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IBM buys SoftLayer as part of public cloud push

IBM has signed an agreement to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, as it looks to accelerate the build-out of its public cloud infrastructure. The company is also forming a services division to back up the push.

IBM snatches UrbanCode for DevOps prowess

Sensing a need among its customers for faster software development, IBM has acquired UrbanCode, a provider of tools suited for the emerging practice of rapid software development called devops.

IBM's x86 exit may shake up market and rivals

IBM's share of the x86 server segment has declined over the last several years.

IBM-Lenovo deal likely to focus on low-end, commodity servers, analyst says

Any deal by IBM to sell parts of its server business to Lenovo is likely to focus on low-end commodity x86 hardware, not higher-end x86 systems such as IBM's PureSystems and iDataPlex servers, an industry analyst said Thursday.

Reports: IBM may sell x86 server business to Lenovo

IBM is in "advanced discussions" with Lenovo over a possible deal for it to purchase IBM's x86 server business, according to two news reports Thursday.

IBM's revenue deflated in 2013's first quarter

Unable to close a number of large mainframe and software deals by the end of the quarter, IBM has reported a 5 percent decline in revenue to $23.4 billion for the first quarter of 2013.

IBM bets $1 billion on flash storage

The hard drive will soon be dead, at least for most uses in the enterprise, IBM is betting. The company is undertaking a major strategic initiative -- and US$1 billion in research -- to make flash the prominent form of storage in most organizations.

IBM makes big mobile push with MobileFirst

IBM is making a renewed push into the burgeoning market for all things mobile, saying it can help its corporate customers grow revenue and become more competitive through mobile app development.

IBM puts supercomputer Watson's smarts in SMB servers

IBM's Watson supercomputer outperformed humans in the televised game show "Jeopardy." Now the company is moving some of its underlying technologies from the supercomputer into new entry-level servers.

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IBM dominates 2012 patent count with Google, Apple surging

IBM earned 6,478 utility patents last year, topping the list of patent winners for the 20th year in a row