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IBM has made another big bet on cloud computing, frequently acquiring start-ups

IBM, which is struggling for performance growth, seems to have found a direction. Recently, IBM announced the acquisition of NoSQL database company cloudant, which is expected to allow IBM to control NoSQL database as a service (dbaas). In the face of declining revenue, it is imperative for IBM to enter cloud computing

in IBM's plan, the four major directions in the future are cloud computing, social networking, mobile computing and big data analysis, and cloud computing is the core link of these four directions. Now, IBM is accelerating its own pace of change

cloud computing is an opportunity

ibm has to make changes in the face of weak growth in operating revenue and continuous downturn in stock prices in recent years, and its answer is to enter the cloud computing trend and frequently acquire start-ups. Last week, IBM announced the acquisition of NoSQL database company cloudant, which is expected to allow IBM to control NoSQL database as a service (dbaas). In June last year, IBM acquired softlayer technologies, a fast-growing cloud computing company, for $2billion, marking the launch of a new strategy. Since then, cloud DNA has taken root in IBM. IBM announced a plan to invest in cloud computing data centers in January, and will build 40 cloud computing data centers in 15 countries by the end of this year. IBM announced in February that it plans to invest US $1billion to develop cloud computing software development tools to attract external developers. IBM seems to have seen a turnaround out of the dilemma and ushered in a new round of growth

ibm's hardware business accounts for less than 15% of its revenue, and under the hardware business, amplification, filtering and other processing can be carried out, which has a great impact on IBM. IBM's solution is to sell businesses with low profitability. In recent years, China's Lenovo company alone has acquired IBM's personal computer business and low-end server business, which is a heavy burden for IBM. In addition, IBM has also invested heavily in new areas, especially focusing on the development of big data and cloud computing

ibm opens up new markets with data analysis, reshapes enterprise it with cloud computing, and builds an interactive participation system with mobile social networking. Public cloud computing services are the most promising and interesting to developers. Last year, IBM's cloud computing business increased by 69% to $4.4 billion, and most of its revenue came from the proprietary cloud. In fact, IBM hopes to continue to maintain its leading edge through transformation

IBM makes another big bet on cloud computing

the problem faced by Luo Ruilan, chairman, President and CEO of IBM, is similar to that faced by previous IBM CEOs, and even more serious: how to transform to new businesses faster than the decline of old businesses. According to the preliminary survey data disclosed by IBM a few days ago, less than 10% of enterprises are fully prepared to solve the surge of mobile devices, social media, data analysis and cloud computing applications. According to the survey, 70% of enterprises admit that it infrastructure plays a crucial role in helping them gain competitive advantage and optimize revenue and profits. Most respondents (62%) indicated that they planned to increase investment in IT infrastructure in the coming months. In addition, IBM also hopes to conduct an in-depth study of various ways in which enterprises can use infrastructure to improve market competitiveness through this survey

at the beginning of this year, IBM announced plans to invest more than $1.2 billion to expand its global cloud deployment on a large scale. This investment includes the establishment of a data center network designed to bring greater flexibility and transparency to customers. As we all know, IBM invested $2billion to acquire softlayer in 2013 in order to expand its existing high value cloud product portfolio

the data shows that since the acquisition in 2013, IBM softlayer has added more than 2400 new plastic granulators, which cover a wide range of fields. In fact, IBM positions softlayer as the cornerstone of IBM's comprehensive cloud portfolio. Not only that, IBM announced that it had invested $1billion to establish the IBM Watson group, a new business unit dedicated to the development and commercialization of cognitive computing and big data innovation in cloud delivery. The outside world believes that this measure marks the strategic change of IBM. IBM will promote a series of new software, services and applications to enter the market faster. These new software, services and applications can think in the massive big data environment and continuously improve through self-learning, so as to answer complex problems and gain insight

ibm is using every means to make itself closer to customers, or even directly to customers. IBM acknowledges that it should go faster and hopes to embrace the new world with a more open attitude, in which cloud computing is a very important part

ibm accelerates its pace of change

although it plans to transform early, the transformation of IBM, known as the blue giant, is not smooth. IBM was once an enterprise on the brink of death. It was deeply in the fear that it would collapse tomorrow. It experienced despair and suffering in the face of a desperate battle, and experienced the hardships and loneliness of groping for transformation in the doubts of the world. How many enterprises have experienced this unforgettable experience from the flourishing age to the failure, then to the Phoenix Nirvana, and finally to the sky overlooking the world? The unrepeatable lessons of failure and suffering have become an unrepeatable and precious survival instinct after the erosion and precipitation of time. They have been integrated into IBM gene and become the original driving force for its successful changes again and again

for IBM, this is a huge challenge. But in the face of every transformational challenge, IBM's solutions are successful. Indeed, in the era of change, the old and the new account. The market is a new world and tradition coexist. Enterprises need a bridge to break through the barriers of the old and the new world, because the existing mature technology cannot be thrown away. A qualified service provider needs to have a deep understanding of both worlds at the same time, so as to help many enterprises realize the smooth transition from tradition to the new era. IBM has learned such skills in the industrial transformation from generation to generation. It understands the history of industry development and explores the future brought by innovation. Its understanding of the past just deepens its understanding of the new era

now, the blue giant, which has experienced several transformations and still shows its strong vitality to the world, has begun its fourth transformation. Changes are affecting all aspects of IBM, such as the way to build the company's hardware, software and services are undergoing radical changes. 5.3 punch and die are selected according to the thickness of the sample according to the schedule. However, IBM, which is too large, seems a little slow and clumsy. Although research institutions predict that the future market potential of cloud computing is huge, if IBM wants to stand at the peak of the world again and prove itself to the world, in addition to frequently acquiring start-ups, it also needs to accelerate its own pace of change

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