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Aug 2017 - Market Note - Doc # US42970217

IBM z14 Servers: IBM Targets Customers' Pain Points

By: Susan G. MiddletonResearch Director, Technology Financing Strategies

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This IDC Market Note reviews IBM's announcement of the new z14 series. On July 17, IBM introduced its latest generation of the z series. IBM has reenergized the platform by integrating pervasive encryption into the system and improving software pricing.

"As the industry transforms from a 3rd Platform focus to digital transformation, IBM's investment in these new areas will help it mitigate future customer erosion and maybe attract new customer types to the z platform." — Susan G. Middleton, research director, IDC's Technology Financing Strategies


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