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IBM named a leader in data center outsourcing

IBM has come out on top in the July 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services report.

The IT solutions company points to its continued leadership in a rapidly changing environment as to why they've seen such results.

IBM also says its recent shift from a Systems Integrator to a Services Integrator is the future of services across the industry.

“The integrated and unified management of services and underlying IT infrastructure provides support for clients' wide-ranging hybrid cloud needs,” says a company statement.

“Hybrid cloud, cognitive computing, and other data and analytics offerings continue to deliver differentiation and growth for companies of all sizes and industries.

The company believes that greater IT efficiency saves clients and customers time and money, and also allows for smarter distribution of resources to conduct business.

IBM also states that these services offerings make it easier for clients to tap into the wealth of available data for new insights – enabling them to do business like never before.

Philip Guido, general manager of IBM North America, says that IBM believes its recognition in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services report is proof of the scope of their services

The investments we have made in cloud, cognitive, and other areas are propelling our shift from a systems integrator to a services integrator, and redefining the role and capacity of IT services to help organizations accelerate into the future."

The company currently operates over 300 global delivery data centers and 46 IBM Cloud Data Centers across 68 countries.

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