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IBM throws $1.2 billion at its global data centre network

Sam Shead | Jan. 20, 2014
Investemnt follows last week's pledge to put $1 billion into Big Blue's Watson Group.

"IBM will argue, with some justification, that its overall cloud business has a much broader scope than AWS and that if its other cloud service revenues are taken into account it is much bigger.However, that is almost irrelevant in terms of competition with AWS. AWS is not active in those other cloud service areas for good reasons. IBM may choose to be active in a broad range of IT service areas but AWS is focusing on those where it can be a dominant player."

Last week, IBM announced that it was investing $1 billion into the new Watson Group, which includes a new Watson headquarters in New York City's "Silicon Alley" and $100 million to support start-ups that are building cognitive apps through the Watson Developers Cloud.

 

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