IBM CEO and founder Jim Anderson said on Monday that the company would focus on its core business of data center services, as well as its cloud-based business.
« The challenge for us, as we’ve been focusing on the data center, is to keep delivering the best value for the customers, » Anderson said during an interview with The Associated Press.
« We will continue to build out the business with the highest-performing teams, but we’re also going to continue to keep investing in infrastructure, in data center capabilities, and the ability to scale the business. »
Anderson made the comments during an investor conference call, where he also spoke about the need for more data centers, the value of data centers to the company, and how IBM plans to integrate its new cloud-to-data center capabilities.
In the past year, IBM has announced plans to build at least five data centers across the United States and Canada, and it is building a new data center in New Jersey to support its cloud operations.
The company is also planning to build a new Data Center in Texas and another in Arizona.