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IBM, HT Code-a-thon  come together to bridge STEM gender gap

  • To make coding more attractive and mainstream, Hindustan Times organizes an annual nationwide Coding Olympiad for children between Grades 4 to 9. The initiative aims to expand logical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem-solving skills through coding amongst young students. 
IBM, HT Code-a-thon  come together to bridge STEM gender gap(File photo)
IBM, HT Code-a-thon  come together to bridge STEM gender gap(File photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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IBM tells US staff to get vaccine by December 8 or face suspension

IBM said the new mandate will apply to all US employees regardless of where they work or how often they go into a company office and will offer “limited” medical or religious exemptions.
In June, IBM told US employees to return to the office by September but was then forced to shut down New York City locations amid rising Covid-19 cases in August. (REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo)(REUTERS)
In June, IBM told US employees to return to the office by September but was then forced to shut down New York City locations amid rising Covid-19 cases in August. (REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File Photo)(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 07, 2021 11:22 PM IST
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IBM, Indian Institute of Science launch hybrid cloud lab in Bengaluru

IBM and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on Wednesday announced the launch of a hybrid cloud lab.
According to an IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study on hybrid cloud, the value derived from a hybrid, multi-cloud platform technology and operating model at scale is 2.5 times the value derived from a single platform, single cloud.(REUTERS/File)
According to an IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study on hybrid cloud, the value derived from a hybrid, multi-cloud platform technology and operating model at scale is 2.5 times the value derived from a single platform, single cloud.(REUTERS/File)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 02:24 PM IST
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IBM partners top academic institutions for quantum computing education, research

The collaboration will be part of the IBM Quantum Educators programme that helps faculty in the quantum field connect with one another and provides them with resources to enable quality educational experiences
Tech giant IBM on Tuesday said it has partnered with 11 top-tier academic institutions including the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and IIT Kharagpur to allow over-the-cloud access to its quantum systems in a bid to accelerate advanced training and research in quantum computing.(REUTERS file)
Tech giant IBM on Tuesday said it has partnered with 11 top-tier academic institutions including the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and IIT Kharagpur to allow over-the-cloud access to its quantum systems in a bid to accelerate advanced training and research in quantum computing.(REUTERS file)
Updated on May 25, 2021 04:54 PM IST
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‘If education is gateway to future, coding is a premium pass’

When Hindustan Times said it was holding a Codeathon online and could reach children who can do it at their own pace, we thought this was an amazing opportunity to partner to reach out to places where the programme has not yet reached.
Manoj Balanchandran, head CSR, IBM India and South Asia.
Manoj Balanchandran, head CSR, IBM India and South Asia.
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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IBM, Telangana govt join hands for skilling 30,000 students in emerging technologies

IBM will work with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) to offer Open P-TECH, a free digital education platform focused on emerging technologies and professional development skills, it said in a release.
A total of 30,000 students of engineering, degree and polytechnic courses would benefit from the initiative over a period of one year.(Reuters | Representational image)
A total of 30,000 students of engineering, degree and polytechnic courses would benefit from the initiative over a period of one year.(Reuters | Representational image)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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Hyderabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C

IBM planning about 10,000 job cuts in Europe ahead of unit sale

Hardest hit will be IBM’s legacy IT services business, which handles day-to-day infrastructure operations, such as managing client data centers and traditional information-technology support for installing, operating and repairing equipment.
IBM’s star has faded over the years as its legacy in mainframe computing and IT services fell behind while newer technology firms like Amazon.com Inc. swooped in to dominate the emerging cloud-computing market.(Reuters File Photo)
IBM’s star has faded over the years as its legacy in mainframe computing and IT services fell behind while newer technology firms like Amazon.com Inc. swooped in to dominate the emerging cloud-computing market.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Nov 25, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

This Twitter thread between McDonald’s and other brands about customer queries is too funny to miss

The tweet by McDonald’s received over 1.3 lakh likes and numerous comments from netizens describing how many experienced the same kind of feeling on their jobs.
The tweet received many supportive replies from other brands.(Twitter)
The tweet received many supportive replies from other brands.(Twitter)
Published on Oct 28, 2020 06:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySrimoyee Chowdhury

IBM’s Q3 revenue beat analyst estimates driven by cloud sales growth

Total cloud revenue increased 19% to $6.0 billion, led by Red Hat, which saw a 17% bump in sales. IBM released preliminary results earlier this month when it announced the spinoff.
The sign at the IBM facility near Boulder, Colorado.(REUTERS)
The sign at the IBM facility near Boulder, Colorado.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 05:48 AM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Fair, transparent process followed in MSIP bid: UIDAI on charges by tech companies

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had floated a tender for contracting a managed services infrastructure provider.
In a letter dated June 25, Wipro had said it was disappointed with the “quality and the objectivity of the evaluation process” and alleged that the HPE bid had many gaps and shortcomings.(Getty Images (Representative Image))
In a letter dated June 25, Wipro had said it was disappointed with the “quality and the objectivity of the evaluation process” and alleged that the HPE bid had many gaps and shortcomings.(Getty Images (Representative Image))
Published on Oct 04, 2020 02:13 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Coming out stronger: Parmesh Shahani releases his second book, Queeristan

