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2014-09-30 12:30:45

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has extended, by three years, its multiyear services agreement with AmerisourceBergen, one of the largest global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies in the world. IBM will manage the IT infrastructure that supports the company's 13,000 employees and operations across 25 of its distribution centers in North America. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090416/IBMLOGO Offering...

2014-09-29 23:12:09

Sencha Touch, Adobe Cordova (PhoneGap) and IBM Worklight Enable CM First to Optimize CM WebClient/CA Plex Solutions for Customer Mobility Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 In crafting web and mobile-enablement solutions, CM First has partnered with several leaders in the space to rapidly create specialized solutions for the specific needs of customers. In the recently released Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms, partners Adobe and IBM show up as...

2014-09-29 08:36:50

DUBLIN, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Document Management Systems (DMS) Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Document management systems are electronic solutions that help organizations effectively manage and streamline their document management activities. From unstructured content to structured documentation, a document management system includes every action taken...

2014-09-26 12:27:32

Leading Korean Bank Empowers Employees with Secure Mobile Capabilities to Improve Productivity and Customer Service SEOUL, South Korea and ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration with Busan Bank to create a set of secure, customized mobile apps that will improve employee productivity and decision making to enhance the customer experience. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090416/IBMLOGO More than 78 percent of South Korea's...

2014-09-25 12:34:08

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that MutualMind, a startup that provides social media sentiment analysis, has migrated from Amazon Web Services and Rackspace onto IBM cloud infrastructure, doubling the computing power of its real-time, on-demand content analysis and visualization application. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090416/IBMLOGO MutualMind helps customers monitor brand discussions on the social networks on which they have...

2014-09-25 12:34:03

Moves from traditional provider to IBM Bluemix to speed application development and delivery ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Verdafero, a San Francisco-based utility analytics startup, has selected IBM Cloud to power its utility analytics platform, allowing customers to reduce their energy, water or waste consumption by up to 30 percent. Verdafero chose IBM's open cloud platform, Bluemix, over a previously used platform, in order to...

2014-09-25 12:33:57

Vivocha Will Develop New, Secure Online Customer Engagement Tools with Bluemix ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Vivocha is adopting IBM Bluemix to further develop its platform and integrate new, customer-centric features in the cloud quickly, effectively and securely. Vivocha offers a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for online businesses, including retailers that want to improve their engagement with customers....

2014-09-24 23:09:02

Eliminates planned downtime with online backups of the process engine, database, object store(s) and GCD Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 enChoice®, Inc. (http://www.enchoice.com) announced today the release of CYA SmartRecovery™ 5.0 for IBM® FileNet® Content Manager (P8). CYA SmartRecovery 5.0 eliminates planned FileNet downtime by leveraging existing backup technologies to perform hot, consistent point-in-time backups of all FileNet components (the process engine,...

2014-09-24 23:06:39

Expects All Solid State Storage Systems to dominate primary storage purchases in the next three years. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Solid State Technology has become an integral part of addressing storage needs for IT Enterprises. There are a wide variety of architectural implementations for Solid State Storage Systems, which can cause confusion over their value and performance in different environments. To help reduce this confusion, Evaluator Group has expanded its Solid State...

2014-09-24 08:33:47

Leading Nonprofit Utilizes Mobile Management and Security Solutions for Program that Creates More Rewarding Interactions for Students with Disabilities ARMONK, N.Y. and HADDONFIELD, N.J., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today it is working with Bancroft, a major provider of specialized services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to manage an innovative, cloud-based educational program. Staff and students can now access a library of...


Latest IBM Reference Libraries

2010-09-07 17:51:13

A direct access storage device, or DASD, is a secondary storage device in mainframe computers that has low access time for all of its capacity. The term DASD was introduced by IBM to describe disk drives, magnetic drums, and data cells. The direct access capability of those devices was quite different than that of sequential access used in tape drives because it required a substantially long time to access a distant point in a medium. IBM computers access devices through channels, which are...

2010-09-02 14:56:06

A control store is the element of a CPUs control unit that stores the CPU's micro program and is usually accessed by a micro sequencer. A control store is usually executed as a diode-selection of read-only memory. This tradition dates back to 1947 when the program timing matrix on the MIT Whirlwind was initially introduced. The earliest models of IBM mainframe had read-only control store; however, the System/370 and successor models were made and loaded their micro programs from floppy disks...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'