Deferred Real Estate Tax Payments in Texas Counties

City of Dallas

You may already be aware of this, but one of our former IBMers, Dave Darelius, noticed the following on his recent property tax bill from Dallas County: “Taxpayers with an over 65 or disabled exemption qualify for an installment payment plan on their residence homestead.  Please contact the Customer Care Center prior to  January 31 for details […]

Spring Concert Series – Dallas Public Library (Free)

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Art Friends, Ah, Spring!  It is but a couple of months away.  Comforting us during the wait and uplifting us when it arrives, the Mu Phi Epsilon Sunday Concert Series brings us the world’s most beautiful music performed by our own wonderful DFW musicians. Professional music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon has sponsored free high-quality concerts as a public service to Dallas audiences for […]

Texas’ DMV New “Two Steps, One Sticker” Program

Two Steps

About Single Sticker: As a result of House Bill 2305 passed during the 83rd legislative session, the State of Texas will stop issuing inspection stickers and transition to a “Two Steps, One Sticker” vehicle inspection and registration program. Beginning March 1, 2015, vehicles will no longer be issued an inspection sticker. Your registration sticker will […]

IBM Debuts New Mainframe in a $1 Billion Bet on Mobile

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IBM is introducing a new mainframe in a bet that clients will need its souped-up speed and security to handle a surge in consumers using smartphones for everything from banking to checking health-care records. The z13 system can encrypt and analyze data in real time and process 30,000 transactions a second, International Business Machines Corp. […]

First IBM Watson University Competition

UT Austin

On Jan. 8, IBM Watson Group hosted its first university competition, where teams from eight US and Canadian universities competed against one another by designing applications and business plans based on IBM Watson technology. A team from The University of Texas at Austin was the winner. See the video at:  http://youtu.be/4AMXCOyIdb0. Posted 13 January 2015 […]

IBM Wins Most Patents-Again-But Google and Apple Climb in Rankings

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There was little change among the largest recipients of U.S. patents in 2014. But two big Silicon Valley names – Google and Apple – continued climbing the charts. The two technology giants remained well behind IBM , which topped the annual ranking by IFI Claims Patents Services for the 22nd consecutive year. In fact, the […]

IBM CFO: Returning Capital to Shareholders

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International Business Machines Corp. has spent some $118 billion over the past decade on dividends and share repurchases and another roughly $133 billion on research and development, capital spending and acquisitions. Martin Schroeter, who was promoted to chief financial officer about a year ago, spoke recently with CFO Journal’s Maxwell Murphy about returning capital to […]

Request for Input from IBM Medicare-Eligible Retirees

The following message comes from Roger Meggyesy, IBM Retiree and Ombudsman for the IBM Retiree Healthcare Community. Roger would appreciate your candid feedback.   It is a new year and my goal is to continue to solve open issues in the following areas:   Customer Support Representatives Working with OneExchange Customer Support Reps (CSRs) to […]

IBM Alumni Survey – 5 Questions = 3 Minutes

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IBM Alumni Survey – 5 questions = 3 minutes Manager’s Choice (28 December 2014) Amelia Xu HR Professional at IBM Top Contributor Dear IBM Alumni, As IBM accelerates its transformation the business has engaged an independent third party to conduct a brief survey through which IBM hopes to gather feedback from alumni like many in […]

Senior Day 2015 at the State Capitol of Texas – 17 February 2015

Austin

When and Where Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in Austin Buses will leave Dallas at 5:30 a.m. Return buses will leave Austin at 3:00 p.m. You will leave your car in the parking lot of The Senior Source office, 3910 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX  75219 Senior Day will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the front […]