IBM Launches New Analytics Offerings, Adds Cloud Customers; Dennis Quan Comments

IBMlogo3 EbizIBM Corp. has moved to combine its cloud and analytics technologies for new offerings that build on the company's $2 billion SoftLayer buy in an effort to help customers.

IBM has also added Ghana-based telecommunications provider Surfline Communications and Vietnam-based financial firm TienPhong Commercial Joint Stock Bank to its cloud services customers, IBM said Wednesday.

Dennis Quan, vice president for cloud services at IBM, said the company aims for the cloud offerings to help organizations achieve their goals.

IBM will begin offering the social learning platform under the smarter workforce portfolio in December for retail, energy and utilities, government, healthcare and automotive clients to share information via hybrid cloud-based videos.

The company also introduced the cloud-based mobile feedback application for human resources and other company departments to gather employees’ opinions in order to make decisions on worker productivity, retention and engagement.

Customers can also use IBM’s updated DemandTec merchandising cloud service to generate profit without changing the prices and the company's cloud technologies to engage with customers.

IBM will start to deploy the PureApplication system for centralizing hardware and software installation on SoftLayer.

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