02 Dec '11, 1pm

What's on the Horizon of IBM's 'Smarter Planet'

What's on the Horizon of IBM's 'Smarter Planet'

I spent some of this week at IBM 's annual "Connect" analyst event, a cornerstone for understanding Big Blue's direction from the perspective of its fastest-growing and most profitable division. And the direction is pretty clear: behind-the-scenes product integration is enabling tighter marketing and sales integration across what have been separate brands (Lotus, Tivoli, Cognos, etc) in the software portfolio. Now the emphasis is on capabilities, and on tuning or packaging those capabilities into industry-oriented bundles like "social business" or "smarter commerce." IBM's Smarter Planet initiative is starting to have a positive impact in its software business. For the first couple of years since launch, Smarter Planet was principally a door-opener for IBM's business consulting teams, creating interest among clients in how IBM could help assess and improve business perform...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/12/02/whats-horizon-ibm...

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