Its largest ever deal
IBM has closed its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat.
Wanting to digitise banking guarantees
Australia’s top three banks have agreed to partner with IBM and shopping mall owner Scentre Group to test blockchain technology to digitise bank guarantees.
Chinese firms are starting to review their contracts with US companies such as Big Blue and Oracle.
EU tips hat
Biggish Blue is set to get bigger are securing unconditional EU approval for its $34 billion bid for software company Red Hat.
IBM has withdrawn an application for antitrust approval for a mainframe computing venture with T-Systems, the IT services arm of Deutsche Telekom, after the German cartel office took a closer look at the transaction.
Adding AI and more data science
IBM is planning to improve its Db2 database by bringing in more data science and AI functions.
AI and IOT could detect diseases early
IBM is using artificial intelligence and connected devices to find new ways to help people stay healthy, according to the outfit’s Japanese office.
IBM 360 Model 20 mainframe
Adam Bradley and engineer Chris Blackburn have rescued an IBM 360 Model 20 mainframe from an abandoned building "in the backstreets of Nuremberg, Germany".
Expanding research and careers in quantum computing
IBM has expanded its IBM Q Network to include several global universities to accelerate joint research in quantum computing and develop curricula to help prepare students for careers that will be influenced by this next era of computing, across science and business.