IBM looks to become a cloud-first company

IBM Goes All-In on the Cloud

April 18, 2019

With its $19.5-billion enterprise cloud being pretty much the only growth driver across its massive products and services landscape, IBM is restructuring its strategy and operations to become a cloud-first company in preparation for the final approval of its acquisition of Red Hat later this year.

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IBM Bets Its Future on Hybrid Cloud as IBM Cloud Revenue Tops $19 Billion

January 25, 2019

IBM made its unconditional and end-to-end commitment to a hybrid-cloud future unmistakably clear during its quarterly earnings call this week as CFO Jim Kavanaugh dropped the H-bomb 28 times. Kavanaugh tied hybrid cloud’s virtues to everything from customer innovation and productivity to every positive element in IBM’s strong fourth-quarter performance. So while I wasn’t at

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IBM Cloud Wins Huge Deal with BNP Paribas, Possibly Worth $2 Billion

January 22, 2019

Fresh on the heels of two massive cloud deals with Vodafone and Juniper valued at about $875 million, IBM today said it has deepened its long-time strategic partnership with global bank BNP Paribas in a deal that one analyst believes could be valued at $2 billion. This additional big new win for IBM Cloud will

IBM Wins 2 Hybrid Cloud Megadeals, Holds #5 Spot in Cloud Wars Top 10

January 22, 2019

As IBM prepares to release fourth-quarter and full-year earnings this afternoon, the company is building significant hybrid-cloud momentum for 2019 with two large and sweeping customer deals totaling $875 million over the next several years. The huge engagements with Vodafone for $550 million and Juniper for $325 million showcase IBM’s broad and deep strengths in

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The Coming Hybrid Wave: Where Do Microsoft, IBM and Amazon Stand? (Part 1 of 2)

January 9, 2019

Ensuring that its stunning growth and surging relevance has only just begun, the cloud industry is warmly embracing hybrid computing—the fusion of traditional on-premises technology with the cloud—with Microsoft, IBM and Amazon leading the way in recognizing that business reality outranks whiz-bang new technologies. Because as impressive and disruptive as public-cloud infrastructure undoubtedly is, the

IBM Earns 9,100 Patents VP Jeff Welser

Can IBM Convert Latest Patent Blitz into Rising Revenue?

January 8, 2019

While the IBM R&D teams received 9,100 patents in 2018 and for the 26th straight year led the world in that category, the company needs to begin showing customers, partners and investors that it is turning those laboratory innovations into high-value business solutions across AI, cloud and cybersecurity. Taken in isolation, the latest evidence of