(CloudComputing) IBM’s new CEO Arvind Krishna wrote a letter to all employees his first day in charge on April 6. The IBM chief executive noted that an ‘essential, ubiquitous hybrid cloud platform’ was key to making the company ‘the most trusted technology partner of the 21st century.’
Krishna also cited IBM’s leading capabilities in research; in what he called the ‘tectonic forces shaping the future of technology’ – cloud, AI, blockchain and quantum – IBM was ‘leading on all fronts.’
In terms of the company’s touted leadership, many of its efforts in emerging technologies are encouraging. A recent report by Everest Group placed IBM at the top of the pile for managed blockchain services and, while Google may steal more headlines, IBM also has a very strong research base in quantum computing.
For now, the focus is naturally around navigating the Covid-19 pandemic, as Krishna concluded his letter. “Today, we are financially strong, and we have a loyal client base,” he wrote. “When this crisis ends, I’m confident that IBM will emerge strong and we will be focused on growth.”
“Few companies have the trust, credibility and cumulative wisdom to change the fabric of society through technology the way that IBM can.”
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