IBM, Microsoft, and Intel are teaming up on IT services for use by customers, Microsoft said Tuesday.
The companies announced plans to collaborate in areas including cloud computing, mobile devices, and the internet of things, and to create a “Microsoft cloud” for the healthcare industry, according to a statement from IBM.IBM will develop a cloud-based system for use in the healthcare sector, and will work closely with Microsoft to build the platform, the company said.
Microsoft and IBM previously worked on healthcare software, such as HealthCare for Business.IBMS will also use the platform to build out enterprise solutions, including IT solutions for healthcare, security, analytics, financial services, and health care technology, according the statement.
The announcement comes a few weeks after the companies said they had struck a deal for a merger.
The merger would create the world’s largest software and hardware maker.IBMs announcement comes just days after IBM agreed to pay $6 billion to buy Microsoft Corp. for $7.6 billion in cash and stock.