In the recently published Forrester WaveTM: Business Intelligence Services Providers, Q4 2012, Forrester placed IBM in the Leaders segment of the Wave both for strategy and for technology expertise.
As you can see from the graphics below, IBM is nearly off the chart!
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"IBM has one of the largest BI practices globally, with capabilities in a broad range of industries, technologies, and geographies. IBM has skills in core BI areas...and has pioneered some of the most innovative research offerings in the market today, such as the famous Watson, a cognitive computing system now being used in fields like healthcare and financial services and extends traditional technologies like big data, analytics, and cloud."
— Forrester Wave report