09 Dec 2013
IBM and Business Partner Bechtle Providing 6,100 System x And Flex Systems Servers To European Union Organizations
Armonk, N.Y. - 9 Dec 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Business Partner Bechtle AG have won a $115-million contract with the European Commission for System x and Flex Systems servers and services, the largest server contract ever awarded by the EC.
06 Dec 2013
IBM, Dexia and Several Major Financial Institutions across Europe agree to a 1.3 Billion US Dollar Sourcing Deal for IBM to Build and Manage their IT
Brussels – 6 December 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM (US)) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Dexia (Euronext: DEXB) and several major financial institutions* in Europe to build and manage their IT infrastructure previously managed by Associated Dexia Technology Services (ADTS). As a result of this agreement, IBM takes a controlling share in ADTS establishing an IBM company, renamed as Innovative Solutions for Finance (ISFF), with signed sourcing contracts for a total value of 1.3 billion US Dollars over seven years. With this agreement, IBM will implement a cloud infrastructure to expand ISFF services into new markets and optimize the efficiency of its existing information technology management.
07 Oct 2013
Customers become the “new” business advisors to the C-suite; 90 percent of senior leaders expect extensive collaboration with customers within the next five years Armonk, N.Y. - 7 Oct 2013: Despite expressing an unprecedented commitment to direct customer influence on their business decisions and operations, one-third of CEOs worry that the rest of the C-suite is out of touch with customers, according to a new IBM (NYSE: IBM) study. The study, entitled “The Customer-activated Enterprise,” is based on findings from face-to-face conversations with more than 4,000 CEOs, CMOs, CFOs, CIOs and other C-suite leaders from 70 countries and 20 industries worldwide. The study, conducted by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, reveals 60 percent of CEOs plan to directly engage their customers and proactively apply what they learn to set their business agendas in the next three to five years -- up from 43 percent of CEO’s who now include customers in the development of business strategies.