IBM’s customers will now be able to conduct big data projects in the cloud, thanks to Big Blue adding a new service to their cloud marketplace. IBM’s Navigator Cloud service, built on SoftLayer, will enable analysts to act more collaboratively and efficiently by synchronising content across any desktop, browser and mobile device.
Employees will be able to set up team collaboration areas quickly and easily that are accessible via the mobile and Internet, and options that are customisable to an application can be used by different departments, such as sales, HR and finance.
IBM said in a release: “Because IBM’s service is built on enterprise content management (ECM) capabilities that have been proven in regulated environments, it delivers the ease of use associated with consumer oriented content management and file sharing applications without sacrificing security.”
IBM says that Navigator on Cloud will be scalable, secure and reliable, and will help businesses make sense of the deluge of data that they face every day from social media and other channels.
Doug Hunt, General Manger of Enterprise Content at IBM, said: “IBM is fulfilling an unmet need in the marketplace by providing a new service that combines enterprise grade security, governance and integration with mobile and web apps that are easy to interact with and use. This new offering surpasses the promises of our competitors, and offers clients a simple and easy experience to learn, try and buy it.”
By Allie Philpin