IBM continues to set benchmarks on how to drive "internal digital adoption " and serve as an Inspiration among the IT and Software services on how to transform internal process and product maturity cycles .
IBM will invest $1 billion to promote Linux development over the next five years as it tries to adapt Power mainframes and servers to handle cloud and big data applications in distributed computing environments. IBM's Power Systems Linux Center in Montpellier, France IBM's Power Systems Linux Center in Montpellier, France The investment, expected to be announced at the LinuxCon conference in New Orleans this week, will fund Linux application development programs for IBM's Power servers and also be used to expand a cloud service where developers can write and test applications
Interestingly as well, Big Blue also made the link between its big data (a petabyte's worth now managed in the cloud) and the cloud. The net result so far: $25 million saved over a five-year period with 70% using the cloud.