IBM Won’t Give Exact EPS Goal after Ditching Forecast

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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) doesn’t plan to lock itself into another precise earnings forecast after ditching its long-held goal for 2015 profit. Chief Financial Officer Martin Schroeter said IBM is unlikely to put in place another “absolute” earnings-per-share roadmap. He said there’s still value in laying out the complex company’s strategy for investors. “We […]

In Memoriam-Fritz Aldrine


Fritz Joseph Aldrine was born September 1, 1939 in Topeka, Kansas and passed away on October 23, 2014 at his home in Dallas as he wished. Fritz was a devoted son to Edgar Aldrine and Lorene Schulmeister, stepfathers Lloyd Anspaugh and Bob Cushing, all of whom preceded him in death, as well as a devoted […]

Computer History Museum Web Site

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California has a huge collection of computers going back to the dawn of the computer age. It includes computers like UNIVAC, Digital Equipment PDP and Vax’s, Cray Supercomputers, components from SAGE and computers from Control Data, Philco, Fairchild, IBM, Altair and many more. The web site is located at […]

IBM’s first cloud data centre in India to focus on private services for SMEs

BANGALORE: IBM is setting up its first cloud data centre in India to gain a bigger share of the cloud computing market in the country. The company has built a 30,000 square foot data centre facility in Airoli, on the outskirts of Mumbai. The new Mumbai IBM Cloud Center is part of a 15 cloud […]

The Wall That Heals at UTD November 19 to November 23

The Wall That Heals is a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall is coming to The University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX) and will be available for viewing beginning sometime Wednesday evening, November 19 through Sunday noon, November 23. There is also a public ceremony at 10:00am on Friday morning, […]

In Memoriam-Mick Geesling, Jr.

Mick Geesling Jr., an IBMer for 15 years, passed away on Oct 21, 2014. Mick followed his Dad Mick Sr. into IBM and worked in several administrative positions for many years before leaving IBM during the Gerstner era. Mick then went into the lumber business and enjoyed his 2nd career greatly. He was a good guy and certainly passed […]

Tom Trotter Recognized as Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Community Leader of the Year

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Irving, TX October 24, 2014 The Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce recognized Tom Trotter with the Jennings Smith Community Leadership award at their annual meeting. Trotter logged over 5,000 volunteer hours in the last the last five years with over a dozen DFW and national organizations. A few months ago, President Obama recognized Trotter with the President’s Volunteer Service […]

IBM Expands Global Cloud Footprint with First SoftLayer Cloud Center in France

Paris – 23 Oct 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it will open a new SoftLayer cloud center in Paris, France, before the end of this year. The facility will complement SoftLayer cloud centers in London and Amsterdam, offering clients more options for moving data and operations to the cloud in Europe in a secure environment. […]

Thoughts About Healthcare Options for IBM Retirees

If you are interested in speaking with an independent insurance agent about healthcare insurance options, please send an email to and I will provide referrals. There are a couple of agents who are licensed in Texas who can help you understand more fully the many choices you might want to entertain. Please note that there are […]

In Memoriam-Ron Rettus


Long-time former IBMer Ron Rettus died on 10/4/14 after a lengthy illness. Ron was born on 2/15/38 in San Francisco to Maxine and Charles Rettus. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Virginia; father, Charles Rettus; sister, Shirley Doose; son Michael Rettus (Stacey) and their two daughters, Samantha and Jaclyn and daughter Sara […]