IBM sets stage for next era of computing
Dubai, April 11, 2012
IBM has announced a major step forward in a new, simpler era of computing with the introduction of a new category of 'expert integrated systems.'
This new family is the first with built-in expertise based on IBM's decades of experience running IT operations for tens of thousands of clients in 170 countries, said a statement from the company.
IBM’s expert integrated systems family – PureSystems – is the result of $2 billion in R&D and acquisitions over four years, an unprecedented move by the company to integrate all IT elements, both physical and virtual.
With the introduction of the new PureSystems family, IBM said it is unveiling three major advances that point to a new era of computing technology that is designed to allow businesses to slash the high costs and nagging complexity associated with managing information technology.
According to IBM, the built-in ‘expertise’ makes the new family of systems simple to run and manage. Besides, it also gives enterprises the ability to change the economics of IT, the software giant said.
The new systems family offers clients an alternative to today’s enterprise computing model, where multiple and disparate systems require significant resources to set up and maintain, it stated.
The prime challenge facing companies worldwide is the need to spend 70 per cent or more of IT budgets on simple operations and maintenance, leaving little to invest in innovation, it added.-TradeArabia News Service