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Bank of America IT Chief Claims HP, IBM And Oracle Not Agile Enough For Cloud

A representative of Bank of America Merrill Lynch has named a few big enterprises as not agile enough in the sector of cloud computing.

According to UK-based tech website Computing (opens in new tab), a principal IT architect of Bank of America Merrill Lynch alleged that huge enterprises such as International Business Machines (IBM), Oracle, and Hewlett and Packard Co. have been disappointing in offering services to its customers for cloud computing.

"We have found that if you go to HP, IBM or Oracle for cloud solutions, they will send you several consultants but they don't actually have the tool sets themselves.” stated Rupert Brown while addressing The 451 Group's Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit in London.

Brown, who made the comment in response to a query asked by another panellist in the summit about what he thinks about the current scenario of cloud computing for organisations like banks, said that such companies are not flexible enough to offer such services directly instead of offering services of a small vendor.

Interestingly, Brown was quick enough to mention that lack of flexibility is not the primary concern, however, decline in innovation is. He accused all three companies of reselling services, rather than developing them in-house.

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