The value of Cloud tomorrow beings with preparation today.
The wait is over. The cloud is here. In fact, according to IDC, worldwide IT spending on cloud services will grow almost threefold, reaching $42 billion this year. A recent IBM Institute for Business Value study found that 90 percent of organizations expect to adopt or substantially deploy a cloud model in the next three years. Leading companies are already preparing for its arrival. Even if an organization isn't ready to implement advanced cloud features, realizing the potential for cloud to wholly transform IT economics requires a roadmap to get there.
Fortunately, preparing for cloud has some clear considerations, including visibility, control and automation across the entire infrastructure leveraging an integrated service management strategy. When an organization improves here, they can expect optimal efficiencies, cost reductions and more agile service delivery across physical, virtual and cloud resources. In other words, they've started to unlock the full potential of their business and IT infrastructure.
Whether you are building clouds with SmartCloud Foundation, or consuming cloud services on demand with SmartCloud Services, IBM makes it easy to adopt the value of cloud computing at your own pace, and ensures choice and flexibility across all your cloud deployments. With over 80% of the Fortune 500 using IBM cloud capabilities, IBM's experience and expertise is proven and trusted by the world's most demanding companies.
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