IBM rolled out a game changer in the IT arena this week with the unveiling a new line of integrated systems called PureSystems. PureSystems is designed to centralize the management of IT infrastructure. This is IBM’s first offering in a brand new system category from IBM — a new class of systems known as "Expert Integrated Systems."
On March 15th, IBM announced 33 cities around the globe that were selected to receive their IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grants during 2012. The program was tested and developed by IBM Citizenship with 7 pilot cities back in 2010. It was then launched in 2011 as a three-year, 100-city $50 million program. The Smarter Cities Challenge is IBM’s largest philanthropic initiative yet.