a poor earnings report last week, saying the sprawling technology company needed to move faster and respond more quickly to customers. The comments came in a five-minute internal video message to the company’s...
IBM's Chief to Employees: Think Fast, Move Faster

IBM’s Pick of SugarCRM Creates More Rivals for Oracle

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Much has been made of the rivalry between Oracle Corp. and Salesforce.com Inc. in cloud computing. But last week a venture-backed start-up secured one of the richest contracts in business for software to manage sales, marketing and customer relationships. International Business Machines Corp. disclosed it will replace its Oracle/Siebel customer...
IBM’s Pick of SugarCRM Creates More Rivals for Oracle

Tech's Rust Belt Takes Shape

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Technology has long distributed its riches unequally. But the sector has seldom seemed so sharply divided between disrupters and the disrupted. Computing pioneer International Business Machines Corp. on Thursday reported its revenue dropped 5 percent after failing to close big software and hardware deals. Read the rest of this post...
Tech's Rust Belt Takes Shape

CHINA WINS AGAIN: Hewlett Packard Is No Longer The World's Top PC Maker (HP)

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(Updates with Lenovo CEO comment in ninth paragraph.) Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s six-year reign as the world's top personal-computer maker was ended by China's Lenovo Group Ltd., highlighting the challenges facing Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman as she strives to revive growth at the 73-year-old U.S. technology company....
CHINA WINS AGAIN: Hewlett Packard Is No Longer The World's Top PC Maker (HP)

IBM And EMC Are Fighting Over SoftLayer, The Hottest Enterprise Company In The World Right Now

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp and EMC Corp are among parties in talks to buy privately held database web hosting company SoftLayer Technologies Inc, in a deal that could fetch over $2 billion, three sources close to the matter said. Dallas, Texas-based SoftLayer has hired Morgan Stanley...
IBM And EMC Are Fighting Over SoftLayer, The Hottest Enterprise Company In The World Right Now

Verdi Rep Says IBM Could Cut More Than 8,000 Jobs in Long-Term

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International Business Machines Corp. could more than 8,000 jobs in Germany in the long-term, Bert Stach, who represents labor union Ver.di in its negotiations with IBM, said by telephone today. “I don’t expect IBM to cut these jobs through mass layoffs, but instead by offering severance packages,” Stach said....
Verdi Rep Says IBM Could Cut More Than 8,000 Jobs in Long-Term
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LIVE: IBM Reports Second Quarter Earnings (IBM)

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Technology giant International Business Machines will report second quarter after U.S. markets close at 4 p.m. today, offering a clear gauge of business ability to fund technology investments.  Wall Street forecasts the firm will post earnings per share of $3.43 on sales of $26.3 billion. Click here for updates >...
LIVE: IBM Reports Second Quarter Earnings (IBM)

Brazil's Eike Batista Signs Deal With IBM

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Brazilian billionaire businessman Eike Batista on Wednesday unveiled the latest in a series of high-profile partnerships, bringing U.S. technology behemoth International Business Machines Corp. into his burgeoning industrial empire. IBM has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Batista’s SIX Automacao, a company that specializes in providing technology services...
Brazil's Eike Batista Signs Deal With IBM
IBM Cashes In On The Cloud -- Buys Hosting Company SoftLayer

IBM in Talks to Sell Part of Its Server Business

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International Business Machines Corp. is in advanced discussions with Lenovo Group Ltd. to sell part its computer server business, said people familiar with the matter. At issue is IBM’s business selling so-called x86 servers, the low-price workhorses of many corporate and cloud-based data centers. An exact sale price isn’t known,...
IBM in Talks to Sell Part of Its Server Business

IBM Increases Dividend 13 Percent

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International Business Machines Corp.’s board approved a 13 percent dividend increase and authorized an additional $7 billion to buy back shares as the company looks to return more of its rising cash levels to shareholders. The quarterly dividend increase, to 85 cents a share from 75 cents, marks the 17th...
IBM Increases Dividend 13 Percent

IBM's Net Rises 7.1 Percent on Slight Revenue Growth

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International Business Machines Corp.’s IBM first-quarter earnings rose 7.1 percent as the technology heavyweight reported higher revenue from its software and services business and improved margins, though hardware sales slipped. The company also raised its full-year earnings projection. IBM has consistently moved to higher-margin businesses and away from crowded fields...
IBM's Net Rises 7.1 Percent on Slight Revenue Growth

Facebook Refreshes IPO Paperwork With Yahoo Patent Spat

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By John Letzing and Shayndi Raice Facebook Inc. amended its IPO filing Tuesday to reflect recent events including its nasty patent fight with Yahoo Inc. Facebook notes in the filing that Yahoo hit it with a suit on March 12 alleging infringement of 10 patents, and is seeking unspecified damages...
Facebook Refreshes IPO Paperwork With Yahoo Patent Spat

IBM Buying Worklight to Enhance Mobile-Application Software

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International Business Machines Corp., the world’s biggest computer-services provider, is acquiring Worklight Inc., a closely held maker of software for smartphones and tablets to enhance its mobile-service offerings....
IBM Buying Worklight to Enhance Mobile-Application Software
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What The FBI Had On Steve Jobs

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You’ve heard about things going on your permanent record? Steve Jobs had one, too. The Federal Bureau of Investigation just made public its file on the Apple co-founder. The agency assembled the investigation in 1991 because Jobs was being considered for a presidential appointment by George H.W. Bush to the...
What The FBI Had On Steve Jobs
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