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IBM Buys Cast Iron

acquisitions_phag_thumb IBM’s (IBM) added yet another acquisition to its infrastructure portfolio, SaaS and cloud integration company Cast Iron Systems. The deal, whose terms were not disclosed, is a small but noteworthy one for IBM, which is staking out a big claim a global cloud computing market it believes will hit $126 billion by 2012. Cast Iron Systems’ business is making big cloud integrations easy. Its technology cuts down on the amount of custom code typically needed to integrate cloud-based applications and on-premise systems. By adding Cast Iron to its cloud portfolio, IBM can offer customers a canned cloud solution whose deployment is far more rapid and less labor intensive than those of its rivals — a nice way to distinguish its offerings in a competitive market.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik