utions to transform static data into more dynamic information.
Backed by an investment of two billion dollars over three years, the new portfolio would further strengthen IBM’s position as the world’s leading provider of information infrastructure offerings, the company said in a statement.
With the proliferation of mobile Web, the average individual’s “information footprint” — the digitisation of entertainment, health-care, security, social networking, retail preferences — would grow from one terabyte (about 50,000 trees cut and printed) per year to more than 16 terabytes by 2020, IBM said.
“As India goes through a radical shift away from the decades-old client/server model to a radically more efficient Internet-style architecture, we have taken a giant leap to address foreseen customer challenges with the new information infrastructure launch.
“With our future investments and key acquisitions throughout the last 24 months, we have cemented our strategy to provide information on demand,” IBM India/South Asia Director Systems and Technology Group Shashi B Mal said.
There is no bigger opportunity for the company’s clients than to unlock the value they have in their data centres and help them create smart, innovative offerings for their consumer, Mal said.