There's nothing like not knowing what you need to know at the moment you most need to know it.
Such an instance can give you that anti-deja vu feeling, like you've never been here before and that you never knew what suddenly you realized you ought to.
It happens to me all the time.
So today IBM has announced the creation of a new consulting organization completely dedicated to helping you know those sorts of things before you ever really needed to know them.
The IBM Business Analytics and Optimization Service is going to draw on IBM's deep expertise in vertical industries, research, mathematics, and information management to help clients improve the speed and quality of business decisions, while also helping them also understand the consequences and business outcomes of those decisions.
Yeah, I wish we'd had this practice in place before September 15th of last year myself, but better late than never.
Also, worth noting as a milestone, this is the first launch of a new service line by IBM's Global Business Services unit since the 2002 acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting.
This new practice will feature more than 4,000 consultants around the globe, along with 200 mathematicians and advanced analytics experts.
To learn more about the practice, visit www.ibm.com/gbs/analytics.
Now you know.