Business Strategy consulting

Leverage core competencies to formulate innovative strategies, create new business models and ensure successful transformations for sustainable growth and profitability


Business leaders understand that profit, success and continued growth are all achieved through an intelligent, articulate and well-crafted business strategy.

Markets, competition, industry changes, adapting business models, and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures are just a few factors that your organization must not only keep pace with, but strive to master in order to drive ongoing business success.

IBM's business strategy expertise can help define and understand market drivers, innovative value propositions, risks, technology strategies, globalization, M&A activity and the development of new business models. The business strategy offerings help your enterprise understand and leverage core competencies to drive real value by formulating leading-edge, implementable strategies that result in sustainable growth and profitability.

The business strategy consulting practice can assist in the following areas of your organization:

Business challenges

Business leaders today are addressing many challenges and opportunities in today's growingly digital world, including:


IBM innovation and growth, business strategy consultants are catalysts for transformation, creating strategies and models that drive innovation from strategy through execution. Acting as focal points for this innovation, we leverage IBM's own unique research and vision across the technology horizon to develop new business models that boost sustainable advantage and increase competitiveness. We do this by working collaboratively with you—offering expert analysis, business planning, scenario envisioning, project planning, and business case development—to build solutions to the business problems confronting your organization.

The IBM innovation and growth practice is part of IBM Global Business Services?, one of the world's leading management consulting practices. Working across all major sectors, IBM has inherent business expertise across more than a dozen industries. Our consultants have demonstrated experience creating value for clients, and together with our proven assets, methodologies, partnerships and research capabilities, we act as trusted business advisors to our clients worldwide.

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2015 IBM Global C-suite Study: Redefining Boundaries

  • IBM C-Suite Study 2015

    How 5,247 CxOs are tackling competitive threats: what they think the future holds, how they're identifying new trends and how they plan to prosper in the "age of disruption."

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2013 IBM Global C-suite Study: The Customer-activated Enterprise

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    Across the boardroom, CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, CMOs, CHROs and CSCOs must open up to customer influence, pioneer digital-physical innovation and craft engaging customer experiences.

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  • Anthony Lipp

    Anthony Lipp

    Partner, Business Strategy Leader, IBM Global Business Services

M&A Project Teams: A Better Way to Merge Companies?

Business Strategy Author Richard Parry tells how progressive companies are now using project teams to both originate M&A deals and make them happen successfully.