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Leaders are using hybrid cloud to springboard to next-generation initiatives including Internet of Things & cognitive computing
By: Elizabeth White
Mar. 19, 2016 01:00 PM
"We live in a world where companies must take advantage of all of their resources to succeed and deliver services and apps in an as a service model regardless of whether they reside in a public or private cloud or on their existing infrastructure," said IBM Global Technology Services General Manager for Systems Services Laura Sanders."
Two-thirds of organizations implementing hybrid cloud report they're already gaining competitive advantage from their hybrid environments and are nearly three times as likely to use it to assemble data assets or monetize data, according to findings released by IBM (NYSE: IBM).
With a hybrid cloud approach, organizations can be selective about when to use cloud and when to use traditional IT infrastructure - delivering the best functionality while meeting speed and flexibility needs, as well as resiliency, security and regulatory requirements.
IBM's new global study of hybrid cloud, "Growing up Hybrid: Accelerating digital transformation" from the IBM Center for Applied Insights, surveyed 500 hybrid cloud implementers from 13 countries and 23 industries and identified a leading group of organizations - 26 percent of the respondents - that are gaining competitive advantage through hybrid cloud and managing their environment in an integrated, comprehensive fashion for high visibility and control.
In addition, the study found that the leaders are using hybrid cloud to jumpstart "next-generation" initiatives. Leaders are almost three times more likely than other implementers to use hybrid cloud for commercializing insights (e.g., assembling data assets or monetizing data). They are also five times more likely to be using hybrid cloud for cognitive computing (e.g., predictive intelligence and machine learning capabilities). Finally, over a third of the leaders are already using hybrid cloud to enable Internet of Things.
Findings about these leaders and benefits of hybrid include:
As this study highlights, hybrid clouds are gaining widespread market adoption because they leverage existing IT resources while integrating into public and private cloud environments. This gives organizations greater control of their data, improved application performance and efficiencies, enhanced collaboration all while helping to centralize IT management. As a result, businesses not only reduce costs but achieve greater efficiencies.
IBM is also providing brokerage services that help organizations reduce complexity and exposure to risk. In addition, it improves efficiencies with cloud suppliers and enables quicker, informed choices. This approach underscores IBM's move from a traditional systems integrator to a cloud services integrator, helping clients manage the services and underlying infrastructure in an integrated and unified platform.
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In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
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@ThingsExpo has been named the Top Most Influential Internet of Things'Media Brand' by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.'
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