Major changes in the way businesses operate today require the adoption of new approaches to IT. In most cases, companies that want to remain competitive must deploy and leverage hybrid cloud environments, increase their analytics capabilities, extend services to mobile workers and customers, make more efficient use of social media and collaboration tools, and provide end-to-end security across the entire organization.
To meet these challenges, businesses are embracing "software defined" environments, which enable unparalleled flexibility and ease of management. Setting these up, however, requires a level of expertise not found in most companies. This white paper explores the need for accelerated business operations and the ways that IBM services deliver effective solutions.