As part of this initiative, IBM announced the opening of the first IBM Cloud Business Innovation Center in Bangalore.
The enterprise IT vendor claimed that its portfolio of cloud industry platforms and solutions deliver fast, simplified access to services that allow clients to exploit the opportunities of cloud and big data.
“Our portfolio of Cloud Business Solutions is a recognition of the mandate for speed and time to value, along with the requirement of clients to personalize business solutions to their own processes and culture and deploy them via the cloud,” said Sanjay Rishi, IBM Global Business Services, Managing Partner, Cloud Consulting Services.
“Our new IBM Cloud Business Innovation Center will help us co-create with our clients, addressing their unique needs with tailored solutions, delivered on the cloud for fast results.”
IBM Global Business Services launched a portfolio of Cloud Business Solutions in 2014. The suite included multiple technologies and services components into a single client agreement and delivers end-to-end solutions “as a service.”
According to IBM, the initial offering was aimed to address business functions in the areas of sales, marketing, financial management and operations. It also included consulting services, intellectual property assets from IBM Research, software, advanced analytics, ongoing support and cloud infrastructure delivered via IBM Softlayer.
Currently, more than 500 client engagements are operating using the cloud business solutions. The latest Industry Platforms combine multiple Cloud Business Solutions with deeper industry content for expanded business benefits and faster time to value. Each Industry Platform offers clients access to a set of standard assets that can be quickly tailored to deliver a differentiated business solution.
The first three industry platforms include, retail consumer experience, personalized and insights for a connected world.
Last week, IBM announced new cloud security technology called Cloud Security Enforcer, designed to protect the increasing use of “bring your own” cloud-based apps at work. The company said this is the first technology to combine cloud identity management with the ability for companies to discover outside apps being accessed by their employees, including those they are using on their mobile devices.