In his second book, Parmesh Shahani embraces LGBTQIA+ inclusion in the corporate world with stories and solutions.
Author and activist Parmesh Shahani has penned anecdotes and highlighted milestones for the LGBTQIA+ community in his second book.
Author and activist Parmesh Shahani has penned anecdotes and highlighted milestones for the LGBTQIA+ community in his second book.
Updated on Aug 16, 2020 11:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKarishma Kuenzang

For Rediff boss, early success meant ignoring sceptics, self-learning tools

When he launched Rediff on the NeT, the internet was barely five months old in the country, and had a total of about 18,000 users.
Given his unique experience in advertising and computer hardware manufacturing, Ajit Balakrishnan, founder of rediff.com, says he could see a wonderful world was about to dawn.(Courtesy: Ajit Balakrishnan)
Given his unique experience in advertising and computer hardware manufacturing, Ajit Balakrishnan, founder of rediff.com, says he could see a wonderful world was about to dawn.(Courtesy: Ajit Balakrishnan)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 04:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByNatasha Rego

In 200 years, data generation to take up as much power as the world produces today: Study

Scientists are, however, divided upon this claim saying that newer tech will help.
Considering the present requirements of storing data and extrapolating it with a growth rate of 50%, Dr Vopson said that the energy requirement will reach 18.5 terawatt (TW).(REUTERS)
Considering the present requirements of storing data and extrapolating it with a growth rate of 50%, Dr Vopson said that the energy requirement will reach 18.5 terawatt (TW).(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 11:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHarikrishnan Nair

Great time to invest in India: PM Modi tells IBM CEO Arvind Krishna

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his company’s huge investment plans in India and expressed confidence in the vision of an ‘Aatma nirbhar Bharat’ (a self-reliant India).
PM Narendra Modi held a virtual interaction with IBM CEO Arvind Krishna.(@narendramodi/Twitter Photo)
PM Narendra Modi held a virtual interaction with IBM CEO Arvind Krishna.(@narendramodi/Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 08:39 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Chandigarh University creates history during campus placements 2020

Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Flipkart, IBM, Nutanix, Capgemini and Cognizant are some of the prominent companies that recruited CU Students.
Students of Chandigarh University, who have been selected by blue-chip multinational companies during campus placements 2020, along with University Chancellor Satnam Singh Sandhu.(Chandigarh University)
Students of Chandigarh University, who have been selected by blue-chip multinational companies during campus placements 2020, along with University Chancellor Satnam Singh Sandhu.(Chandigarh University)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 04:25 PM IST
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Wipro, IBM announce collaboration to develop hybrid cloud offerings

Wipro IBM Novus Lounge, located at Wipros Kodathi campus in Bengaluru, is a dedicated innovation centre, according to a Wipro statement.
Wipro IBM Novus Lounge, will offer a comprehensive suite of solutions leveraging Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet of Things capabilities to foster innovation for enterprises, developers and start-ups, the Wipro statement said.(Hemant Mishra/Mint file photo)
Wipro IBM Novus Lounge, will offer a comprehensive suite of solutions leveraging Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet of Things capabilities to foster innovation for enterprises, developers and start-ups, the Wipro statement said.(Hemant Mishra/Mint file photo)
Published on Jun 08, 2020 02:27 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

IBM confirms job cuts: Here’s what you need to know

The tech industry has suffered widespread job losses after the pandemic triggered a severe recession.
The tech industry has suffered widespread job losses after the pandemic triggered a severe recession.(Reuters)
The tech industry has suffered widespread job losses after the pandemic triggered a severe recession.(Reuters)
Updated on May 23, 2020 04:09 PM IST
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New Delhi, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

IBM cuts jobs around US as new CEO looks for revival

The already-struggling tech giant’s new CEO Arvind Krishna warned investors last month of uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, saying the company made a “tough decision” to withdraw revenue projections for the rest of 2020.
IBM had about 352,600 employees worldwide as of December 31, according to its annual report.(Reuters)
IBM had about 352,600 employees worldwide as of December 31, according to its annual report.(Reuters)
Updated on May 23, 2020 12:52 PM IST
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New York, United States | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

The office you left is not going to be the office you return to

The pre-Covid workplace, with its shared desks and common areas designed for “creative collisions,” is getting a makeover for the social distancing era.
Even just getting people to the office presents issues. Many organizations will have phased returns and say they won’t require most people to come back until there’s widespread testing and treatment, or a vaccine(HT file photo)
Even just getting people to the office presents issues. Many organizations will have phased returns and say they won’t require most people to come back until there’s widespread testing and treatment, or a vaccine(HT file photo)
Published on May 01, 2020 05:40 PM IST
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IBM, NASSCOM makes over 2,500 students employment ready

