IT deals: Blackbird, IBM, NTT, QUALCO

Blackbird, IBM, NTT, QUALCO, L3Harris Technologies, InsuraGuest, Kidderminster’s OGL Computer, among others, announced their latest IT deals or technology deployments for their business clients.
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Blackbird

Blackbird, a developer of cloud video platform, announced its tech deal with Corrivium, a live streaming provider, for the clipping and publishing of highlights of Global Rapid Rugby, a new rugby competition.

IBM

IBM announced the expansion of the IBM Q Network in Europe to include more universities and an international research organization. Aalto University, University of Turku, EPFL, University of the Basque Country and The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory will have direct access to IBM Q Network resources and access to the IBM Q Experience’s quantum computing systems.

NTT

NTT and Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), the organizer of the Tour de France, have renewed their partnership until 2024.

L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies has won a development prototype contract from the U.S. Air Force for the L3Harris Falcon Wideband Airborne HF Radio and will now be part of a down-select competition to replace the service’s AN/ARC-190 airborne HF radio.

InsuraGuest

InsuraGuest has signed a contract with Wisp Resort in Maryland to provide its hotel guests with insurance coverage utilizing InsuraGuest’s InsurTech software.

QUALCO

Intrum, a credit management company in Europe, has deployed QUALCO Collections & Recoveries platform in 24 countries to standardize operations, achieve cost reduction and improve operational effectiveness.

IBM

Australia’s top three banks — Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Westpac Banking and Commonwealth Bank of Australia — have agreed to partner with IBM and shopping mall owner Scentre Group to test blockchain technology to digitize bank guarantees.

Kidderminster’s OGL Computer

Kidderminster’s OGL Computer has assisted Staffordshire-based supplier of electrical and electronics components, Switchtec to launch a new e-commerce website and upgrade its software applications.