IBM Key Achievements
IBM Singapore highlights for 2009:
- IBM was nominated as SAP’s Top Partner for 2008, by SAP’s customers. IBM has a consistent track record of helping SAP expand market share.
- For the 17th consecutive year, IBM was the number one United States patent holder (4900 patents) in 2009.
- IBM signed an MOU with Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and the Institute of Systems Science to expand the frontiers of service innovation.
- IBM collaborates with academia and the government to enhance education in Singapore bringing the Service Science Management and Engineering (SSME) curricula to Singapore.
- IBM, Singapore Business Federation and the Institute of Technical Education launched the Green IT Awards to recognise green IT solutions which meet the needs of business, ecology and society.
- IBM acquires RedPill Solutions to bolster analytics and services.
- IBM was ranked number 2 in the annual "Best Global Brands" ranking by BusinessWeek and Interbrand, ahead of Microsoft (ranked 3), Google (7), Intel (9) and HP (11).
- IBM was the only company to be recognised with the 2008 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. This is the most prestigious award for technological achievement in the U.S., bestowed by the U.S. President. IBM was given this award for Blue Gene, the world's fastest supercomputer for four years until 2008, when it was overtaken by another IBM breakthrough: the Roadrunner. This is the ninth time IBM has received the award.
- IBM Singapore was one of the few organisations to be honoured with seven awards at the Singapore HR Awards 2009 by the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI).
- IBM collaborated with global leaders from business, government and academia to address some of the most complex challenges facing the world, such as the energy and the environment, healthcare, and water management, through IBM's ‘Global innovation Outlooks’ (GIO).
- Together with the recent US$ 1.2 billion acquisition of SPSS, IBM strengthened its business analytics and optimisation strategy by providing predictive analytic capabilities that can help clients predict future events and proactively act upon these intelligent insights to driver better business outcomes.
- In collaboration with Jardine OneSolution,Intel and Red Hat, IBM installed the fastest and greenest supercomputer in ASEAN at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to boost their research capabilities. This High Performance Computing solution (HPC) has the ability to perform 28 trillion mathematical calculations per second (or 28 teraflops), and is expected to help research future energy sources, study global climate change, understand biological systems, model volcanic activity, study water purification and more.
- IBM was one of the three infocomm providers which clinched two awards at the Computerworld Singapore’s 3rd Annual Customer Care Awards.
- IBM celebrated the 45th anniversary of the IBM System z mainframe. Today, System z is the choice platform for mission critical applications leveraged by many of IBM's leading clients in the banking industry and government.
- IBM helped the six-star Fullerton Hotel Singapore replace its aging data centre computing infrastructure, which was powered by HP, with IBM servers and storage. The benefits for the client included a much more flexible and reliable data centre, decreased energy costs, and reduction in the data centre server footprint by 75 percent.
March 2009 :
- IBM collaborated with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in the Contactless e-Purse Application compliant (CEPAS) card for travel on buses and trains, as well as to make payments for vehicle congestion charges and parking charges.
- IBM was ranked amongst the top 10 in multiple categories in the 2009 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, the highest ranking technology company on the list.
- IBM Corporation moved its high-end server (such as IBM System z and p) manufacturing and fulfilment operations for Europe, Africa and Asia to Singapore. IBM commenced building a significant laboratory for security software here aiming for 200 software developers by 2012.