This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

IBM Systems Help Clients Embrace Next Generation Of Cloud, Analytics, Mobile And Social Technologies

ARMONK, N.Y., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As organizations look to take advantage of the emergence of cloud, analytics and mobile technologies, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that this trend is driving interest in IBM systems in geographies around the world.
IBM Corporation logo

In fact, a recent IBM study illustrates that four technologies - Big Data and Analytics, Cloud, Mobile and Social - are no longer just buzzwords but have become key ingredients of enterprise software development and IT infrastructures.  Seventy percent of enterprises are now using Big Data and Analytics, Cloud, Mobile and Social and 75 percent of enterprise decision makers now consider these technologies as strategically important to their organizations, up from 66 percent in 2012. [1]

"IT infrastructure is crucial to meet the demands of clients in this new era of computing," said Stephen Leonard, General Manager, Sales, IBM Systems & Technology Group.  "A new generation of IBM systems is helping clients modernize their IT environments for emerging big data, cloud computing, mobile and social technologies. Clients are migrating from non-IBM systems to infrastructures based on these IBM systems and the results they are seeing demonstrate that the right infrastructure does matter."

Clients that have switched from non-IBM servers to an IBM infrastructure to meet their Big Data, cloud, mobile and social needs include:
  • Alabama-based Logista Solutions, a managed services provider building upon its expertise in data center implementation and design. After deploying an infrastructure based on IBM systems and storage, Logista is now able to design and bring new products to market in approximately five days instead of the typical one month or more needed with the company's prior infrastructure.
  • Brazil's Algar Telecom replaced 80 Hewlett-Packard servers with an IBM mainframe platform, achieving savings of 50 to 70 percent in data center floor space, energy and cooling.   At the same time, Algar increased operational efficiency by 30 percent.
  • The eThekwini Municipality, a government organization in the province of KwaZulu-Natal that provides civic services to the approximately 3.5 million citizens of Durban, South Africa.  Utilizing an IBM infrastructure, the government reduced the number of physical servers in its environment by 67 percent and reduced infrastructure complexity by 80 percent.  As a result, it was able to improve time savings by 90 percent and launch new products 92 percent faster.

The IBM Systems & Technology portfolio offers a wide range of options configured to help clients take advantage of new technologies in cloud, mobile and analytics. To find out why infrastructure matters, and for more information on specific IBM systems visit:

[1] Raising the game - The IBM Business Tech Trends Study

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,790.19 +13.76 0.08%
S&P 500 1,979.92 -7.13 -0.36%
NASDAQ 4,748.3610 -32.9030 -0.69%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs