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- Who is the player?
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is a technology and IT service company, whose core expertise revolves around AI platforms (Watson), blockchain solutions and Quantum computing. IBM has a global presence, operating in more than 175 countries with a broad-based geographic distribution of revenue. [...]
- What are the player's strategies?
New technologies are transforming the way companies operate and do business. In response to the growing adoption of AI-based analytics and cognitive solutions as well as other digital technologies designed to enhance business productivity, IBM is seeking to build capabilities in these areas as well as emerging ones (e.g. AR/VR, holographic solutions), and to deliver value-added offerings tailored for different industry needs. […]
- What are the player's strengths and weaknesses?
Strong R&D capabilities: world leader in patents earned in the US for a 25th consecutive year - IBM allocates, on average, 7% of revenue to R&D […]
IBM has channelled investments in technologies such as cloud, blockchain, security, etc. (dubbed “Strategic Imperatives”). However, in these areas, rivalry is intense: established competitors as well as tech start-ups are developing products and services similar to those of IBM […]
- 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.