IBM Quantum offers incremental improvements to commercializing exponential technology

IBM today provided an update on its quantum initiatives: By the numbers, IBM remains well ahead of its peers in the nascent quantum space. The company has over 20 operational systems available via IBM Cloud with more than 180 Fortune 500 companies, universities, laboratories and startups in the IBM Quantum Network. The network members represent […]

Russia-Ukraine war: Is Saudi Arabia’s consideration of the yuan the camel’s nose under the tent of U.S. economic sanctions policy?

Saudi Arabia flirts with China’s currency As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, analysts monitoring the war’s global repercussions have also noted Saudi Arabia intriguingly stating the kingdom would consider accepting yuan payments for oil sold to China. Saudi Arabia may be seriously considering a policy change or merely trying to prod the U.S. into […]

Russia-Ukraine War: 3 factors critical to IT services vendors and consultancies  

Expecting little change but some opportunities in the near term In the near term, ceased or slowed operations in Russia and Belarus will not significantly affect the revenues or strategic directions of most IT services vendors and management consultancies. Firms will stay clear of Russia, understanding any lost revenues will be well worth forgoing to […]

Inflation, cybersecurity and taxes: PwC’s update from Dubai

What happens in Dubai … well, happens everywhere On March 1, PwC Dubai hosted a LinkedIn webcast, “Transforming Our Region,” featuring commentary by Stephen Anderson, PwC Middle East markets leader; Richard Boxshall, PwC chief economist for the region; and Hanan Abboud, a partner in PwC’s International Tax & M&A practice. This latest episode of the […]

Capgemini aims for growth in digital marketing services

Building regional capabilities through acquisitions to disrupt the APAC market In TBR’s most recent Digital Transformation: Digital Marketing Services Benchmark, my colleague Boz Hristov examined trends across different regions and wrote, “While regional nuances … compel vendors to build local resources to ensure they can tailor culturally aligned campaigns, the evolving nature of the DMS […]

Introducing XaaS Pricing — and 10 reasons why you should care

What is XaaS Pricing? XaaS Pricing was launched in 2021 as the industry’s first and only market research and data platform vendor solely focused on B2B Anything a Service (XaaS) pricing. Founded on over a decade of experience delivering best-in-class, tailored, competitive price benchmarking research, XaaS Pricing arms vendors, including existing TBR clients, with actionable […]