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- Who is the player?
IBM (International Business Machines) is a US-based multinational technology and business consulting corporation. It was founded in 1896 and changed its name to IBM in 1924. IBM is working to become the leader in delivering cognitive-based IT services for business transformation, differentiating through its AI-powered supercomputer, Watson, and the IBM Cloud, a multi-cloud architecture comprising on–premise, public and private cloud environments. [...]
- What are the player's strategies?
IBM is focusing on AI, IoT and data analytics, backed by security offerings, to deliver “truly cognitive” solutions for businesses. In recent years, IBM has diversified the perimeter of solutions and applications powered by Watson, its cognitive supercomputer. Following the creation of a bespoke Cognitive Business Solutions business unit to oversee company-wide innovation based on Watson and analytics, IBM has launched Cognos Analytics, a fast-growing enterprise BI platform as well as dedicated structures in charge of key industry verticals. […]
- What are the player's strengths and weaknesses?
Strong R&D pipeline: in 2016, IBM was the leading group in terms of number of patents received in the US for the 24th consecutive year […]
Organic decline in Systems revenue (-19.2% yoy) in 2016, with demand decreasing across all business lines
Annual revenue declines in key markets in 2016 […]
- What is the player's financial position?
The financial indicators included in the report include: Consolidated net revenues, Consolidated operating income and margin, Consolidated net profit and margin, R&D spending and ratio, Sales by segment, Sales performance by segment, Sales by region, Sales performance by region, Profitability ratios, Liquidity ratios, Solvency ratios and Free cash flow and capital expenditure.