In IBM's view, today's networked economy has created a global business landscape and a mandate for business change. Integrated global economies have opened markets of new opportunity and new sources of skills. The Internet has enabled communication and collaboration across the world and brought with it a new computing model premised on continuous global connection. In that landscape, companies can distribute work and technology anywhere in the world.
Given these opportunities, IBM is working with its clients to develop new business designs and technical architectures that allow their businesses the flexibility required to compete in this new landscape. The business is also adjusting its footprint toward emerging geographies, tapping their double-digit growth, providing the technology infrastructure they need, and taking advantage of the talent pools they provide to better service the company’s clients.
Products: IBM's clients include many different kinds of enterprises, from sole proprietorships to the world's largest organizations, governments and companies representing every major industry and endeavor.
The majority of the company's enterprise business, which excludes the company's original equipment manufacturer (OEM) technology business, occurs in industries that are broadly grouped into six sectors:
Financial Services: Banking, Financial Markets, Insurance Public: Education, Government, Healthcare,
Life Sciences Industrial: Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Chemical and Petroleum, Electronics
Distribution: Consumer Products, Retail, Travel, Transportation
Communications: Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment
Energy and Utilities: Small and Medium
Business: Mainly companies with less than 1,000 employees
Learn More About IBM's Smarter Planet Initiatives at: http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/