Company Information
IBM is an American multinational computer, technology, and IT consulting corporation. IBM is the world's fourth largest technology company with the second most valuable global brand. IBM is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software (with a focus on the latter), and offers infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

Product Differentiation
Intelligence is what makes IBM systems smart. IBM's Research and Development labs, comprised of some of the world’s leading minds, are pushing the boundaries of science, technology and business. As the world gets smarter and the need to innovate becomes urgent, IBM’s technologists and scientists are advancing existing IBM products and services, while simultaneously pursuing the future. IBM's technical talent and resources are massive with more than 3,000 scientists and engineers and more than 25,000 technology developers.

IBM invested billions of dollars in R&D and has increased its R&D investment 21% since 2002. As a result of the company's investment in R&D, IBM has earned the most US patents of any company for 17 consecutive years. IBM has one of the most recognized Research labs in the world, with five Nobel Laureates, nine US National Medals of Technology, five US National Medals of Science, six Turing Awards, 10 inductees into the US National Inventors Hall of Fame, and 37 members of the US National Academy of Engineering.

Partnership Advantage
CBTS has achieved IBM's highest partnership level- Premier Business Partner.  As a Premier Business Partner, CBTS demonstrates superior skills and market success. CBTS actively collaborates with IBM to deliver significant client value through innovative solutions, certifications, client references, and customer satisfaction. As an IBM Premier Partner, CBTS has direct access to IBM support and services.

Business Advantage
IBM’s business model is built to support clients succeed in delivering business value by becoming more efficient and competitive, through the use of business insight and information technology solutions. The benefits of working with IBM are numerous. From Marketing, to education, to sales and technical resources, IBM provides the support and infrastructure to create new market opportunities and win new business. IBM systems offer unprecedented power, scalability, and availability while taking up less space and delivering significant reductions in energy usage. IBM runs more remote data centers than anyone in the world and offers leading cloud computing capabilities. With over 175,000 professionals, IBM is the largest service provider in the world, helping its business partners through analytics, making their systems smarter.