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.
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Overview of 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.
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.
Key Facts about IBM
• Net 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
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IBM products and product families
• Application infrastructure
Cloud platform and application
Software change and configuration management
Other asset management
Performance measurement and management
Infrastructure service automation
Supply chain management
Product line engineering
Real-time, embedded systems and software development
Data security and privacy
• Information integration and federation
Big data analytics
Master data management
• Operating systems
• Storage management
Unified communications middleware
• Web experience
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.