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Darwin Horan Global Business Services (IBM)2012
GBS primarily provides professional services and application management services. IBM's services in this segment include Consulting and Systems Integration, and Application Management Services. Its application development, management, maintenance and support services are provided for packaged software, as well as custom and legacy applications. The Company delivers to clients, through consulting services, application services, enterprise applications (systems applications and products (SAP) and Oracle) and business analytics and optimization.
IBM's Software segment consists primarily of middleware and operating systems software. Middleware software enables clients to integrate systems, processes and applications across a standard software platform. Its software includes WebSphere Software, Information Management Software, Tivoli Software, Lotus Software, Rational Software, Business Analytics and Operating Systems. Information Management Software solutions include advanced database management, enterprise content management, information integration, data warehousing, business analytics and intelligence, performance management and predictive analytics. Tivoli Software solutions include identity management, data security, storage management, automation and provisioning of the datacenter.
Lotus Software is a communication, messaging and social networking software. Rational Software supports software development for both IT and embedded system solutions with a suite of Application Lifecycle Management products. Rational's technology platform includes Jazz. Business Analytics solutions include Cognos' business intelligence software, which provides tools that range from querying to forecasting, as well as statistical product and service solutions (SPSS) predictive analytics software. IBM's Operating Systems software manages the fundamental processes that make computers run. Clients can also purchase ongoing sub