"IBM is a terrific company with a great future in this area, but the market really needed a company optimized for this kind of work."
IBM might argue that it's already optimized for such work, given the substantial progress it has made building out Watson's AI services.
There are countless professional-services firms optimized for ERP, but enterprise AI projects "don't fit the ERP model," Pratt said. "They're much faster, much less expensive and require much deeper expertise in processes and technology."
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