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December 09, 2013

IBM Announces Expansion of Cloud Consulting Services

 IBM (News - Alert) announced the expansion of its Cloud Consulting Services portfolio with a customizable cloud strategy for industry and line of business buyers. Also, IBM is developing a catalog of fast-start industry solutions delivered as a service for cloud-based applications.

"Delivering more personalized services to customers with greater speed is a significant priority for businesses today," stated Sanjay Rishi, Managing Partner, IBM Cloud Consulting Services.

"In the era of the cloud, the agenda of front office decision makers places a premium on flexibility and the ability to experiment. With these new cloud offerings, IBM will help front office leaders rapidly deploy business content for business value," Rishi adds.

IT industry has been focusing on a common approach to migrating applications to the cloud  scalable computing purchased on a usage model. This extends the value of cloud to line of business leaders to improve business. According to  IBM survey, during the next three years, the cloud's strategic importance is predicted to be double from 34 percent to 72 percent, surpassing their IT counterparts at 58 percent.

To shift to a cloud environment, enterprises need to build a business-based cloud strategy and be ready with a map. IBM utilizes assessment tools tailored for each client.IBM offers a unique cloud adoption framework and the IBM Cloud Workload Analysis Tool to analyze an existing environment and determine the cloud computing model best suited for the business model. This helps the client to prioritize the business areas that, when migrated to a cloud computing model, deliver the most benefits.

To help client's deployment to the cloud, IBM is developing a catalog of pre-integrated solutions that address priority business needs industry by industry.

IBM SmartCloud is family of enterprise-class cloud computing technologies and services for securely building public, private and hybrid clouds. Deep expertise, open standards and proven infrastructure enable to confidently achieve new levels of innovation and efficiency. 

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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