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During the recent IBM Think conference in San Francisco, the company outlined its hybrid cloud and ML/AI strategy to customers and analysts.


  • IBM has much to prove as the industry waits to see a significant improvement in topline revenue growth from its multiyear turnaround strategy, which is heavily focused on strategic imperatives.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the opportunities and challenges in a hybrid cloud world.
  • Identifies the steps needed by all service providers to succeed in hybrid cloud.

Key questions answered

  • What are the drivers feeding the growth in hybrid cloud services globally?
  • Which service providers will succeed in a hybrid cloud world?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for IBM

IBM bets big on hybrid cloud

  • The next frontier in outsourcing
  • Watson everywhere will expand IBM's addressable market

Challenges ahead

  • Greatest assets can be a weakness
  • Competition will heat up in a multicloud world


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author