Cloud Financing

IBM Global Financing spurs the economic value of Cloud Computing

Cloud Financing

Cloud computing is enabling a more cost effective, agile and flexible consumption of IT and is transforming the way companies do business. To realize these benefits companies are investing in data centers that are enabled for cloud and transforming their business processes.

In a world where budgets are tight and constantly scrutinized, dealing with these up-front investments is a challenge, and accelerating the time to value is critical. IBM Global Financing can help your company achieve these benefits of cloud computing:

Lower cost
Adopting cloud can help your company reduce your IT costs (1) – financing the IT infrastructure needed to operate in a cloud environment, can help take these savings further.

IBM Global Financing offerings provide qualified companies with:

Act with speed
Cloud enables your company to accelerate time to market - financing can help expedite the time to value.

IBM Global Financing:

Increase flexibility
Cloud provides your company with the flexibility to react to new demands and revenue streams – financing can help increase the cash available to seize those opportunities.

IBM Global Financing:

Footnotes

(1) IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates and availability are based on a client’s credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment and product type and options, and may vary by country. Non-hardware items must be one-time, non-recurring charges and are financed by means of loans. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension or withdrawal without notice and may not be available in all countries.

(2) Represents Net Present Value savings over a 36 months period for an IBM hardware Fair Market Value lease from IBM Global Financing with a "best credit" customer and including an assumed value for the customer’s cost of capital. Current IBM Global Financing monthly rates for IBM hardware used to calculate PV savings.
Savings can vary according to hardware platform, customer requirements and should be validated as part of a full Total Cost of Ownership analysis.

(3) IBM Center for Applied Insights, 2011

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IDC Insight: "Leasing and Financing for the Cloud", document number 247036 - February 2014

This IDC Insight offers guidance about the use of leasing and financing for enterprises and IT organizations that are adopting cloud-based computing options.

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