IBM to expand analytic solutions

Aiming at federal and local organisations

August 13, 2009

Aiming at federal and local organisations

IBM today announced the creation of a new practice focused on delivering advanced analytic solutions to public sector clients. IBM will expand its work with federal, state and local government organizations, as well as in fast-growing markets such as healthcare and education.

The IBM Business Analytics and Optimization Services for Public Sector team will include experts with knowledge in areas such as healthcare, transportation, social services, public safety, regulatory systems, customs and border management, defense, logistics, cyber-security and education.

“The ability to use more sophisticated approaches in analyzing information, extracting insights, and optimizing that information can help public sector organizations make more informed decisions, better manage their resources, and achieve greater accountability,” said Charles Prow, Managing Partner of Global Business Services for IBM Public Sector. “IBM sees an enormous opportunity to help our clients improve program delivery by gaining access into real-time information that will aid decision making and ultimately improve their efforts to serve citizens.”

IBM is working with governments to create real-time dashboards that monitor and track stimulus spending in order to meet federally mandated guidelines. For example, the State of Arkansas is using IBM technology and services to monitor and manage the use of economic recovery grants for improving education programs.

Other focus areas for IBM will include public safety. The company is working with the New York City Police and Fire Departments to better assess, predict and prevent crime and fire incidents.

To deliver these services IBM is collaborating with clients via a new network of Analytics Solutions Centers around the world. Centers in Berlin, Beijing and Tokyo have opened, and additional locations will be launched in London, New York City and Washington, D.C. later this year.