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With Spin-off, IBM Finally Embraces a Cloud and AI-first Future
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By: Everest Group

IBM caused a stir in the market when it announced its plan to spin off the managed infrastructure services business of its Global Technology Services (GTS) division. The move is in line with new CEO Arvind Krishna’s strategy for laser-sharp focus on the cloud and AI business – the cornerstone of IBM’s next phase of growth. With this move, IBM can position itself as partner of choice with complete focus on helping enterprises succeed in a post-digital transformation era through its hybrid cloud and AI capabilities.

In this viewpoint, we explore developments in both the market and within IBM that led to this move and discuss potential impacts for IBM clients.

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