IBM just launched a new 2000-employee consulting business to dominate big data

IBMIBM CEO Ginni Rometty   Although there have been rumors all year that IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is undertaking a major re-org of the company, she’s actually dolling out big changes in smaller bits and drabs. For instance, on Tuesday, at the Gartner Symposium tech conference in Orlando, she announced the new IBM Cognitive Business Solutions consulting business unit, which will report to Stephen Pratt. Pratt joined IBM last summer from Infosys (where he was, reportedly, at one point, the highest paid top-level executive for the Indian outsourcer, according to the Indian news site Economic Times.) This new unit is, for the most part, a blending of two older IBM organizations, the successor to the “e-Business” and “Smarter Planet” units, the company tells us. Predictions and personalization However, at its heart is a new 2,000-person consulting…


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