After more than seven quarters of lackluster results IBM’s performance and prospects are under the market’s microscope. Today the company has become a value stock. How can the company overcome its chronic growth crisis and become relevant in the cloud era? In an open letter to CEO Ginni Rometty and the IBM board, I propose five best practices that the company needs to adopt, following three key principles to guide the management team’s thinking.
Global IT systems companies like IBM and HP play an invaluable role for enterprise and government customers as well as for the whole ecosystem of software and hardware vendors, and systems integrators. This new article describes how the membership of this select group is evolving as a result of the growth of analytics, mobile, cloud, and social.