IBM Accelerates the plan for hybrid cloud development and spin-offs from the market-leading unit for managed infrastructure services

prnewswire | October 08, 2020

IBM Accelerates the plan for hybrid cloud development and spin-offs from the market-leading unit for managed infrastructure services
IBM announced today it will accelerate its hybrid cloud growth strategy to drive digital transformations for its clients. Additionally, IBM will separate its Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company ("NewCo"). This creates two industry-leading companies, each with strategic focus and flexibility to drive client and shareholder value.The separation is expected to be achieved as a tax-free spin-off to IBM shareholders, and completed by the end of 2021.

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Faced with resource constraints and ever increasing user demands, today's IT organizations seek to better utilize IT infrastructure and more closely align IT services with business needs. Virtualization has been hailed as a means to accomplish these objectives, and after realizing significant benefits from server virtualization projects, many IT organizations are now expanding their virtualization efforts to address their desktop infrastructures.

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Althea + Hub Advanced Networks Announce Commitment to Puerto Rico 5G Zone Initiative

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Faced with resource constraints and ever increasing user demands, today's IT organizations seek to better utilize IT infrastructure and more closely align IT services with business needs. Virtualization has been hailed as a means to accomplish these objectives, and after realizing significant benefits from server virtualization projects, many IT organizations are now expanding their virtualization efforts to address their desktop infrastructures.