International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Cloud Garage: Why Google Inc (GOOGL) and Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Fail To Facilitate Startups?

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In an article on Wired, Steve Robinson talked about International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s latest step in the Cloud domain. The company has launched a new Bluemix Garage platform, where developers, product managers and Cloud enthusiasts can come to network, discuss and develop Cloud based applications. The garage will be located in San Francisco’s famous place for Startup community: Galvanize. Robinson claimed that International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) was working on this new platform since months. The source mentioned some of the pronounced aspects of the new platform. IBM can get ahead of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) in Cloud domain with this step.

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The remarkable factor about International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s new platform is that it opens Cloud technology for discussion in the startup environment. Galvanize provides an incubation environments for startups. The placement of Cloud garage in Galvanize will let startups’ new programmers to think in a different perspective. Companies like Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) have made Cloud domain apparently look like a difficult land for the startups. Recently. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella said that the entry cost for Cloud domain is in millions. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)  also has scarcely put any venture for startups in the domain of Cloud.

The Cloud garage will give access to state of the art analytics and Cloud tools to developers. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) don’t give any free access tools, but International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has broken the ice. Tools like Watson, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s Cloud tool to analyze large volume of data; Internet of Things; Wearables, the future of technology and many other hardware and software products of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) will be open to access in Bluemix.

To what extend International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) can get out of this new step is yet to be seen. The company is desperately trying new things to get fame, marketing, and above all, revenue.

As of June 30, 2014, Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management owns over 700,000 shares of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). Jeffrey Ubben‘s ValueAct Capital owns over 74  million shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).  Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway hold around 70 million International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) shares.

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