Telecom Lead America: IBM
has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Business Consulting
Services 2012 Vendor Analysis report. IBM is the only vendor named as a leader
in both the data center transformation and enterprise architecture consulting
IBM is seen as the most capable of all firms at applying
proven methodologies/tools and at delivering innovation in the project. IBM is
also seen as the most capable of all firms at integrating its project team with
the client’s and at helping clients drive innovation, IDC said.
“These evaluations reflect the value IBM provides
clients at the intersection of business strategy and IT consulting,” said Marc
Chapman, IBM Global Business Services Managing Partner, Strategy &
“Especially as we watch trends like big data and social
media transform the nature of every CXO profession, this ability to understand
what the most advanced technologies are making possible has never been more
important to our clients,” Chapman added.
IBM’s prowess in Data Center Transformation and Enterprise
Architecture Consulting were also highlighted in IDC MarketScape assessments
which named IBM a leader in both categories.
“IBM is seen as strong in providing functional
technical and industry insights, and complements its Data Center Transformation
consulting services with a strong suite of infrastructure consulting offerings,
and is also seen as strong at delivering innovation to clients,” IDC
IBM provides Data Center Transformation consulting services
across 18 vertical industries using a global delivery model.
The report calls out IBM’s innovation, breadth of skills,
and methods and tools as strengths in these areas. IBM’s Enterprise
Architecture consulting services are handled primarily by the Technology
Strategy, Business Analytics and Optimization, and Application Innovation
Services groups within IBM Global Business Services.
“Our assessment indicated that IBM is seen as among the
most capable at providing a full spectrum of business consulting services, and
among the most innovative at helping clients create a more effective business
and implementing options for growth,” said Cushing Anderson, author of the
IDC MarketScape Worldwide Business Consulting Services report.