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IBM Introduces New Foundation for Mobile Computing

IBM (NYSE: IBM) unveiled Monday its first ever Mobile Foundation, a portfolio of software and services designed to help organizations capitalize on the proliferation of mobile environments — including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

Building on its recent acquisition of Worklight, the new foundation further expands IBM’s strategy to provide clients with a mobile platform that spans application development, integration, security and management.

The IBM Mobile Foundation is targeting $22B market opportunity that is expected to grow to $36B in 2015, says the company. In an IBM survey of more than 700 CIOs, three quarters said they are embracing a mobile strategy because a flexible workplace delivers a 20 percent improvement in employee productivity.

The CIOs said they are significantly reducing the cost of doing business by decreasing dependence on email, improving social collaboration and adopting cloud technologies to reach mobile workers.

“Our latest offerings will provide customers with everything they need to support mobile devices in their business and use them to transform the way they interact with customers, partners and employees,” said Marie Wieck, general manager, IBM Application and Integration Middleware.

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