| |July 20195VOL 2 · ISSUE 6-1 · JULY 17 - 2019The world continues to get smaller and bumpier. As we make processes easier and seamless, we are getting confined to operating in only a small area. As a result, many companies find themselves functioning in a global environment with an operating model designed for more limited scope. Insulated operations, lack of customer-driven vision and inconsistent communication combine to create inefficiency and greatly inhibit concerted, company-wide and/or ecosystem-wide collaboration. Many companies are finding solutions to these issues by transforming into globally integrated enterprises (GIE). A globally integrated enterprise combines global efficiencies with market responsiveness to address the challenges and opportunities that a global economy brings to an organization and its industry. IBM is bringing together business insight, advanced research and technology to provide them with a distinct advantage in today's rapidly changing global environment. Through an integrated approach to business design and execution, this giant has been helping businesses turn strategies into action. IBM has tasked itself with refocusing its channel strategy to reflect the modern challenges facing IBM business partners. The revised IBM partnership approach also looks to push indirect business activities to outpace its internal business growth. Current, day and age poses a different set of challenges to marketers- too much data to make sense of, skyrocketing customer expectations and a lack of trust in brands. The partner program of IBM will soon find it easier and faster to do business with IBM, including business around software-as-a-service offerings. IBM also revised its rules of engagement and said it would shift more accounts to partner coverage. IBM currently works with about 160,000 partners worldwide. Over the past several years, the company has transformed itself from hardware-focused vendor to embrace software, services and cloud computing. The transition has included a heavy investment in cognitive computing, an area that IBM has urged partners to incorporate into their offerings. With this latest shift in IBM partnership strategy, the company has set its sights on even greater market dominance in a range of technology categories.This edition focuses on those partners that have made tremendous efforts to fix business problems through IBM technology services. We are presenting 10 Most Recommended IBM Solution Providers 2019. I hope these vendors not just transform but catapult your organization with the best of breed IBM solutions. Emmanuel Christi DasEditoremmanuel@cioinsiderindia.comIBM explains how to not just survive, but succeedOffice Editorial queries editor@cioinsiderindia.comAdvertising queriessales@cioinsiderindia.comBangaloreTel 080 46441103 To subscribeVisit www.cioinsiderindia.com/magazine-in or send email to: subscription@cioinsiderindia.comCover price is Rs 150 per issueAshok KumarSales & MarketingAshu Sethi Indranil ChakrabortyGroup Art DirectorMagendran PerumalCirculation ManagerEditorial TeamChitra MishraShiwani PrakashVinisha PaivaAnitha TLakshmi GCIOInsiderNo. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugheshpalya, Bangalore-560017Veena R Piddannavar VimalrajS SivasankarVisualizer PublisherEditorAlok ChaturvediEmmanuel Christi DasPrinted and published by Alok Chaturvedi on Behalf of SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Com-plex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published at No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Copyright © 2019 SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd, All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher.Editorial
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