IBM teams up with 200 universities

teachingBig Blue is to team up with 200 universities worldwide as part of its plan to dominate the world market.

In autumn this year, it will introduce its Academic Initiative for Cloud, which is intended to promote cloud technologies and has already made arrangements with the universities.

Yjeu clude Imperial College, Cambridge, Stuttgart University, the University of Tokyo, University of California Irvine, and the National University of Singapore.

IBM will offer the faculties Bluemix in the classroom with the aim of showing students how to create applications based round Watson Analytics, the internet of things, and other business concepts

The company is also creating a student developer community for students around the world to share information and give access to resources.

IBM said that only 14 percent of graduates today are women, way down from 37 percent in 1984 and that it will support programmes that address the lack of women in the different technology professions.