International Business Machines Corp.(NYSE:IBM) has teamed up with South Korean Security firm SK InfoSec as it continues to ink deals aimed at expanding its footprint in the Asian market.
IBM- SK InfoSec Deal
The two firms have also confirmed plans to cooperate on sales, marketing, and technological support on cloud solutions. The deal marks yet another milestone achievement for IBM, which is aggressively pursuing opportunities for growth in cloud computing. In the recent past, the tech giant has been promoting its analytics solution QRadar as a Software-as-a-Service.
Even though South Korea’s adoption of the cloud is still small, the tech giant believes it can play an important role in its uptick going forward. A steady rise has provided a glimpse of the amount of value up for grabs as the industry continues to grow.
IBM in anticipation of an increase in the number of customers in need of cloud support has continued to bolster QRadar with new features. The product portfolio now includes deployment options such as new cloud, managed security services, as well as software-as–a-service. The tech giant is also working on innovations that it says will help transform customers’ security operations.
Focus On South Korea
The latest push in South Korea builds on the IBM plan of bringing cognitive computing into the South Korea banking sector. The tech giant has already collaborated SK Holdings C&C as part of an effort that seeks to bring Watson cognitive technology language services into the banking sector.
The initial plan includes training Watson to understand Korean. IBM and SC Holdings C&C remain confident of having Korean language-based Watson services available early next year. Adoption of Korean will bring the total number of languages that Watson currently supports to eight.
However, the bigger plan is having cognitive solutions embedded in tablet, smartphones, robots and other smart devices.