Feeds

IBM cheers HP's Mercury buy with software sale

Tivoli and Rational get cheap

Mobile application security vulnerability report

Just as HP today closes its Mercury acquisition, IBM has stepped in with an offer to steal Mercury customers.

IBM has declared a 25 per cent discount on Rational and Tivoli software, if you're an HP Mercury or OpenView customer willing to trade sides. Apparently, IBM's software represents "freedom of choice," while HP's software centers on "proprietary architectures." But you all know how this pot/kettle name calling goes.

(As it turns out, these migration programs are not new at all, even though IBM in a statement claims they are. The company went after the Mercury crowd last month. Although, we're told that it's only as of today that you could actually get the 25 per cent discount.)

The 25 per cent discount policy extends to IBM's vast reseller channel as well. Grab an HP scalp, and you're in Big Blue's good books.

Along with the discount, IBM has even more sales incentives, training and services on hand to help customers kick their HP habit.

IBM and HP have spent years dishing out similar programs at opportune moments. More often than not, the battle revolves around the companies' high-end server and business software lines.

For more on the Tivoli program look here, and those of you feeling Rational can look here.

Act now while hyped up bad blood supplies last. ®

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

More from The Register

next story
EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'
Plan to hammer out 'coherent' guidelines. Good luck chaps!
US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account
Crooks don't have folders labelled 'drug records', opines NY beak
Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers
And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
FLAPE – the next BIG THING in storage
Find cold data with flash, transmit it from tape
Seagate chances ARM with NAS boxes for the SOHO crowd
There's an Atom-powered offering, too
THUD! WD plonks down SIX TERABYTE 'consumer NAS' fatboy
Now that's a LOT of porn or pirated movies. Or, you know, other consumer stuff
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.