IBM Acquires Dialexa to Boost its Consulting Division

Dialexa joins the list of companies absorbed by the blue giant, over 25 since April 2020.

Dialexa will join the IBM Consulting division before the start of 2023 to tackle the product engineering services market, which will have an estimated turnover of $700 billion worldwide by 2026, according to IDC.

IBM points out the importance of combining Dialexa’s product engineering with IBM’s hybrid cloud capabilities to help clients turn concepts into differentiated products that accelerate growth. As John Granger, senior vice president, IBM Consulting, explains, “In this digital age, clients are looking for the right mix of high-quality products to generate new revenue streams and enhance their growth.”

Changing the rules of the game

Dialexa, founded in 2010, offers a range of digital engineering services to create end-to-end products that transform companies’ business outcomes. These services cover areas such as strategy, design, build and/or launch and optimisation on cloud platforms such as AWS or Microsoft Azure.

After more than 10 years in operation, Dialexa has gained extensive industry experience that has enabled it to work with major US firms such as Deere & Company, Pizza Hut USA and Toyota Motor North America. Dialexa has a highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary team of 300 product managers, designers, engineers and data scientists.

Scott Harper, CEO and co-founder of Dialexa, said: “Digital product engineering represents the spearhead of competitive advantage. IBM and Dialexa’s shared vision to deliver industry-defining digital products could be a game changer.”

IBM’s acquisitions

Dialexa is the sixth acquisition IBM made in 2022. Since 2020 the company has acquired more than 13 companies for its IBM consulting division, including Neudesic, Sentaca, Nordcloud and Taos. These acquisitions, totalling more than 25 since 2020, reflect IBM’s ongoing drive to increase the company’s AI-focused hybrid cloud skills and capabilities.