Recently iGrafx announced another new partnership, this time with Gulf Business Machines (GBM), who specializes in deploying and managing IBM’s digital business automation portfolio in the UAE. It’s a perfect partnership, because the most sophisticated business transformation and automation projects require a rock-solid understanding of business processes. But you knew that already.
In my opinion, the global nature of this relationship is the most interesting and exciting piece of the release. It’s nothing particularly new, since the business world has been talking about globalization for centuries (literally), and the international business fabric has become increasingly tightly woven since the dawn of the internet. Here’s how the evolution is typically described:
Speaking about Globalization 4.0, Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, said:
Globalization 4.0 has only just begun, but we are already vastly underprepared for it. Clinging to an outdated mindset and tinkering with our existing processes and institutions will not do. Rather, we need to redesign them from the ground up, so that we can capitalize on the new opportunities that await us, while avoiding the kind of disruptions that we are witnessing today.
The time to get our global process house in order is NOW. We’re glad to be working side by side with GBM, and our entire network of global partners to help make it happen.