IBM United Kingdom Ltd

IBM Innovation as a Service

A Service to support exploration, piloting and development of new innovations, ideas and concepts. The provision of the platform, process, methods, orchestration and skilled staff to support research, hibernate idea development, business case development, application and service development. Applies agile, lean and other rapid development cycles to accelerate service delivery.


  • Innovation development process, product and environment.
  • Innovation and Research accelerator.
  • Pre-confured Development Environment supporting the trialing of ideas.
  • Fast - applies agile 'show and go' co-creation development cycle.
  • Efficient - applies lean 'value/waste' Thinking to optimise Customer Outcomes
  • Open, accessible and cloud enabled.
  • Applies a consistent and adaptive research and development methods
  • Supports the scaling of ideas from concept to production.
  • Supports a pay as you consume delivery model.
  • Provides access to the breadth of IBM research capabilty.


  • Reduces development, deployment and Time-to-Market timeframes.
  • Accelerates and strengthens the development of business cases.
  • Reduces development and delivery risk through show and go.
  • Supports and encourages supply chain collaboration and project centricity
  • Supports and encourages stakeholder engagement and collaboration.
  • A pay as you consume model.
  • A model which can be rapidly scaled.
  • Speed - a model where IBM provision the development environment.
  • Low Risk a capability which allows organisations to trial quickly.
  • Access to unrivalled IBM SMEs.


£433 per person per day

Service documents

G-Cloud 10


IBM United Kingdom Ltd

Alice Griffin



Planning service Yes
How the planning service works How the planning service works
We offer cloud infrastructure strategy and planning services from IBM Cloud Advisory Services to help you evaluate and prepare for implementing or updating cloud in your environment. IBM consultants use a unique cloud adoption framework and the IBM Cloud Workload Analysis Tool to help you analyze your existing environment and determine the cloud computing model best suited for your business. Our specialists can help you identify the business areas and workloads that, when migrated to a cloud computing model, facilitate reduced costs and improved service delivery in line with your business priorities. We can also help you determine and address cloud’s impact on your IT services, organization and governance for a smoother implementation.
Planning service works with specific services No


Training service provided Yes
How the training service works IBM can offer a full suite of training interventions depending on client needs covering user guides, e-learning, quick reference guides, web seminars or classroom based training. IBM can work independently or to support client resources to deliver the most effective training outcome.
Training is tied to specific services No

Setup and migration

Setup and migration
Setup or migration service available Yes
How the setup or migration service works How the setup or migration service works
Using our leading-edge IBM Cloud Workload Analysis Tool developed by IBM Research, we analyze your workloads based on IT and business-related attributes. After identifying the most appropriate workloads, our specialists work with you to assess your infrastructure readiness. We conduct a gap analysis and summarize the various IT improvements required to implement / migrate to the target cloud delivery model. Also, because implementing cloud can result in many changes to your existing IT department, our interactive engagement can include steps to identify how cloud could impact your IT services, organization and governance. We provide a detailed, actionable roadmap that recommends the changes needed to address gaps and facilitate a smoother transition to a cloud model.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing
Quality assurance and performance testing service Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works Quality assurance is integral to IBM's innovation process deployed in this offering.

Where relevant to the innovation idea performance testing can be built in to the development process.

Security testing

Security testing
Security services Yes
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security risk management
  • Security design
  • Cyber security consultancy
  • Security testing
  • Security incident management
  • Security audit services
  • Other
Other security services
  • Managed Security Services - SOC
  • Cloud Security Services
  • Security Intelligence Services
  • Data and Application Services
  • Identity and Access Management Services
  • Infrastructure & Endpoint Security Services
  • Security e-Learning Services
Certified security testers Yes
Security testing certifications
  • Tigerscheme
  • Cyber Scheme
  • Other
Other security testing certifications Cyber Essentials Plus accredited

Ongoing support

Ongoing support
Ongoing support service Yes
Types of service supported
  • Buyer hosting or software
  • Hosting or software provided by your organisation
  • Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works IBM offer a full range of support services to meet the clients specific needs. All support requirements can be catered for.

Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints No known constraints.

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Yes, at extra cost
Support response times IBM can offer a range of service levels depending on the specific service or system implemented and its criticality.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility None or don’t know
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support No
Support levels Depending on the needs of our clients IBM can offer Level 1, 2 and 3 support. Costs will vary depending on the required Service Levels.


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance Up to Developed Vetting (DV)


Price £433 per person per day
Discount for educational organisations No


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