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IBM Sets the Stage for the Next Era of Computing

– Deep integration points to new ‘Scale-In’ approach to system design from IBM
– Built-in ‘expertise’ makes new family of systems simple to run and manage
– Gives enterprises the ability to change the economics of IT

ARMONK, N.Y. – 11 Apr 2012: IBM today announced a major step forward in a new, simpler era of computing with the introduction of a new category of “expert integrated systems.” This new family is the first with built-in expertise based on IBM’s decades of experience running IT operations for tens of thousands of clients in 170 countries.

IBM’s expert integrated systems family – PureSystems – is the result of $2 billion in R&D and acquisitions over four years, an unprecedented move by IBM to integrate all IT elements, both physical and virtual. The new systems family offers clients an alternative to today’s enterprise computing model, where multiple and disparate systems require significant resources to set up and maintain. (more…)

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IBM to Acquire Netezza

ARMONK – 20 Sep 2010: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Netezza Corporation (NYSE: NZ) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for IBM to acquire Netezza, a publicly held company based in Marlborough, Mass., in a cash transaction at a price of $27 per share or at a net price of approximately $1.7 billion, after adjusting for cash.  Netezza will expand IBM’s business analytics initiatives to help clients gain faster insights into their business information, with increased performance at a lower cost.

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