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Red Hat gives up on Russia and Belarus
Published in News
Wednesday, 09 March 2022 12:22

Red Hat gives up on Russia and Belarus


Follows IBM

Open Saucy Red Hat is halting all sales and services to companies in Russia and Belarus -- a response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine that has put Red Hat employees in harm's way.

More attacks on unpatched software
Published in News
Wednesday, 23 February 2022 11:54

More attacks on unpatched software


IBM warns

Biggish Blue’s annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index said that there had been a 33 per cent increase in attacks caused by vulnerability exploitation of unpatched software which were the cause of 44 per cent of ransomware attacks.

IBM puts Z mainframe on the cloud
Published in News
Thursday, 17 February 2022 11:43

IBM puts Z mainframe on the cloud


z/OS as-a-service

Biggish Blue celebrated its 111-year-old birthday by offering the Z mainframe platform on the IBM Cloud, by offering virtual machines running z/OS as-a-service.

OS/2 about to get a modern browser
Published in News
Thursday, 17 February 2022 11:41

OS/2 about to get a modern browser


Firefox no longer warpy enough for time warps

The OS/2 community is getting close to obtaining a modern browser on their ancient platform.

IBM has another go at flogging Watson Health
Published in News


Yours for a quick billion

Big Blue has resurrected its sale process for IBM Watson Health, with hopes of fetching more than $1 billion.

IBM creates new quantum processor
Published in News
Monday, 15 November 2021 12:55

IBM creates new quantum processor


Can do things too complex for a normal computer

IBM has created a quantum processor which it claims can process information so complex the work can't be done or simulated on a traditional computer.

IBM Cloud releases third-generation AMD EPYC servers
Published in News


128 cores (256 threads) of processing power to play with

IBM Cloud has released Bare Metal Servers using the newly released third-generation AMD EPYC processors.

Red Hat will hire less senior engineers
Published in News
Friday, 05 November 2021 11:47

Red Hat will hire less senior engineers


Need to save a bit of cash

IBM's Red Hat plans to cut back on hiring senior engineers in an effort aimed largely at controlling costs.

Big Blue misses estimates
Published in News
Thursday, 21 October 2021 11:41

Big Blue misses estimates


Managed infrastructure suffers decline

IBM missed market estimates for quarterly revenue as its managed infrastructure business suffered from a decline in orders ahead of a spinoff next month.

IBM’s AI steered ship takes to the seas again
Published in AI
Tuesday, 28 September 2021 11:57

IBM’s AI steered ship takes to the seas again


Failed last time


After failing its first attempt to re-create the Mayflower's voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, a crewless ocean vessel, powered by artificial intelligence, has returned to sea.