IBM IBM chief: IBM ‘will get the job done’ in the digital economy
Posted On August 7, 2021
IBM’s CEO said Friday that he is confident the company can compete in the future as it tries to find ways to better serve its customers and meet their needs.
In a speech at the IBM Global Technical Services Conference, Doug Massey said IBM has already built a “very strong” digital infrastructure, including an IBM cloud that it hopes will allow the company to serve its own customers better.”IBM is at the forefront of the digital transformation, and our customers will continue to use our cloud, and we will continue working with them on the best ways to connect, and share data and collaborate across the Internet,” Massey told reporters.
“But the most important thing is to build the right business and the right technology that can meet the needs of our customers.
And that’s where we’re headed.”
Massey made his comments during a question-and-answer session with a crowd of hundreds of tech workers at the company’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
The IBM CEO is not in the audience, but a reporter for the WSJ was able to track down a video of the event on Facebook.
Massey was asked by the reporter if IBM will be able to compete with Amazon in the near future, and he answered in the affirmative.
“Yes, we will,” he said.
“IBM will get the role done.”
In March, IBM announced it was buying cloud-based software company Oracle for $23 billion, the largest acquisition in the company, and the company said that it is now using Amazon Web Services to handle its cloud-computing infrastructure.
IBM has also been building its own hardware to handle some of the more complex software it needs to offer its customers.IBM has said that its cloud infrastructure, which is housed at its global headquarters in Mountain View, California, will continue being managed by its IBM Cloud Platform Group, which Massey described as the “digital arm of the IBM Cloud,” as well as by a separate company.
The cloud-management division of the company is led by the CEO of Oracle, Safra Catz.IBP said it will continue its partnership with the government to support the digital infrastructure of government agencies in the U.S., including the Department of Homeland Security.IBD said in a statement that IBM’s cloud-services division has “made significant progress” in its efforts to improve customer experience and reduce administrative overhead, and that IBM is “committed to building on the legacy IBM infrastructure.”
The company said it would invest $3 billion in new cloud infrastructure for government agencies, including “more than $1 billion in a new IBM-built cloud in Hawaii.”