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IBM’s Bluetab Acquisition: Tripling Down on Building Cloud Services Business

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With yet another acquisition, this time Bluetab, IBM is clearly tripling down on building its cloud services business. Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his analysis on the spending spree IBM is on to build a post Kyndryl services business that can support the company’s ambitions in hybrid cloud. A pattern is emerging in the acquisition strategy of IBM in the services business to focus on the deployment of hybrid cloud solutions.

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Check Point and Alibaba Cloud Raise the Multi-Cloud and Cloud Security Stakes

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Check Point expands its Unified Cloud platform to support Alibaba Cloud elevating market awareness of its advanced security, visibility, and compliance capabilities of its cloud security portfolio, especially across multi-cloud environments. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Check Point’s integration of its CloudGuard solution with Alibaba Cloud strengthens its overall multi-cloud proposition and provides a marketing edge over rivals as well as how Alibaba Cloud benefits competitively from the Check Point relationship.

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AT&T and Google Cloud are Ready for Prime Time 5G and Edge Computing Business

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AT&T and Google Cloud expand their 5G and edge collaboration targeting enterprises with a flexible combination of AT&T’s on-premises Multi-access Edge Compute solution and AT&T Network Edge Capabilities augmented by Google Cloud’s extensive edge PoPs and core proficiencies including Kubernetes container orchestration, AI/ML, data analytics, and ISV collaboration expertise. Futurum’s Ron Westfall analyzes why the expanded alliance boosts AT&T’s overall competitive prospects, especially in relation to main rival Verizon, and how AT&T now has the 5G and edge compute proposition needed to innovate immersive experiences and win more enterprise business.

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IBM to Acquire BoxBoat, Doubles Down on Hybrid Cloud Services

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Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his insight on news coming out of IBM yesterday on the acquisition of Kubernetes and container focused services business BoxBoat. This acquisition, although not significant in revenue terms, clearly shows IBM’s strategic intent to build a hybrid cloud focused services business post spinoff of Kyndryl.