Supplier profile: IBM

Supplier profile: IBM

In this IBM supplier profile you will find news, tips and research on the vendor.

In this IBM supplier profile you will find a special nine page report from Computer Weekly analysing the challenges facing IBM, along with figures about its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the market and what the future may hold for the supplier.

You will also find up to date news and tips on IBM in addition to further IBM resources and whitepapers from TechTarget’s research library.

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Overview of IBM

IBM A century old in 2011, IBM operates in five segments: Global Technology Services; Global Business Services; Software; Systems and Technology; and Global Financing.

Global Business Services concentrates on consulting, systems integration and application management and support. It is the customer-facing part of IBM, and the engine through which most of its orders are taken.

Global Technology Services focuses on infrastructure services and business process outsourcing, while the Systems and Technology group is responsible for project delivery.

Financing, services and software constitute 90% of the company’s revenue, and it is focusing increasingly on emerging markets, which currently make up a fifth of its revenue.

The company has a five-year plan to push heavily into cloud computing and analytics, and is also heavily invested in its ‘Smart Planet’ initiative, which hopes to leverage the sensor-based Internet of things.

Computer Weekly report: IBM

IBM This special nine-page report from Computer Weekly analyses the challenges facing IBM, its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the IT market and its future strategy. Packed with graphs and diagrams, the report is essential reading for any organisation already working with, or thinking of working with, IBM.

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Key Facts about IBM

IBMNet profit in 2010: $14.8bn
Number of employees: 427,000
Percentage of revenue from growth markets: 21%
Revenue in 2010: $99.9bn
Total assets: $113bn
Earnings per share: $11.52

UK Head Office
IBM United Kingdom Limited
PO Box 41, North Harbour
Hampshire PO6 3AU

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IBM products and product families

• Application infrastructure
Application foundation
Application optimisation
Cloud platform and application

Transaction processing
• Application life-cycle management
Architecture management
Built and deployed management
Quality management
Requirements management

Software change and configuration management
• Asset management
Enterprise asset management

Other asset management
• Business analytics
Analytic applications
Business intelligence
Financial performance and strategy management
Governance risk and compliance

Predictive analytics
• Business planning and alignment

Performance measurement and management
• Business process management
Automation and integrity
Business monitoring
Decision management
Discovery and design

Infrastructure service automation
• Commerce
Decision optimisation
Order management

Supply chain management
• Complex embedded systems

Product line engineering
• Connectivity and Integration
B2B integration
Cloud integration
Integration foundation
Managed file transfer

• Data management
Database administration
Database design and development

Database management
• Data warehousing
Industry models

Warehousing software
• Design and development
Application development
Architecture and design

Real-time, embedded systems and software development
• Enterprise architecture and portfolio

Data security and privacy
• Information integration and federation
Big data analytics
Information integration

Master data management
• Network and service assurance
Network performance management

Operating systems
Linux family
I family of operating systems
z\OS family
z/VM family
z/VSE family

Application and process
Data information
Network server and endpoint
People and identity
Security governance risk management and compliance

Storage management
Archive and retention
Data life cycle
Storage resource management
Unified recovery

Unified communications
Unified communications middleware

Web experience
Customer web experience
Employee web experience

• Disk systems
• Tape systems
• Media
• Storage area networks
• Network attached storage
• Archiving and retention
• Storage software
• Storage solutions
• Tivoli storage management solutions

• Power systems
• System i (iSeries)
• System p (pSeries)
• System z (Mainframe)
• System x (xSeries)
• BladeCenter
• UNIX servers
• Systems software

Business services
• Business analytics and optimisation
• Strategy and transformation
• Functional expertise
• Mid-market expertise

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Key executives at IBM


Virginia M. Rometty
Previously senior vice president and group executive sales, marketing and strategy Rometty was IBM’s global sales leader, accountable for revenue, profit, and client satisfaction in the 170 global markets in which IBM does business. In this role, she was responsible for IBM’s worldwide results, which exceeded $99 billion in 2010. Before this Rometty was senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, where she led the successful integration of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting.

Rodney C. Adkins
• Senior vice president, Systems and Technology Group Adkins is the senior vice president for Systems and Technology Group, which encompasses all aspects of IBM’s semiconductor, server, storage, system software and retail store solutions businesses, with 2010 revenues of more than $18 billion. The company’s integrated supply chain, which includes global manufacturing, procurement and customer fulfilment, also reports to him. Adkins was named to this position in October 2009, after serving as senior vice president, development and manufacturing for the Systems and Technology Group. He sits on the IBM operating team, responsible for day-to-day market execution, and serves on the board of governors for the IBM Academy of Technology.

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