Posted March 15, 2013 by Karen Kinsey in Technology

IBM researchers not doing “isolated jobs” anymore


Northern, WI 03/15/2013 (avauncer) - Researchers at International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) no-more remain in isolation and are now asked to performs tasks like sales, marketing and services for clients.

One of the world’s leading IT firm is bringing their researchers out in front to do more of a consulting jobs and handling customer’s problems. The researchers, who otherwise work behind-the-scenes, is helping IBM automate tasks.

According to the Company, one out of every four researchers is now being put into these kinds of jobs. IBM’s new lab is sort of combination of consulting with research, where customers can visit; or researchers are asked to go out on client projects for analytical questions study.

The motive behind this change is that IBM is researching a lot on human brain and the ability of computers to mimic the human five senses. So, the Company is trying to bring their researchers in touch with more and more customers so that they can study human mind that would help them to discover human brain and patterns.

IBM also aims to earn $20 billion in sales from business analytics by 2015. The Company employs 8,100 people to solve data-analysis issues.

Shares of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) were down by 0.64% and currently trading at $214.42

Karen Kinsey

Karen Kinsey with a degree in journalism. She ended up going into the education field and has been a teacher for the past six years. Karen Kinsey is a television producer, writer, editor, professor, wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend and longtime, diehard Phillies fan. Karen Kinsey writings have been featured in such mainstream media as The Guardian, USA Today, Global Times, China Daily, Beijing Review, among others.