IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned IBM as a leader in the July 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, North America. This year, IBM was positioned the highest in ability to execute.
IBM points to these results as reflective of the company’s continued leadership in a rapidly changing environment. IBM’s shift from a Systems Integrator to a Services Integrator is the future of services across the industry. The integrated and unified management of services and underlying IT infrastructure provides support for clients’ wide-ranging hybrid cloud needs. Hybrid cloud, cognitive computing, and other data and analytics offerings continue to deliver differentiation and growth for companies of all sizes and industries.
Greater IT efficiency saves clients and customers time and money, and allows for smarter distribution of resources to conduct business in today’s IT landscape. These service offerings are making it easier for clients to tap into the wealth of available data for new insights and do business like never before, driving innovation and a competitive edge in the marketplace.
“We believe IBM’s recognition in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, NA report is proof of the scope of our services portfolio and ability to bring those services to life for our clients every day,” said Philip Guido, General Manager, IBM Services, North America. “The investments we have made in cloud, cognitive, and other areas are propelling our shift from a systems integrator to a services integrator, and redefining the role and capacity of IT services to help organizations accelerate into the future.”
Today, IBM operates over 300 global delivery data centers and 46 IBM Cloud Data Centers across 68 countries to enable clients with greater flexibility and agility in managing their IT workloads.
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IBM Global Technology Services offers end-to-end IT consulting and business services supported by an unparalleled global delivery network that is transforming its business to lead in an era of Cognitive and Cloud. As a cloud services integrator, GTS is managing the services and underlying infrastructure in an integrated and unified way. It is modernizing clients’ IT environments to help them meet the increasingly complex customer demands. GTS provides clients with innovative technology solutions that help them to improve their business processes and in turn, profitability.