This corporate social responsibility intervention by IBM engaged students through an on-campus approach in a 204 hour-long blended training model that uses online and face-to-face training immersions to build skills in new-age technologies like Data Science and Cloud Computing.
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Published on Feb 26, 2020 09:46 AM IST
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Bangaluru | ByIndo Asian News Service

Arvind Krishna set to lead IBM; joins list of Indian-origin CEOs

Arvind Krishna, 57, will replace longtime CEO Virginia Rometty and take over on April 6 this year. He is currently the head of IBM’s cloud and cognitive software unit.
Indian-origin Arvind Krishna has been named as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Business Machines(ANI/Twitter)
Indian-origin Arvind Krishna has been named as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Business Machines(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 11:03 AM IST
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Indian-origin Arvind Krishna named IBM CEO, will succeed Virginia Rometty

Krishna, 57, is IBM Senior Vice President for Cloud and Cognitive Software, where he leads the IBM business unit that provides the cloud and data platform on which IBM’s clients build the future.
Indian-origin Arvind Krishna has been named as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Business Machines(ANI/Twitter)
Indian-origin Arvind Krishna has been named as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Business Machines(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 08:44 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByOlivia Carville

IIT Guwahati develops Artificial Intelligence powered ‘Smart-Engineer’

The tool is built by a team comprising PhD and Masters students, Rajendra Kumar, Bikash Sah, Ankit Vishway and Rajendra Kumar, by leveraging the IBM Watson AI Platform and IBM Cloud.
AI (Artificial Intelligence).(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
AI (Artificial Intelligence).(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 06:12 PM IST
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Guwahati | ByIndo Asian News Service

Cybersecurity allows diverse careers

With more than 4,000 cyber-attacks occurring on a daily basis, the Internet has become a dark place to be. The CEO of IBM, Ginni Rometty rates cyber-crime as the top threat to companies all around the world.
(AP)
(AP)
Published on Oct 02, 2019 01:14 PM IST
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ByNeeti Sharma

PM Modi meets business leaders, assures of ‘continued political stability’

While overwhelmingly optimistic about their outlook for India, the business executives had sought further action on ease of doing business and innovations, Guruprasad Mohapatra, secretary of department for promotion of industry and internal trade, told reporters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed continued political stability and predictability of policies in India at a round table with the CEOs and top executives of top American companies(AP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed continued political stability and predictability of policies in India at a round table with the CEOs and top executives of top American companies(AP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2019 12:18 AM IST
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IIT Guwahati develops artifical intelligence chatbot to support EEE students

The chatbot would help students find their class schedule, tutorial schedule, and examination queries via a AI-based chat window.
Academic Complex of IIT-Guwahati(HT File)
Academic Complex of IIT-Guwahati(HT File)
Published on Sep 03, 2019 04:44 PM IST
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IBM fired 1 lakh older employees to look ‘cool’ like Google, alleges lawsuit

Young people replaced the axed staff at IBM to look young, as is the case with several tech giants like Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, among others.
A senior IBM employee has deposed in an ongoing age discrimination lawsuit that the company has fired as many as 100,000 employees in the last few years.(Reuters File Photo)
A senior IBM employee has deposed in an ongoing age discrimination lawsuit that the company has fired as many as 100,000 employees in the last few years.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 08:47 AM IST
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San Francisco | ByIndo Asian News Service

IBM sued by former employee over ‘plan to move jobs to India’

International Business Machines Corp. managers discussed ways to make the company’s workforce younger and move jobs overseas, according to a presentation filed in court recently.
The documents are at a centre of a lawsuit against IBM by a former executive who says he was fired based on his age. A person familiar with the filings said IBM couldn’t verify whether the documents were real.(AP)
The documents are at a centre of a lawsuit against IBM by a former executive who says he was fired based on his age. A person familiar with the filings said IBM couldn’t verify whether the documents were real.(AP)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 01:16 PM IST
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Bloomberg, New York | ByGerrit De Vynck

Indian IT firm HCL Tech to acquire select IBM software products for USD 1.8 billion

Indian IT company HCL Technologies Friday said it will acquire select IBM software products for USD 1.8 billion (over 12,700 crore) in an all-cash deal.
The transaction, subject to “completion of applicable regulatory reviews”, is slated to close by mid-2019, HCL Technologies said in a statement.(HCL)
The transaction, subject to “completion of applicable regulatory reviews”, is slated to close by mid-2019, HCL Technologies said in a statement.(HCL)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 08:46 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

TED Talks: World’s youngest IBM programmer Tanmay talks about artificial intelligence at Sharda University

15-year-old Tanmay Bakshi works as a programmer and is based in Toronto, Canada. His love for coding led him to create ‘AskTanmay’, which is the world’s first natural language question answering system to be powered by IBM Watson
15-year-old Tanmay Bakshi, world’s youngest IBM Watson programmer and IBM cloud champion during an event at Sharda University, in Greater Noida(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
15-year-old Tanmay Bakshi, world’s youngest IBM Watson programmer and IBM cloud champion during an event at Sharda University, in Greater Noida(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 01, 2018 02:52 PM IST
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