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IBM Returns to Growth After 6 years

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IBM Returns to Growth After 6 years

IBM breaks a 22-month decline in Q4 2017, as total revenues total $22.54 billion-- a 3.6% Y-o-Y increase, bringing about profits of $4.5bn (an improvement from the -$1.05bn loss of Q4 2016).

Full-year 2017 Big Blue revenues total $79bn.

"Our strategic imperatives revenue again grew at a double-digit rate and now represents 46 percent of our total revenue, and we are pleased with our overall revenue growth in the quarter," CEO Ginni Rometty says.  "During 2017, we strengthened our position as the leading enterprise cloud provider and established IBM as the blockchain leader for business.  Looking ahead, we are uniquely positioned to help clients use data and AI to build smarter businesses."

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Control4 Buys Ihiji

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Control4 Buys Ihiji

Control4 announces the acquisition of a remote management services provider-- Ihiji, providing Control4 with a one-stop shop for remote IP network and IoT ecosystem management when paired with the Pakedge BakBak portfolio.

The deal covers certain Ihiji IP, development and support teams, and inventory. Financial details are not available.

“Connected home opportunities are emerging globally, and their individual performance, reliability, and resilience are foundational to all successful installations," Control4 says. "By combining Control4’s BakPak, with its strong network management capabilities, and Ihiji’s Invision, with its industry-leading device monitoring and management capabilities, Control4 can provide a set of unified cloud-based services to our dealers to securely and efficiently monitor end-customer systems."

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Apple Ships iMac Pro

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Apple Ships iMac Pro

Apple starts shipping its first professional AIO desktop machine-- the iMac Pro, a workstation-grade machine aimed at demanding workflows such as video and graphics rendering, VR content creation and 3D rendering.

First presented back at WWDC 2017, the iMac Pro comes in a number of configurations, all packed inside the 27-inch 5K (5120 x 2880 resolution) display found in the latest iMac. The base model carries an 8-core Intel Xeon W processor, Radeon Vega Pro 56 GPU, 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 ECC RAM and 1TB storage. Customers can upgrade the processor to a 10-, 14- or 18-core option, while RAM and storage max out to 128GB or 4TB respectively.

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Intel to Cut Intel Inside Program?

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Intel to Cut Intel Inside Program?

According to CRN Intel plans to slash the "Intel Inside" program by 40-60%-- cuts that will "reverberate through the industry," bringing about anything from PC prices increases to marketing cutbacks.

An anonymous source described as a "top executive for a major Intel partner" says funds making the program are being shifted towards driving datacentre business, "giving more to the data side of the house instead of compute." This means Chipzilla is moving dollars in other areas or keeping them in house, all in the name of improving profit and margins.

Meanwhile, an unidentified "CEO of a major solution provider" adds the funding cut will bring a "ripple effect" across the Intel ecosystem, before saying it is "disappointing, but it's not surprising," considering the cost challenges the company currently faces. Another CRN source simply says that he has "moved on" and partnered with other CPU makers, such as AMD.

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Intel Intros Neural Network Processors

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Intel Intros Neural Network Processors

Intel takes on the likes of Nvidia with the presentation of the Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP), a range of chips designed for artificial intelligence applications.

Previously codenamed "Lake Crest," the NNP is based on technology from Nervana Systems, a deep learning hardware startup Chipzilla acquired for $350 million back in August 2017. Also helping is Facebook, who provided a number of technical insights. As presented at the Wall Street Journal's D.Live 2017 event, the NNP is a high-performance ASIC custom-designed and optimised for deep learning workloads, and looks to replace GPUs in machine learning and AI.

The NNP is a "neuromorphic" chip, meaning it is inspired by the structure of the human brain. Such a design allows it to make decisions based on patterns and association, as well as get smarter over time, making it ideal for cognitive tasks ranging from recognising images, interpreting cardiac rhythms, detecting security anomalies and even composing music.

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