IBM Inks Deals With Apple, VMware, GitHub, Bitly And More As It Doubles Down On The Cloud

While a large part of the mobile industry swirls around the streets of Barcelona, IBM is playing host at its own big InterConnect event in Las Vegas, where it unveiled a rush of deals that underscore another major aspect of the growth of mobile: the rise of cloud services. Today, IBM unveiled deeper partnerships with Apple, VMware, GitHub, Bitly and Siemens.

Separately, IBM also made some major cloud announcements of its own covering software, Watson APIs and app development by way of a new platform, Bluemix OpenWhisk, as Big Blue continues to reach for new-wave revenues to offset declines in its legacy business.

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