In the preceding video, Fool.com analyst Lyons George discusses IBM's foray into the cloud services market, having recently announced its intent to sell cloud computing services to mid-sized businesses. With cloud services growing at 15% annually and expected to reach almost $60 billion this year, it's clear why IBM wants in. What's less clear is how the company will fare. This is a market that's already pretty well spoken for, with front-runner Amazon.com holding an estimated 70% market share in cloud services. For the full story on what IBM is getting itself into, be sure to check out the video.

 

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The article IBM Eyes a Huge New Market originally appeared on Fool.com.

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