The cloud means thinking about a better way to meet customer needs for diverse services while differentiating their brand and driving growth. It also means thinking about providing simple, secure and high-quality user experiences and creating new value with better cost control.
IBM's cloud service management solution enables operators to speed time to market for new services while lowering the cost and business risk. Tim Greisinger, VP for the communications sector at IBM Growth Markets, said this allows them to accelerate the launch of new organic or partner-provided services from six months to six weeks.
He noted that its service provider platform goes beyond providing just the infrastructure, to bring together partners, complementary offerings and expertise to help providers grow cloud services into a profitable new business.
Customers can leverage IBM's partner programs and tap into its network of over eight million developers in 195 countries, 40,000 independent software vendors and 100,000+ application solutions to help providers offer the most compelling and relevant applications and services.
Greisinger said IBM is optimistic about the ability of CSPs to capitalize on cloud computing to drive profitable growth and strategic business expansion. "We have invested to help service providers be successful with cloud services, not just deploy the latest technology."
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