Building a smarter business

Three critical imperatives will determine a smarter, more responsive business:

  1. IT will become decentralized, open and secure.
  2. Automation will fuel the future of work.
  3. Winners will scale the value of data with AI.

Our hybrid cloud software helps you achieve these initiatives by being:

  • Built upon an open, modular services architecture for any cloud
  • Designed to protect and extend existing investments
  • Supported by an ecosystem of partners

Our software attributes

Make your business more intelligent, resilient and flexible

Hybrid cloud software

Our hybrid cloud software offerings are uniquely designed to help you modernize, predict, automate and secure your business by unlocking the intelligence of AI and the agility of hybrid cloud.


Accelerate, integrate and manage agile IT landscapes from the data center to the edge. Our hybrid cloud software — delivered using IBM Cloud Pak® solutions running on Red Hat® OpenShift® — provides an integrated solution that allows you to build once and deploy anywhere.


Seamlessly collect, organize and analyze data to infuse AI to shape future outcomes. The AI Ladder™ is our unique methodology used to help accelerate your journey to AI based on the learnings from thousands of IBM Watson® engagements.


Improve productivity with AI workflows that help people learn, detect, decide and act. IBM helps you digitize and automate all types of work faster with a set of software and Watson applications tailored to key industries.


Proactively align, protect and manage threats to your business. IBM can help you quickly integrate your existing security capabilities with our prescriptive approach to drive more security-rich features into the fabric of your business.

Our approach

Your software is only as good as your ability to integrate it across multiple workflows. IBM will work closely with you to weave together every thread of your operations into a tailored, smarter business. Our approach to software is:

  • Build to simplify.
  • Consume anywhere.
  • Modernize with ease.

Featured products

IBM Cloud Pak

Accelerate outcomes by enabling automated, intelligent and secure workflows.

IBM Watson AIOps

Use AI and automation to deliver greater reliability with less risk.

IBM Watson Assistant

Deliver fast, accurate information across any channel at the scale you and your customers need.

IBM Security® Verify Access

Maintain security as you adopt new technologies with risk-based access management.

IBM Sterling™

Act with speed and confidence to mitigate disruptions and build resilient supply chain solutions.

IBM® Maximo®

Deploy trusted, insight-driven solutions across your brand's entire marketing strategy to help drive results.

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Business operations

Build resilient business operations with intelligence, insights and expertise.


Accelerate your journey to cloud and become a digital enterprise.

Supply chain

Act with confidence, mitigate disruptions and build resilient supply chain solutions.

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