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IBM Storage Adds Enhanced Data Protection to FlashSystem Showing a Focus on Security, Ransomware, and Storage

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Futurum’s Steven Dickens provides his analysis of IBM Storage announcements today, which reflect the company’s addition of enhanced data protection to Flash System, showing a focus on security, ransomware, and storage. While the company has some catching up to do, this focus on data protection and a Storage-as-a-Service offering is clearly important to clients and prospects

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IBM Systems Has A Tough Quarter, But That Is Not The Whole Story

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Futurum Research Senior Analyst, Steven Dickens provides his take on the Q2 2021 results for IBM Systems. The headline results on the surface look troubling for Systems, however given the product life cycles of IBM Z and Power, and tough comparisons against Q2 2020, the business did surprisingly well and shows areas of growth and penetration in the marketplace.

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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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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.

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IBM Shuffles the Executive Deck

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Futurum Research Principal Analyst Daniel Newman and Senior Analyst Steven Dickens provide their take on the recent announcements coming out of IBM on the reshuffle of its executive leadership ranks. The announcements need to be seen in the wider context of the holistic transformation IBM is undertaking in all parts of its business as it plans to return to growth and market leadership status.