IBM Digital Health Pass to integrate with CLX Health's TrustAssure platform » 08:3706/1706/17/21
IBM and CLX Health…
IBM and CLX Health announced plans to integrate IBM Digital Health Pass with CLX Health's TrustAssure platform to help provide individuals with a seamless, secure way to locate and schedule a COVID-19 test with a provider and create a verifiable credential to use, if needed, when returning to physical locations, such as an airplane, sports stadium or workplace. CLX TrustAssure is a global network of more than 15,000 labs across more than 82 countries.
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IBM tells U.S. staff they will go back to the office in September, CNBC says » 15:0906/0906/09/21
IBM chief human resources…
IBM chief human resources officer Nickle LaMoreau told the company's U.S. workers that they will return to the office the week of September 7, CNBC's Steve Kovach reports, citing an internal memo. LaMoreau told employees in the memo that the company is working on protocols for fully vaccinated staff to work in the office without masks, the author says, noting the executive said IBM is working on health and safety protocols for business travel and meetings with clients as well. Reference Link
IBM, STFC Hartree Centre form GBP210M partnership over AI, quantum computing » 19:0506/0306/03/21
U.K. Science Minister…
U.K. Science Minister Amanda Solloway has unveiled a five-year, GBP210M partnership with IBM. Its mission is to support U.K. businesses and the public sector by reducing the risk of exploring and adopting innovative new digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing, by breaking down practical barriers to innovation such as access to infrastructure or digital skills gaps within their organisation. Based in Daresbury, an additional 60 new scientists, interns and students will join IBM Research and the Hartree Centre, within the UK Research and Innovation's Science and Technology Facilities Council to establish a joint STFC - IBM programme called the Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation, which will apply AI, high performance computing and data analytics, quantum computing and cloud technologies to accelerate discovery and develop innovative solutions to industry challenges including materials development, life sciences, environmental sustainability and manufacturing. The research is part of IBM's global Discovery Accelerator initiative, which seeks to accelerate discovery and innovation based on a convergence of advanced technologies by establishing research centres, fostering and enabling collaborative communities, and advancing skills and economic growth in large-scale programs.
IBM expands relationship with Persistent Systems for hybrid cloud adoption » 08:4406/0206/02/21
IBM announed that…
IBM announed that Persistent Systems plans to expand its relationship with IBM to help fuel open hybrid cloud adoption, core IT modernization and digital transformation for customers across the enterprise. Spanning more than 20 years, Persistent's collaboration with IBM grew from a project in security to collaborating on more than 400 shared customers. Persistent will evolve its Red Hat Center of Excellence by adding co-engineering PODs and specialized teams focused on product engineering and advanced technology skills. Persistent will continue to use IBM Security solutions like IBM Security QRadar SIEM in conjunction with its proprietary security operations centers. The company intends to onboard its Digital Banking Solution to the IBM Cloud for Financial Services. In addition, Persistent will build and deploy its Telco Network Cloud Manager solution on the IBM Cloud for Telecommunications.
IBM to establish IBM Center for Government Cybersecurity » 06:0406/0206/02/21
IBM (IBM) announced that…
IBM (IBM) announced that it is creating the IBM Center for Government Cybersecurity, a collaborative environment focused on helping federal agencies address current and future cybersecurity threats. The company said, "The center will facilitate events and learnings, drawing on IBM's cybersecurity expertise from delivering software and managed services to over 17,500 security customers globally. Working with a group of internal IBM experts and external advisors, including former government officials with decades of cybersecurity experience, the center will leverage IBM technology and host workshops focused on priorities such as zero trust frameworks and cloud security, complemented by access to IBM Research labs to collaborate around the future of encryption. As recent threats like SolarWinds (SWI) and the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack against critical infrastructure have shown, the threat landscape has crossed over from the digital world to the physical. In fact, the 2021 IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence Index found that ransomware accounted for 33% of the attacks on government organizations in 2020. With the US Federal government furthering its investment in hybrid cloud, new approaches for cybersecurity should focus on protecting both systems as well as data - no matter where it is - either on premise, in the cloud, or at the edge." The IBM Center for Government Cybersecurity will be housed at IBM's offices in downtown Washington DC. The new facility will feature secured laboratory space where government customers can collaborate on unique solutions for advanced security threats leveraging insights from demos of IBM technologies and services. Initially, IBM will conduct virtual sessions to accommodate any challenges to meeting in person, with the capability to execute engagements at on-site customer locations. A central goal of the IBM Center for Government Cybersecurity is to provide access to information on cybersecurity technologies IBM is using with the public and private sectors, and security innovations being developed in IBM Research laboratories via workshops. Some of initial examples of the sessions IBM will conduct include: Adapting to a Zero Trust World; Hybrid Cloud Security Challenges for Data Portability; The Future of Cryptography.
