Bombardier picks IBM Services, Cloud to accelerate IT business transformation

Bombardier (TSE: BBD.B) is extending its long-term partnership with IBM (NYSE: IBM) through a new six-year deal valued at approximately USD 700 million, which includes IBM Services and IBM Cloud management of Bombardier´s worldwide IT infrastructure and operations, the company said.

The services management agreement spans 47 countries and represents one of IBM´s largest cloud partnerships in Canada.

IBM is the enterprise leader in cloud computing by revenue, working to help its clients gain competitive advantage from their data. IBM Watson, which is available only on the IBM Cloud, provides enterprise-grade machine learning, artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies to better support agile decision-making for enterprise clients who need to quickly glean insights from their data — 80 per cent of which is not accessible through search.

Bombardier is the world´s manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. .

IBM Global Technology Services offers end-to-end IT consulting and business services supported by an unparalleled global delivery network that is transforming its business to lead in an era of Cognitive and Cloud.