For more than a century IBM has been dedicated to every client's success and to creating innovations that matter for the world. Whether it is helping our clients optimize their IT environments today, prepare for the future, deliver open platforms for the world to access and help solve the most challenging of society's problems, IBM’s focus is on excellence and trust in technology.  IBM leads in innovation and invests extensively in its own talent and R&D, with 9,088 patents granted in 2018. For the past 26 consecutive years, IBM has been the world's number one patent producer. 

 

The analyst community has acknowledged IBM leadership in several critical technology areas such as AI, security, cloud, blockchain and IT servicesSee below for some examples and access to analyst reports: 

 

AI 

Insight engines combine search with AI to deliver actionable insights derived from the full spectrum of content and data sourced within and external to the enterprise. Vendors in this marketplace have mature solutions and represent a cost-effective and systemic approach to improving the development and consumption of knowledge across the enterprise. 

Gartner recognized IBM as a Magic Quadrant leader for insight engines. 

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Security 

As vendors approach data security in a holistic way, improved integrations and a range of granular controls that don't impede employee productivity will dictate which providers will lead the pack. Vendors that can provide data controls to support a Zero Trust approach position themselves to successfully deliver integrated data security to their customers. Forrester research identified IBM as a leader in data security 

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Cloud 

Gartner evaluated 20 vendors in North America for their ability to deliver data center outsourcing and hybrid infrastructure managed services, including cloud migration services. IBM was identified as the Magic Quadrant leader.  

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Blockchain 

GlobalData awards top ratings to IBM for its early investment and breadth of portfolio for supporting highly scalable and distributed blockchain networks. 

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IT services 

Digital strategy addresses enterprise costs—driving efficiency, increasing profitability, and reducing costsand growthincreasing revenue, strengthening cash flow, and building the organization's brand. IDC Marketscape’s vendor assessment positioned IBM as a leader, helping clients reinvent themselves by designing executable business strategies and uses multidisciplinary teams assembled from across IBM, 

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