IBM Bolsters Cloud Portfolio While Infusing Analytics Into New Cloud Offerings Infuses analytics into new cloud offerings to help clients drive business transformation $2 billion SoftLayer investment to underpin its high value cloud capabilities Singapore - 09 Oct 2013: Building on its $2 billion acquisition of SoftLayer, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a series of new offerings that fuse together high value cloud and analytics capabilities to further help clients drive business transformation and growth. As part of this expansion, IBM is announcing new social business and mobile offerings for its 100+ software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution portfolio, integrated cloud capabilities with SoftLayer assets and new expert integrated systems for hybrid cloud computing environments. With today’s news, IBM
Cheap Laptops or Integrated Cloud Systems for Education? One of the most heated debates in many emerging economies and third-world countries is tying education to device ownership. The original mentality of NGO programs that use e-learning to support remote communities online is to provide over-the-counter laptops. These would normally have a face value of under a hundred dollars per machine. The schemes would even do away with Value Added Tax in the country of use. Now there is the integrated system that brings together a myriad of such devices in a classroom and makes them more than a mere local network.