The vendor says it's part of an overall skills-rebalancing effort.
An IBM spokesman today confirmed that the company will cut about 400 jobs, or about 1% of staff, in its software group. The cuts include a number of sales and marketing positions at IBM software facilities in Somers, N.Y., Cupertino, Calif., and Austin, Texas, where IBM's Tivoli software unit is based.
An IBM spokesman said the cuts were part an overall skills-rebalancing effort within the group and don't reflect a broader cost-cutting initiative within the group. IBM's software revenue increased 6% year-over-year to $3.5 billion in the second quarter.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.