Two IBM Institute for Business Value reports reveal IT infrastructure's vital role
The IT Infrastructure Conversation
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In this first IT infrastructure report, business leaders recognize the link between a strong IT infrastructure and the ability to drive competitive advantage. They also understand this dependency will grow with advances in big data and analytics, cloud, social and mobile technologies.
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Continuing the conversation
Why building a strong foundation requires more than technology
In this second IT infrastructure report, we explore how successful IT organizations are positioning themselves not just as service providers, but also trusted advisors. This study examines how IT can collaborate with other parts of the organization to capitalize on technology trends and turn them into business advantages.
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13% of IT executives claim success at developing skills to meet changing IT infrastructure needs.
Strategic IT Connectors are more prepared
Unlike their siloed IT counterparts, Strategic IT Connectors are ready for cloud, big data, mobile and social.
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Infinity Red Bull Racing wins with IBM platform
To keep the racing World Championship trophies coming, Red Bull needed a computing platform to drive real-time analytics and virtual simulations.
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The London Stock Exchange finds lower latency and speed
The London Stock Exchange processes thousands of transactions quickly using the IBM X6 platform powered by the Intel Xeon E7 V2 processor.
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71% of all organizations say IT infrastructure plays an important role in enabling competitive advantage or optimizing revenue and profit.
Visa counts on IBM mainframe
Visa, the world's largest electronic payment network, enables commerce for billions of customers with IBM mainframe's performance.
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22% of organizations have a well-defined enterprise IT infrastructure strategy and roadmap.
Bolstering Japan's banking with IBM solutions
NTT Data used IBM System z and IBM WebSphere to manage customers' core banking applications - and help Japan's financial systems be more stable.
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<10% of companies report that their IT infrastructure is fully prepared to meet the demands of mobile technology, social media, big data and cloud computing.