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The Deloitte & IBM Alliance in action

Read 18 real-world stories of how the Deloitte and IBM Alliance helped global companies design, develop and implement analytics solutions.


Bridging the gap between sales strategy and business performance: Deloitte and IBM Cognos ICM

Today’s leaders are looking to business analytics to tap sales-related data and gain insights that will help them improve business performance. Click here to see how Deloitte and IBM are transforming businesses by bridging the gap between sales strategy and business performance.


Deloitte and IBM alliance

Smarter teaming puts technology to work

Our alliance combines IBM's leading technologies with Deloitte's industry, business and technical knowledge to help global enterprises solve tough business issues. For more than 15 years, our smarter teaming approach has generated even more value for our clients.

Aim Higher. Team Smarter. The IBM Deloitte Alliance.

Why choose the Deloitte and IBM alliance

The IBM and Deloitte relationship has thrived for more than 15 years. IBM recognizes Deloitte as a Premier Business Partner that delivers significant value to our clients through innovative solutions. In one of our newest ventures, Deloitte has joined IBM in investing time, money and people toward applying Watson’s cognitive technologies to solve business problems.

Our relationship also creates mutual benefits for our organizations and our joint clients. We serve IBM in 45 countries, making IBM is one of Deloitte's largest Technology, Media and Telecommunication industry clients. In return, we serve IBM as their global systems integrator.

IBM’s recent acquisitions help them to provide even richer software capabilities in advanced analytics, cloud, cyber security and more. In many cases, IBM has acquired companies where Deloitte already has deep relationships, creating even stronger opportunities to team. Similarly, Deloitte as strategically focused acquisitions in areas including analytics, financial advisory, legal, strategy, digital and customer, as well as specific industry segments and geographies.

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Deloitte and IBM - Smarter teaming for clients

​How we can help

Deloitte and IBM work together to help organizations around the globe reduce costs, improve productivity, and develop innovative solutions by leveraging technology, people, and processes.

When you work with us, your organization gains: 

  • A dedicated alliance team that efficiently develops and delivers solutions that work
  • Access to IBM specialists with deep knowledge of IBM hardware, software, and services
  • Lower development costs and faster implementation
  • Access to IBM product education and training support
  • Pre-built solutions to accelerate projects and reduce cost and risk
  • Deloitte’s IBM Center of Excellence that creates innovative solutions, tools, and accelerators to address complex business problems and smooth implementation

Deloitte and IBM service platforms

Deloitte and IBM work together to develop technology solutions—called “platforms”—that are focused on solving specific business problems. Platforms typically involve multiple elements—technology solutions, professional capabilities, joint projects, and other strategic initiatives. Some platforms are mature, having served the test of time, while others are emerging, offering opportunities for new ways to serve our joint clients. Our existing alliance platforms include:


  • Analytics
  • Commerce
  • Systems Integration
  • Government
  • Watson
  • Cyber Risk Services
  • Enterprise and Real Estate Asset Management
  • Risk Analytics

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Bob Dalton

Strategic relationship management

Principal | Deloitte US

Craig Mallow

Global Alliance Leader for IBM