IBM selected by Pitney Bowes for global hybrid cloud transformation » 09:0505/2005/20/21
IBM (IBM) and Pitney…
IBM (IBM) and Pitney Bowes (PBI) signed an agreement under which IBM will deliver IT automation, machine learning and managed infrastructure services designed to help Pitney Bowes embrace hybrid cloud computing to support its global business plan and goals. IBM is delivering IT automation, machine learning and managed infrastructure services to help Pitney Bowes transform and embrace hybrid cloud computing. Under the agreement, IBM will manage core infrastructure domains including servers, storage systems, end-user computing, and networking for Pitney Bowes, while helping to keep critical business systems running efficiently. IBM and Pitney Bowes signed their global hybrid cloud infrastructure transformation agreement in Q1.
Kyndryl names Michael Bradshaw chief information officer » 15:0105/1805/18/21
Kyndryl, thew new,…
Kyndryl, thew new, independent public company that will be created following the separation of IBM's Managed Infrastructure Services business, announced that it has appointed industry veteran Michael Bradshaw as the company's Chief Information Officer. "In Michael Bradshaw, Kyndryl is fortunate to work with a veteran CIO who has held top jobs with companies like NBC Universal and Lockheed Martin," said Martin Schroeter, the chief executive officer of Kyndryl. "Michael knows how to leverage technology and talent to drive business results, and he will help our teams advance the vital systems that power human progress for our customers."
IBM announces plans to acquire Waeg, terms undisclosed » 06:3705/1805/18/21
IBM (IBM) announced plans…
IBM (IBM) announced plans to acquire Waeg, a Salesforce (CRM) consulting partner in Europe, to extend IBM's portfolio of Salesforce services and advance IBM's hybrid cloud and AI strategy. Waeg provides a full spectrum of Salesforce consulting services, from digital strategy advisory, business-to-business commerce, marketing automation and customer experience design to implementation and managed services.
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Qualcomm tells TechCrunch it won't attend Mobile World Congress in person » 11:4805/1305/13/21
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Qualcomm (QCOM) is…
Qualcomm (QCOM) is joining a number of other tech giants, including Google (GOOGL), IBM (IBM), Nokia (NOK), Sony (SONY), Oracle (ORCL), Ericsson (ERIC), Samsung (SSNLF), and Lenovo (LNVGY), in deciding not to exhibiting at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in person, TechCrunch's Brian Heater reports. A spokesperson for Qualcomm told TechCrunch that it will be taking a similar approach as many of the others, deciding to attend the event virtually. "While we appreciate the health and safety measures being put into place by the GSMA for MWC Barcelona, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our employees and customers for Qualcomm's participation to be virtual this year," the company said. "We look forward to engaging with the ecosystem through Cristiano Amon's virtual keynote on June 28th and through our latest announcements and 5G demonstrations." Reference Link
Palantir appoints William Kassler as USG Chief Medical Officer » 06:3205/0305/03/21
Palantir Technologies (PLTR) announced the hiring of William J. Kassler, as its first US Government, or USG, Chief Medical Officer, bringing years of clinical and public health expertise to Palantir as it continues its expansion in the private and public health sectors. Kassler is joining Palantir from IBM (IBM) Watson Health and worked throughout his career at the intersection of clinical care and population health. He will lead the Public Health and Life Sciences teams across Palantir's USG and international business. Kassler was IBM Watson Health's Deputy Chief Health Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Government Health & Human Services and led their population health efforts. Before joining the private sector, he was Chief Medical Officer for the New England Region of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, and the State Health Officer for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Kassler started his career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.