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Reflections on IBM Cloud in 2017 while looking ahead to 2018

2017 was a turning point for the cloud industry. Enterprises are rapidly adopting cloud as a platform for creating new ways to handle and drive revenue from data. With the volume of structured and unstructured data increasing every day, enterprises are demanding more than just infrastructure as a service. Part of this turnaround is due […]

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Cloud accounts for more than 20 percent of record-breaking IBM patents in 2017

IBM was issued 9,043 US patents in 2017, making it the top company for US patents granted for the 25th straight year. Of those, more than 1,900 — about 21 percent of the total — were cloud-related. For example, one patent was for a system that monitors data sources including weather reports, social networks, newsfeeds […]

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10 of the top IBM Cloud news stories of 2017

If you were to boil down the news of 2017 into a single, pithy slogan, you might make it, “Expect the unexpected.” That sentiment was true for IBM Cloud, with exciting new client announcements, big leaps forward in technologies such as containers, and partnerships that continue to drive cloud adoption around the world. Yet all […]

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In the news: IBM Cloud Private

This month, IBM launched IBM Cloud Private, a scalable cloud platform built on open source frameworks and that runs on users’ own infrastructure. IBM Fellow Bala Rajaraman described it as a way to “use your heritage to your advantage.” But he’s not the only one talking about what IBM Cloud Private can do. Numerous print […]

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IBM cloud revenue up 35 percent in 2016

For anyone with any lingering doubts about the rapid growth of cloud computing, look no further than IBM fiscal year 2016 cloud revenue for proof. Total cloud revenue hit $13.7 billion on the year, which represented a 35 percent increase. The cloud as-a-service annual revenue run rate trended upward to $8.6 billion in 2016, a […]

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