IBM Cited as a Leader in Business Consulting Services Worldwide

       IBM Cited as a Leader in Business Consulting Services Worldwide

Ranked Most Capable in Driving Innovation; Clients rate IBM Global Business
Services as Most Capable at Delivering Value-Creating Innovation with Business
Consulting Services

PR Newswire

ARMONK, N.Y., May 17, 2013

ARMONK, N.Y., May 17,2013 /PRNewswire/ --IBM(NYSE: IBM) today announced
that IT analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) named IBM Global
Business Services as a leader in the IDC Marketscape: Worldwide Business
Consulting Services 2013 Vendor Analysis.


Based on an evaluation framework that incorporates interviews with more than
600 business consulting buyers worldwide, IBM was ranked the most capable
among all providers in driving innovation in a world being transformed by
data. These clients viewed IBM as the most capable at helping them transform
their businesses, expand into new markets or geographies, manage risk and
improve efficiency. They also cited IBM as an outperformer in key operational
criteria, such as integrating with clients' teams and providing functional,
technical, and industry insights.

"IBM is actively helping organizations rethink their business models and
reinvent how they engage their customers for competitive advantage and
growth," says Sarah Diamond, IBM General Manager, Consulting Services. "This
report validates IBM's leadership in helping clients to create new models of
front end engagement, and integrating enterprise data and processes to convert
insight into competitive advantage in a digital world."

"IBM's ability to help clients with the front office agenda is supported by a
comprehensive set of services and solutions, coupled with a deep
industry-specific expertise. At the forefront of IBM's capabilities is its
global Strategy and Transformation practice, which has dedicated consulting
teams for 'front-office digitization' and the 'globally integrated
enterprise,'" explained Cushing Anderson, IDC Research VP.

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