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Two IBM Institute for Business Value reports reveal IT infrastructure's vital role

The IT Infrastructure Conversation

The IT Infrastructure Conversation

New content, new participants, new tone

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

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

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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IT infrastructure, its role in business and why it matters so much

IT infrastructure, its role in business and why it matters so much

Highlights from an insightful CrowdChat with IT infrastructure experts on strategy, skills and shifting trends.

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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 z Systems 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.