New Service Centers, Collaborations, M&As, and New Gen Network Backup Appliances to Boost Tech Margins - Research Report on IBM,

    New Service Centers, Collaborations, M&As, and New Gen Network Backup
Appliances to Boost Tech Margins - Research Report on IBM, Qualcomm, SanDisk,
                        Western Digital, and Rackspace

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NEW YORK, July 8, 2013

NEW YORK, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting
International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM), QUALCOMM Incorporated
(NASDAQ: QCOM), SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK), Western Digital Corporation
(NASDAQ: WDC), and Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX). Today's readers may
access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry
analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

International Business Machines Corporation Research Report

On June 27, 2013, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) announced
a new services center in Magdeburg, Germany which is expected to create up to
300 German IT roles in the coming three years. According to the Company, this
new IBM Services Center - Magdeburg (a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM), will
provide German speaking IBM clients with high value application development,
application maintenance and systems integration services that address the
increasing demand for flexible software capability to harness the benefits of
emerging Big Data, cloud and mobile business technology. Gregor Pillen, GM of
IBM Global Business Services, Germany, stated, "The new Center reflects IBM's
continued transformation in a mature market and commitment to providing the
high-value technology services required by German speaking clients." He
further added, "This investment in job creation aims to inspire the
next-generation workforce of academics from local technical colleges and
Universities who will deliver the advanced skills needed to continue driving
business innovation." The Full Research Report on International Business
Machines Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/114b_IBM]

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Qualcomm Incorporated Research Report

On June 26, 2013, Qualcomm Incorporated (Qualcomm) announced that its
wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., will power the world's
first LTE-Advanced smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A, with the Qualcomm
Snapdragon 800 processor. Company stated that the new Galaxy S4 LTE-A will
utilize LTE carrier aggregation for data rates up to 150 Mbps, which is double
of the current LTE speed. Murthy Renduchintala, EVP of Qualcomm Technologies,
Inc. and Co-President of Qualcomm Mobile and Computing, said, "Snapdragon 800
processors with LTE Advanced are designed to deliver maximum performance and
connectivity to users who want the fastest and best mobile experiences, from
watching high-definition video to playing the latest mobile games." He added,
"LTE-Advanced represents a significant improvement over current standards and
will only enhance these experiences on the Galaxy S4, and other future devices
worldwide." The Full Research Report on Qualcomm Incorporated - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/132e_QCOM]

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SanDisk Corp. Research Report

On July 2, 2013, SanDisk Corp. (SanDisk) announced that it has entered into a
definitive agreement to acquire the SMART Storage Systems -a part of the SMART
Worldwide Holdings portfolio of companies, by paying nearly $307 million in
cash and certain equity-based incentive awards. The transaction, which is
approved by the Board of Directors of both companies, is subject to customary
closing conditions, and is expected to close in August 2013. Sumit Sadana, EVP
and Chief Strategy Officer of SanDisk, commented, "SanDisk is excited to build
upon its leadership position with its fourth acquisition in the enterprise
storage market." Sadana continued, "This acquisition enables SanDisk to
address a $1.6 billion market opportunity in enterprise SATA products, and
complements our strong enterprise SAS product portfolio. With this
combination, SanDisk will have products qualified with six of the top seven
storage OEMs worldwide." The Full Research Report on SanDisk Corp. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/5288_SNDK]

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Western Digital Corporation Research Report

On June 27, 2013, Western Digital Corporation (Western Digital) announced that
its digital storage solution company, WD, released the fourth generation of WD
Arkeia network backup appliances. Western Digital reported that these new
backup appliances can deliver an all-in-one backup and disaster recovery
solution for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Liz Conner, Senior
Research Analyst at IDC, said, "In announcing their fourth generation of
purpose-built network backup appliances, WD Arkeia is delivering comprehensive
SMB backup solutions that go beyond simple raw capacity increases." Conner
added, "WD Arkeia offers easy-to-use data protection that takes the guess work
out of purchasing, configuring and managing data backup & recovery, while also
embedding features such as deduplication and hybrid cloud backup for small-
and medium-sized businesses or remote offices." The Full Research Report on
Western Digital Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/816a_WDC]

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Rackspace Hosting, Inc. Research Report

On July 1, 2013, Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (Rackspace) announced that it has
entered into a year-long contributor agreement with CERN openlab. Rackspace
reported that during the agreed period it will deliver a hybrid cloud solution
featuring its OpenStack-powered public and private clouds, to help CERN
advance its mission by enabling more in-depth research into the origins of the
universe. Jim Curry, SVP and GM of Rackspace Private Cloud, stated, "This is a
landmark moment for Rackspace, as we feel this is an opportunity to take our
already mutually beneficial relationship with CERN to new heights." Curry
continued, "Through ongoing collaboration with CERN openlab, we will broaden
the global reach of our hybrid cloud solutions, while simultaneously helping
to set the pace of innovation within the field of particle physics." The Full
Research Report on Rackspace Hosting, Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/710f_RAX]

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