IBM Global Business Services has been positioned in the leaders quadrant in its “Magic Quadrant for Global Business Intelligence and Performance Management Service Providers, February 2011” for its Business Analytics and Optimisation (BAO) service line by Gartner.
“Analytics and business intelligence are about helping clients build better products and services and helping society solve difficult challenges, ranging from traffic congestion to food traceability to managing financial risk,” said Claas Kuehnemann, Managing Partner for Sub-Saharan Africa, IBM Global Business Services. “IBM’s capabilities in this key area draw on the expertise of the largest mathematics department in global industry, 8,000 consultants dedicated to business analytics and a software business that has invested more than $14 billion in 24 analytics acquisitions during the past five years – all dedicated to helping our clients take action through analytics.”
Gartner’s definition of Business Intelligence, Analytics and Performance Management include “professional services offerings to optimize an enterprise’s processes and integrate related technology applications and platforms, which include application-related work.”
In positioning vendors in its Magic Quadrant, Gartner evaluates completeness of vision and ability to execute.