IBM… Business Plan and Strategy/Product Updates
For the past 13 years IBM has gathered together leading software industry analysts at an annual conference that has become known as “Analyst Insights.” At this meeting (sponsored by IBM’s Software Group – or SWG), IBM shares its business directions, strategies and product progress and plans. This report provides my analysis of this year’s Analyst Insights 2014 meeting.
Mills on the business climate
Analyst Insights is usually opened by Steve Mills, IBM’s SVP and group executive – Software & Systems – and this year was no exception. During his career, Steve has played an extremely important role in the growth of IBM’s Software group – and is now in charge of IBM’s SWG and Systems and Technology Group (STG which includes mainframes, Power Systems and Storage). All told, Mills oversees products that contributed about $44 billion in revenue to IBM in 2013.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.