IBM posted a new 2015 profit target and quarterly revenue that both missed analysts’ estimates. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

IBM posted a new 2015 profit target and quarterly revenue that both missed analysts’ estimates, as the one-time world technology leader continues to (...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) arrives to lead the “International Germany Forum” at the Chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday. A report from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research showed investor confidence in Germany jumped to the highest level in 11 months in January, beating forecasts. (Photograph: AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

European stocks advanced for a fourth day, extending their highest level in seven years, amid speculation that the European Central Bank will announce(...)

S. D. Shibulal, former CEO of Infosys Technologies, is one of the founders to have reportedly sold a stake in India’s second-largest software services company. (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Four founders of Infosys are selling shares of India’s second-largest software services company in transactions said to be valued at about 65 billion (...)

Job fair at Donghua University in Shanghai: China has a roaring domestic market in technology.  Photograph: Reuters/Carlos Barria

In the year-end predictions game most technology forecasts tend to be either blue-sky or boring, flights of imagination or a firm grasp of the obvious(...)

The Cork Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Centre launched by Enda Kenny will be the latest in a network of 15 such facilities in the State Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will today launch a €5 million technology centre in Cork designed to create new business opportunities for Irish financial ser(...)

Margot Slattery, managing director of Sodexo Ireland

Margot Slattery remembers a time when she was expert at carrying on a whole conversation at work about the weekend just past without mentioning the se(...)

Microsoft shares have climbed 33 per cent over the past year

Microsoft reported higher- than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for c(...)

Modest growth in sales of Microsoft’s Surface tablet helped it exceed market expectations. Photograph: Steve Sands/Getty Images

Microsoft reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for co(...)

Executives said the accelerating switch from packaged software to “cloud” software would shave about €200m off a previous forecast

German software maker Sap cut its 2014 operating profit forecast as customers shifted faster than expected to products delivered over the internet, de(...)

A visitor enters an elevator in the lobby at the headquarters of SAP in Walldorf, Germany. The technology company forecast this morning that 2014 underlying operating profit would be €5.6 billion  to €5.8 billion, compared with an earlier projection of as much as €6 billion. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European stocks fell after worse- than-estimated financial results, while gold and German and British government bonds rose. Asian equities headed for(...)