Feb 2019 - Market Note - Doc # US44876819
IBM Think 2019: Focus Shifts from Legacy Toward Cloud-Native, Hybrid, and Multicloud Future
By: Frank GensSenior Vice President & Chief Analyst, Larry CarvalhoResearch Director, Platform as a Service, Ritu JyotiProgram Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Strategies, Al GillenGroup Vice President, Software Development and Open Source, Deepak MohanResearch Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group
This IDC Market Note looks at the IBM Think 2019 event held in San Francisco, February 12–15. The event was a showcase for IBM's emerging hybrid/multicloud strategy, aimed at bringing innovative IBM Cloud technologies like Watson AI services, data/analytics services, IBM Blockchain Platform services, and security services to customers' on-premises and edge locations, as well as to competitors' cloud environments. With customers' cloud environments getting more distributed and multicloud, another strategic focus at Think 2019 was on multicloud management products and services.