Operate with improved flexibility and scalability. Respond quickly to changing business requirements and unexpected opportunities. And overcome obstacles to innovation.
New delivery models for service consumption and delivery are presenting opportunities for innovation. These new delivery models are referred to as "cloud computing" and involve delivering business and IT services in new ways over the Internet. Cloud computing enables innovation and transformation by lowering business and IT operating costs, and improving business and IT by standardizing applications, infrastructure and service processes. Cloud computing is helping companies tap into services and information that allow them to work smarter and take advantage of the increasingly digital, networked world in new ways.
Taking advantage of opportunities to better align IT with business imperatives is a significant challenge for organizations, but one that is necessary to help you achieve a more dynamic infrastructure that is tied to business outcomes. Adopting a cloud model can help your enterprise realize the following benefits:
In order to obtain the benefits of converting to a cloud environment, your enterprise needs to build a solid strategy and begin experimenting through pilots. IBM utilizes a proven methodology and assessment tools for developing a business-based cloud adoption strategy that is tailored to your desired business outcomes.
With nearly 3,500 strategy professionals worldwide, the IBM Strategy and Change practice is part of IBM Global Business Services, one of the world's leading management consulting practices. These professionals have the skills and experience to understand your industry and identify cloud opportunities for your business, as well as develop an action oriented strategy and road map to implement and manage the cloud implementation. The Strategy and Change practice works seamlessly with other IBM business units to take your cloud strategy and drive implementation to help you realize near term return.
Representing an unambiguous commitment to cloud computing, IBM has an extensive network of fully equipped labs - one of the world's largest in the IT industry - that are strategically located in both major markets and growth markets, including Ireland, Vietnam, China, South Africa, Japan, Brazil, India and Korea. The Cloud Labs have recognized experts to address the specific needs of clients who are increasingly shifting IT requirements to a cost-effective cloud model.
IBM's expertise with cloud computing can help you adapt to the accelerating intersection of the digital and physical worlds. Understanding how to seize these new opportunities to reshape business and technology models is the challenge countless organizations are facing. That challenge is being met decisively by IBM, with its recognized history of solving real-world problems with technology and unbounded imagination.