Research Notes

Why Financial Services Organizations are reconsidering the Cloud

By Judith Hurwitz, President & CEO and Daniel Kirsch, Managing Director

Rather than a one cloud fits all approach, where the same services are offered to startups, gaming companies and mature enterprises, industrialized cloud offerings are specifically tailored for a specific vertical industry. Banks and other financial services institutions are rethinking their tepid approach to the cloud for two significant reasons. Firstly, customers have been demanding new ways of engagement and new offering – and are seeking FinTech alternatives if their bank can’t deliver. Just as significant, cloud service providers are offering a new generation of industrialized offerings aimed at mature enterprises like financial services.

In this Research Note we discuss the move to industrialized cloud offerings and IBM’s progress in building a Financial Services Cloud Ecosystem.

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IBM’s Spectrum Storage Management Products Now a Software Suite

By Judith Hurwitz, President & CEO

It is clear that the storage market is undergoing a massive change. The advent of cloud storage has changed the way that customers think about storage as a utility. In addition, customers must be able to store more complex data in an efficient and secure manner. This efficiency will come from the ability to streamline storage management.

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