Here’s my conversation with Harish Grama, and the latest episode of “Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights.” As the tech companies in our Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings drive transformation not just in individual corporations but also in entire global industries, it’s essential for business executives to understand the strategic intentions of each of these vendors. That’s what this new limited series is all about.
Episode 4: IBM
As General Manager for IBM Public Cloud, Harish is in charge of building out the company’s hybrid cloud strategy. In that capacity, Harish has worked with thousands of developers and is managing hundreds of millions of dollars in budget. But much about IBM’s hybrid cloud remains unknown. The company says that it is #1 in hybrid, a claim that is compelling and could be legitimate—but they don’t release the numbers to prove it. In this episode, Harish and I look at how IBM’s hybrid cloud can—and is—transforming customer strategies. Watch and see what you think about IBM’s big claim.
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When you're talking about the heavy-duty enterprise applications that have been built for decades and decades, you need a company like IBM that understands the enterprise. - @IBM's Harish Grama Click To Tweet You need someone who knows how to enable hybrid solutions, which is IBM's strength. I would claim that we're #1 at that. - @IBM's Harish Grama Click To Tweet IBM rarely patents things that we don't intend on building into our products that serve our customers. - @IBM's Harish Grama Click To Tweet
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Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights
A limited interview series from Cloud Wars Live. The tech companies in the Cloud Wars Top 10 are driving the transformations of not just individual corporations but also of entire global industries. As such, it’s essential for business executives to understand the strategic intentions of each of these vendors. Our “Executive Insights” series drills down into the unique strategies, differentiated capabilities, and customer orientations of each vendor in the Cloud Wars Top 10. We aim to deliver a compelling overview of how these influential tech giants are changing how the world lives, works, plays, learns and dreams.