IT Management

Every year, the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), in conjunction with Oxford Economics, surveys IT executives around the world about how the technology landscape is changing. This year’s survey, which canvassed 750 senior IT leaders in 18 countries, opens the conversation about IT infrastructure – and in particular, the content, participants and tone in which this discussion topic is changing.

The survey found that seven out of 10 organizations believe IT infrastructure plays an important role in enabling competitive advantage or optimizing revenue and profit. Yet less than 10 percent of all organizations are fully prepared to address mobile, social, big data and analytics, and cloud.

Clearly, we’re living in a time when organizations know that infrastructure matters but are looking for help with the building blocks to address today’s market demands.

According to the study, the top two technology challenges are storage related:

• Moving large amounts of data efficiently and securely
• Cutting costs and improving efficiencies.

So, what is the right infrastructure for these clients? Simply put, the right IT infrastructure helps businesses improve their revenues and profits.

The right infrastructure needs to be designed for big data, defined by software for the cloud, built for optimized engagement so it can integrate systems of record with systems of engagement and built on open standards and technologies.

Our storage business point of view focuses on a few critical topics for the industry—software defined storage, virtualization and flash.

With the investments and enhancements we are making to the storage portfolio, IBM can deliver a unique advantage to clients—allowing them to access and process any type of data, on any type of storage device, anywhere in the world— to meet the challenges they face with massive amounts of data.

IBM Software Defined Storage Offers the Complete Data Solution

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