IBM Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, NA

 IBM Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and
                     Infrastructure Utility Services, NA

IBM is positioned highest in execution and vision by industry analysts as it
accelerates shift from systems to services integrator with hybrid cloud

PR Newswire

ARMONK, N.Y., July 13, 2017

ARMONK, N.Y., July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced
that Gartner, Inc. has positioned IBM as a Leader in the July 2017 Gartner
Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility
Services, North America, for the third consecutive year. This year, IBM was
positioned the highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of
vision.

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IBM believes these results are reflective of the company's continued
leadership in a rapidly changing environment, and believes that one of its
main strengths lies in its ongoing shift from a Systems Integrator to a
Services Integrator. Comprehensive services integration is poised to become
the future of services across the industry, as it gives clients greater
visibility into their entire infrastructure and more flexibility as they
execute on their wider business objectives.

The wealth of available data in the enterprise today is transforming the way
companies analyze it to drive new insights and innovations for their
customers. To that end, IBM is now also leveraging its IBM Watson capabilities
across its services portfolio to optimize operational efficiency, keep systems
secure and available, and automate workflows to save clients valuable time and
money.

"Enterprises are demanding capabilities that support their strategic
imperatives to deliver innovation throughout their organizations," says Philip
Guido, General Manager of IBM Global Technology Services. "We believe this
recognition reaffirms IBM's leadership position and ability to deliver on both
the capabilities needed today and an end-to-end, integrated vision for the
future. The services platform will further enable enterprises to accelerate
their digital transformation, and truly capitalize on the value that data,
automation, and Watson cognitive solutions will deliver for their
organizations."

Today, IBM operates over 300 global delivery data centers across 54 countries
to enable clients with greater flexibility and agility in managing their IT
workloads.

To view the full report, visit http://gtnr.it/2sUwRtx.

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About IBM Global Technology Services
IBM Global Technology Services offers end-to-end IT consulting and business
services supported by an unparalleled global delivery network that is
transforming its business to lead in an era of Cognitive and Cloud. As a cloud
services integrator, GTS is managing the services and underlying
infrastructure in an integrated and unified way. It is modernizing clients' IT
environments to help them meet the increasingly complex customer demands. GTS
provides clients with innovative technology solutions that help them to
improve their business processes and in turn, profitability.

Contact Information
Conor Golden
IBM Media Relations
cgolden@us.ibm.com 
212-671-9422

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