I know St Paddy's Day is behind us for yet another year, and the Guinness countdown clocks have been reset.
But I was excited to see this news about our expanded investment in Ireland (specifically, in Galway and Cork) to help boost Tivoli's infrastructure management software portfolio.
I wholeheartedly volunteer for a fact-finding mission, so long as I can bring my golf clubs with.
Meanwhile, as the subprime market continues to get its face re-arranged, IBM is establishing the formation of a new business unit that will specialize in mortgage origination services.
Yah, you read that correctly.
According to the press release, the new unit will offer a "full range of lending services, including loan application, underwriting, processing, vendor management, document preparation, and loan closing."
It's all about improved business and document management and workflow (including digitization of former paper-heavy processes).
The move will take advantage of capabilities from our recent FileNet acquisition, as well as an SOA-based approach to loan origination.
You can learn more here.
Finally, our research scientists have improved on existing optical networking transciever technology: It will soon be able to download a feature-length film in a single second, as opposed to 30 minutes.
Does that include "Godfathers I and II?"
Check out the new bits in thisComputerWeekly coverage.
And don't forget the popcorn.