IBM CEO Arvind Krishna
IBM CEO Arvind Krishna

Can IBM Soar in 2021? 10 Big Opportunities, 4 Very Tough Challenges

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IBM’s cloud business is in a terrific position to have a breakout year in 2021, but that all depends on its willingness and ability to fully commit its full resources to the cloud rather than just repeating “Red Hat!” and hoping that does the trick.

To get the full story, please check out our in-depth analysis of IBM and what it needs to do to thrive in 2021—it’s called IBM’s Secret Weapon Isn’t Red Hat—It’s Much Bigger than That

That in-depth IBM analysis is part of our larger brand-new 10-part series called Cloud Wars Top 10 Special Report: Which Cloud Vendors Will Thrive in 2021?

Here’s a quick excerpt of our overview of IBM’s opportunities, challenges, leadership and more: 

And while it’s #7 on the Top 10, IBM is clearly punching under the weight of its publicly stated $24.4 billion in trailing 12-month cloud revenue. Because IBM—not Red Hat!—has the potential and the assets and the global knowledge and the brand equity and the decades-long relationships and the world-class labs and the powerful partnerships to be a rising force in the greatest growth market the tech industry and probably the entire world has ever seen.

With $24.4 billion in cloud revenue over the past 12 months, IBM has enormous potential. But to unleash that potential, there are a number of actions it has to undertake or complete, plus some old habits it needs to drop—and quickly.

Get the full story at IBM’s Secret Weapon Isn’t Red Hat—It’s Much Bigger than That.

 

MORE FROM OUR CLOUD WARS TOP 10 SPECIAL REPORT:

IBM’s Secret Weapon Isn’t Red Hat—It’s Much Bigger than That

Confounding His Critics, Larry Ellison Turns Oracle into Cloud Powerhouse

Cloud Wars Top 10 Special Report: Which Cloud Vendors Will Thrive in 2021?

Can Amazon, Google or Oracle Replace Microsoft as World’s #1 Cloud Vendor?

As Amazon Web Services Blows Past $50 Billion, Will Jeff Bezos Trigger Huge IPO?

With or Without Slack, Salesforce Will Remain #1 in Cloud Applications

Google Already Fastest-Growing Cloud Vendor, but Thomas Kurian’s Just Getting Started

SAP’S Huge Bet on Industry Cloud Could Be Game-Changer Against Oracle, Salesforce

Disclosure: Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, IBM, Workday, and ServiceNow have placed clearly marked sponsored-content within their respective sections of the Cloud Wars Top 10 Special Report.

 

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