IBM expands Web-based email while teaming with Canonical to introduce a new Linux-based software package for desktops.
Written by Chris Smith IBM introduced a new business-class Web-based email and calendaring service last week that promises to simplify email administration, while still offering flexible and robust services. The announcement came at the same time that IBM said it was teaming with Canonical on a new personal computing software package for notebooks and other thin-client devices. The trend is toward lean and mean, and IBM is betting it will get a big reception in countries unable to pay high prices for proprietary desktop software.
IBM announced this week the launch of its New York-based IBM Business Analytics Solution Center, part of a network of global analytics centers addressing the growing demand for the complex capabilities needed to build smarter cities and help clients optimize business processes and decisions.
The center will be housed at IBM’s 590 Madison Ave. location and will draw upon expertise from across the company, including IBM’s Business Analytics and Optimization consulting organization, IBM Research skills in mathematical modeling and optimization, software engineering, and architecture.