IBM this week said it was awarded a 10-year, $1 billion contract to provide cloud computing services to the U.S. Department of the Interior. Under the contract the Department of the Interior will use IBM cloud computing technologies, services and hosting as it moves to a cloud architecture.
The IBM products and services on the department's shopping list include the IBM Smart Cloud for Government and Smart Cloud for Enterprise services, running in the IBM Federal Data Center, and the IBM AIX Cloud.
IBM has been struggling lately, mostly because of slowing sales of its server hardware products. This win shows that the company remains a significant force in the IT services arena and is a major player in the industry shift to cloud computing.