IBM has moved, in the past few years, beyond its more traditional hardware and service offerings and has branched out into a number of different areas. It acquired The Weather Company to fuel its Watson big data platform with screeds of data, it acquired SoftLayer to deliver a meaningful public cloud platform and it even decided that video was in its future and acquired Ustream and Clearleap as the launching pad for a new cloud video unit.

Only a few months have passed since those acquisitions and the announcement of the new unit, and so it seems a little early to expect results yet. But after spending some time talking with Braxton Jarratt, head of IBM’s video unit, at the IBM Connections Conference in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, and tying in with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show occurring this week in Vegas, it seems timely to check in with IBM and see how the cloud unit is doing at the box office.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.