Why Lab Services for Systems Consulting?

IBM Lab Services Systems Consulting is a team of experienced management consultants that uses a combination of proven expertise, tools and methodologies to develop business-aligned IT strategies and implementation plans to guide clients in transforming their enterprise IT infrastructure.

Our services

Systems Transformation Strategy

We build on the emerging trends of digital transformation to define their industry-specific IT implications and create a compelling case for change for an individual client. This includes understanding the impact of digital transformation on business and IT activities, assessing current state IT capabilities, defining the required future state and creating an executive-level report with recommendations that will better enable IT to support future business expectations.

Cloud Strategy

We help organizations define their enterprise cloud transformation strategies and represent these as multiplatform hybrid cloud architectures, reflecting the optimal delivery model, workload placement and management environment. We offer a flexible and adaptable approach that includes reviewing current IT infrastructure and workloads, assessing cloud readiness across multiple IT domains and designing a detailed roadmap to achieve a future-state hybrid cloud environment.

Cloud Architecture

We use a flexible and adaptable approach to help clients define the technical architecture required to support their private/hybrid cloud objectives, while maximizing the value of their existing IBM hardware investments. We use a hands-on and use-case-based approach to define the target infrastructure environment, the specific technology components to be deployed and the evolutionary steps required to transform the current state to that required in the future.

Cognitive Strategy

We help businesses design an enterprise-wide cognitive strategy, including assessing and improving how business data can be used to the greatest advantage, and making machine learning, deep learning, big data and analytics a catalyst for new business insight, growth and innovation. Our collaborative approach utilizes a next-generation architecture model to design a prioritized transformation roadmap encompassing people, process and technology dimensions.

High Availability

We offer a proven approach to addressing the multiple challenges required to achieve high levels of IT service availability, looking beyond the installation of technology to focus specifically on how it’s implemented and managed. The outcome is a series of wide-ranging recommendations structured in the form of a phased implementation plan. We also offer a more-focused approach concentrating on the high availability of a single hardware platform that presents recommendations in a phased improvement plan addressing people, process and technology.

IT Strategy and Planning

We help clients design strategic plans and implementable architectures that help CIOs succeed in an ever more complex business environment, where digital transformation is increasingly expected. Close collaboration with business and IT leaders drives a detailed understanding of business objectives and their specific IT implications, and enables the creation of a two- to three-year roadmap defining a series of recommended IT improvement initiatives.

Enterprise Architecture

We help design an effective Enterprise Architecture (EA) capability as a planning and coordination function between enterprise strategy and the implementation of specific projects. This can include developing an overall vision for EA, establishing a series of guiding principles or assessing current EA capabilities and recommending areas for improvement.

IT Service Management


We provide a flexible approach aimed at improving all aspects of your IT organization’s day-to-day IT operations that support meeting your service level agreements. The scope may encompass the whole IT service management lifecycle, reflecting a range of leading practices, or may be focused on some critical aspects of IT service management disciplines.