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  1. April 9, 2014

    Business is going native again

    Whether you trace them back to Assyrian trading networks in 2000BC, or only as far as the mid-19th century when the modern...

  2. November 18, 2011

    Buffett bets on Big Blue

    Warren Buffett this week revealed a stake in IBM worth $12bn, his first big investment in a technology sector that he...

  1. November 16, 2011

    Buffett steps into the cloud with his bet on Big Blue

    Warren Buffett has famously steered clear of the tech sector on the grounds that he is ill-equipped to assess the periodic...

  2. November 14, 2011

    Buffett reveals $10.7bn stake in IBM

    Berkshire Hathaway has taken a stake in IBM worth more than $10bn, its first big investment in a sector historically shunned...

  3. October 28, 2011

    More than a big smile on Big Blue’s face

    Seldom has a business executive stepped on to the global stage with so little known about her outside of her own company....

  4. October 25, 2011

    IBM names Rometty as next chief executive

    IBM has named Virginia Rometty to succeed Sam Palmisano as its chief executive from the start of next year, making her the...

  5. FT Alphaville

    July 19, 2011

    IBM lifts profit forecast after sales jump

    IBM raised its earnings forecast for the year as it reported a 12 per cent surge in second-quarter revenues, surpassing Wall...

  6. July 18, 2011

    IBM lifts profit forecast after sales jump

    IBM raised its earnings forecast for the year as it reported a 12 per cent surge in second-quarter revenues, surpassing Wall...

  7. March 14, 2011

    Corporate legacies can harm your future

    “History is bunk,” said Henry Ford. When it comes to companies, history suggests he was correct. A long corporate life...

  8. March 13, 2011

    IBM lays down challenge to rival

    IBM is years ahead of rival Hewlett-Packard in building the integrated software and services business needed in a modern IT...

  9. Money Supply

    November 29, 2010

    Bernanke tackles business

    Fed chairman Ben Bernanke is taking his QE2 outreach on the road to Columbus, Ohio, tomorrow for a ‘conversation on the...

  10. May 13, 2010

    IBM sets out bold buying strategy

    IBM will spend $20bn on acquisitions over the next five years, Sam Palmisano, chief executive, said yesterday."In five years...

  11. May 12, 2010

    IBM sets out bold buying strategy

    IBM will spend $20bn on acquisitions over the next five years, chief executive Sam Palmisano said on Wednesday.“In five...

  12. October 29, 2009

    Pressure on IBM over Galleon case

    For a company that has always prided itself on the highest standards of corporate ethics, IBM is facing one of its hardest...

  13. October 29, 2009

    Pressure on IBM over Galleon case

    For a company that has always prided itself on the highest standards of corporate ethics, IBM is facing one of its hardest...

  14. October 28, 2009

    Pressure on IBM over Galleon case

    For a company that has always prided itself on the highest standards of corporate ethics, IBM is facing one of its hardest...

  15. October 6, 2009

    How to compete in a world turned upside down

    Do we need to think again about globalisation in the wake of the financial crisis? Almost certainly yes. One of the few...

  16. October 5, 2009

    How to compete in an upside down world

    Do we need to think again about globalisation in the wake of the financial crisis? Almost certainly yes. One of the few good...

  17. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2009

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from the FT on Friday: Katinka Barysch: The European Union must help its new states...

  18. February 19, 2009

    Smart ways to prepare for a world beyond recession

    Governments around the world are grappling with some of the toughest decisions faced in generations. In severe recession,...

  19. February 10, 2009

    IBM to expand into cloud computing

    IBM is set to accelerate its push into the emerging cloud computing business on Tuesday with a new cloud computing division...

  20. October 15, 2008

    Winner announced

    New York, Tuesday 14 October 2008: Mohamed El-Erian today won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the...

  21. October 15, 2008

    Analysis of credit crisis wins business award

    A “lucid and prescient” explanation of the credit crisis, and how to survive it, has won the 2008 Financial Times and...

  22. October 15, 2008

    Analysis of credit crisis wins business award

    A "lucid and prescient" explanation of the credit crisis, and how to survive it, has won the 2008 Financial Times and...

  23. October 9, 2008

    IBM lifted by $2.8bn profit

    IBM on Wednesday moved to shore up its sliding share price by announcing better-than-expected third-quarter profits and...

  24. October 9, 2008

    IBM lifted by $2.8bn profit

    IBM yesterday moved to shore up its sliding share price by announcing better-than-expected third-quarter profits and...

  25. May 16, 2008

    Hard times ahead for the new global entrepreneurs

    From Prof Jean-Pierre Lehmann. Sir, The idyllic picture painted by Samuel Palmisano of the new global entrepreneur meeting...

  26. May 14, 2008

    IT deal raises small matter of Big Blue

    For IBM, the king of the IT services business, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But if Hewlett-Packard thinks...

  27. May 5, 2008

    Global consumer gives small companies a big reach

    Within the economic jungle of the early 21st century, one of the species most threatened with extinction is the large,...

  28. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2007

    IBM in $1.6bn emerging markets drive

    IBM is set to spend $1.6bn over the next three years as its hunt for growth takes it to smaller markets in the emerging...

  29. December 13, 2007

    IBM in $1.6bn emerging markets drive

    IBM is set to spend $1.6bn over the next three years as its hunt for growth takes it to smaller markets in the emerging...

  30. December 12, 2007

    IBM in $1.6bn emerging markets drive

    IBM is set to spend $1.6bn over the next three years as its hunt for growth takes it to smaller markets in the emerging...

  31. May 18, 2007

    IBM to switch focus to software division

    IBM embarked on another stage in its transformation yesterday by pledging to generate half of its profits from software and...

  32. May 17, 2007

    IBM to switch focus to software division

    IBM embarked on another stage in its transformation on Thursday by pledging to derive half of its profits from software and...

  33. April 17, 2007

    IBM shrugs off weakness in US

    Profits at International Business Machines, the world’s second-biggest IT group, met Wall Street expectations for the first...

  34. February 26, 2007

    IBM to offer corporate ‘Jamming’

    IBM will on Tuesday unveil plans to offer its “Jamming” in-house technology to companies and organisations in an effort to...

  35. January 26, 2007

    IBM agrees printing deal with Ricoh

    IBM said yesterday it would fold its printing systems division into a joint venture with Japan's Ricoh as part of a plan to...

  36. January 25, 2007

    IBM agrees printing deal with Ricoh

    IBM said on Thursday it would fold its printing systems division into a joint venture with Japan’s Ricoh as part of a plan...

  37. October 17, 2006

    Software acquisitions help IBM

    Software acquisitions helped IBM report sharply higher third-quarter profits and revenues on Tuesday, underscoring the...

  38. July 11, 2006

    IBM repackages its brain power

    When Lou Gerstner saved IBM in the early 1990s by building the world's biggest information technology services business on...

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