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IBM Watch – October


This is the first in a new series of pages devoted to breaking news and updates from IBM. We'll summarise announcements from IBM and add links to our own comments. So, if you need to keep on top of relevant IT announcements from IBM, you can do so by regularly visiting this page. The page will be replaced each month with a new page and the previous pages archived at the foot.

26 October - Talking browser
Talking browser allows blind to do e-business
IBM is introducing a low-cost, easy-to-use, talking Web browser that works with e-business Web sites - allowing many visually impaired and blind users to buy, sell and trade on the Web for the first time.

26 October - Storage capacity
IBM unveils storage capacity on demand for e-businesses
IBM has announced the industry's first capacity on demand capability for both disk and tape storage systems, allowing customers to increase their existing storage capacity by the equivalent of nearly 1,000,000 novels - in under five seconds.

25 October 2000 IBM announces breakthrough technology in color printing
IBM has announced breakthrough color printing technology that bridges the gap between traditional transactional statements and personalized color graphic printing applications for commercial and corporate print shops.

24 October 2000
IBM provides improvements in storage technology
IBM has announced the 10,000 RPM Ultrastar 73LZX hard disk drive - enabling businesses to meet the needs of storage-intensive applications from digital video editing to e-commerce.

23 October 2000
IBM, Agillion teaming on Web services for small business
IBM and Agillion Inc. will partner to help small and growing businesses get online and use personalized Web-based services to strengthen customer service and compete more effectively.

23 October 2000
IBM acquires OpenOrders, strengthening B2B
IBM has acquired OpenOrders Inc., a provider of enterprise-scale order management and fulfillment software for e-commerce. The acquistion expands IBM's leadership in business-to-business e-commerce software.

23 October - @server appliances
IBM introduces family of @server appliances. IBM has announced a new line of appliances, including the industry's most powerful Intel-based Linux and Windows Web-hosting appliance servers, staking claim to the $11 billion server appliance market, as projected by IDC through 2004.

20 October - Bell Helicopters
Bell Helicopter Textron has named IBM as its sole desktop PC provider - replacing existing Dell and Compaq systems. The six-year, $70 million agreement also calls for IBM to provide services, software and financing.

18 October - Casino dispensing machine
IBM has a new Automated Jackpot Dispensing System for the gaming industry that gives large-sum slot machine winners quick access to their cash and allows casinos to redeploy payout personnel to other customer service areas.

17 October
IBM announces third-quarter 2000 results

16 October
IBM unleashes ultimate Web server

12 October
Gerstner calls for broad, consistent, articulate message to improve education

11 October
IBM, Tivoli debut enterprise technology management for higher ed

10 October
IBM introduces three new printers

10 October
Think value, mobility, ThinkPad

10 October
IBM to build New York chip plant as part of $5 billion worldwide capacity investment.

9 October
IBM introduces next generation thin server

03 October
IBM re-invents mainframe and marketplace

3 October
IBM e server...for the next generation of e-business

3 October
IBM introduces new range of servers with improved infrastructure

1 October
IBM delivers gold medal performance for Olympic Games technology


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