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IBM to throw a few more billion at cloud, big data

IBM's CEO Ginny Rometty and CFO Martin Schroeter aimed to reassure investors the company is moving in the right direction

IBM said at an investor meeting this week the company plans to pour $4bn into strategic technology initatives like cloud, big data and Watson in a bid to reap about ten times as much in revenue by 2018.

NHL taps SAP for cloud-powered stats

The NHL is working with SAP to revamp its statistics platform

North America’s National Hockey League (NHL) has announced a multiyear partnership with SAP that will see the hockey league deploy its recently announced statistics services on SAP HANA in the cloud.

SoftLayer to add cloud datacentres in Sydney, Montreal

IBM has stood up five cloud datacentres in less than four months

SoftLayer will soon open new cloud datacentres in Sydney, Australia and Montreal, Canada as part of the company’s continued global rollout, with plans to add more capacity in other high growth regions in the coming months.

ARM, IBM target startups with Internet of Things starter kit

The Internet of Things starter kit will be available later this year

ARM and IBM have jointly announced an Internet of Things starter kit that will enable developers to rapidly prototype mbed-based IoT applications using IBM’s platform as a service offering Bluemix and a development board from Freescale, powered by an ARM Cortex-M4 processor. The companies are aiming the kit at startups, which hasn’t traditionally been IBM’s nor ARM’s target demographic.

IBM unveils London studio to target Internet of Things, cloud, big data development

IBM Studio

IBM is opening up a studio in London aimed at attracting design and digital experts to work with clients and develop digital solutions using the company’s mobile, big data and cloud technologies.

Netflix looks to IBM for cloud storage revamp

Netflix is making big changes to how it architects its service

Netflix has deployed IBM storage systems in a bid to consolidate and manage growing data volumes. The announcement comes as Netflix looks to completely rethink its architecture.

Shop Direct enlists IBM for hybrid cloud deployment

Shop Direct previously enlisted AWS to help improve website availability

UK e-retailer Shop Direct, the firm behind and, has enlisted IBM to help the company set up and manage a hybrid cloud platform in a bid to make its online platforms more performant.

IBM cloud checks in to the Marriott

Marriott is moving much of its core IT landscape into IBM's cloud

Global hotel chain Marriott International announced plans to use IBM’s cloud services to bolster the digital services the company offers to its guests in over 4,000 locations and improve the efficiency of the company’s IT operations.

AWS keeps lead over Microsoft, IBM, Google in cloud

Cloud market 2014Q4

Fourth quarter 2014 data suggests Amazon Web Services (AWS) has hit a five-year high in its share of the cloud infrastructure service market despite more competitors having entered the fray over that period.

IBM unveils Leicester service centre as global cuts continue

IBM is opening a services centre in Leicester City as it continues to cull a massive number of jobs elsewhere in the firm

IBM has announced the launch of an IT services centre in the City of Leicester that will reportedly create up to 300 IT jobs in the region. The announcement comes amidst massive workforce cuts elsewhere at the firm.