Closing out its 100 year, Big Blue's revenues were up two percent to $29.5 billion and net income was up four percent to $5.4 billion for Q4.
Articles by Thor Olavsrud
Microsoft aims to unite infrastructure management under a single set of tools with System Center 2012.
Big Blue plans to integrate Platform Computing, a specialist in cluster, grid and cloud management software for distributed computing environments, with its IBM Systems and Technology Group.
The research firm expects telecom equipment spending and enterprise software spending to hold up best.
Big Blue plans to combine Green Hat's software quality and testing solutions with the IBM Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management to reduce software testing costs.