Building on its $2 billion acquisition of SoftLayer, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced Tuesday a series of new offerings.
The objective is to fuse together cloud and analytics capabilities to further help clients drive business transformation and growth, says the company.
As part of this expansion, IBM is announcing new social business and mobile offerings for its 100+ software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution portfolio, integrated cloud capabilities with SoftLayer assets and new expert integrated systems for hybrid cloud computing environments.
IBM is also announcing a series of global clients that are turning to IBM’s cloud capabilities as a transformative growth engine in their industry.
These include Surfline Communications, a telecommunications provider in Ghana; and TienPhong Commercial Joint Stock Bank, one of the leading financial institutions in Vietnam.
In the new era of computing, the opportunity for cloud is growing exponentially. In fact, IBM says, 60 percent of all enterprises are predicted to adopt some form of cloud computing this year, according to Gartner Research.
In addition, according to IBM, GigaOm Research forecast $158 billion in global cloud computing investment by 2014.