IBM plans US$125m investment in mobile technology over next five years

“IBM has announced plans to invest US$100m in mobile technology and services over the next five years,” Rosalie Marshall reports for iTNews Australia.

MacDailyNews Take: Ooh.

Marshall reports, “The company intends to develop mobile technology that allows people to access the internet and manage business transactions as easily as they do on a personal computer.”

MacDailyNews Take: The. Wow. Starts. Now.

Marshall reports, “One particular strategy is to automate devices with GPS location technology and calendar integration to enable on-the-go staff to access and manage relevant business applications regardless of their whereabouts and availability.”

MacDailyNews Take: In related news, stodgy-no-more IBM also announced plans to invest another $100m to develop – get this – a portable device capable of playing digital music and video files that’ll fit easily in your pocket! One particular strategy is to strike deals with all of the major networks and studios to offer television programs and feature films digitally, not on physical discs, but via the Internet! Can you imagine? What’ll they think of next? Air conditioning? Soft serve ice cream? The cotton gin? The mind boggles.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: IBM. Delivering the future, once it’s past.™*

When IBM abandoned Kingston, we had no idea they just climbed right up into the Catskills for some Van Winkle time. IBMers, welcome to 2009! You guys really need to get out more (and leave your badges home, for a change).

*Grammarians: Use of “past” (vs. “passed”) intentional. Think Different.™

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]

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