IBM opens three new offices in India

IBM announced the opening of three regional offices in
India as part of the company’s on-going geographic expansion in the country.

The new offices in Dehradun (North India), Guwahati
(Eastern India) and Raipur (Central India) provide IBM with a footprint of 18
branch offices across India to date.

IBM is focused on increasing its presence in smaller,
developing Indian cities as part of its plan to establish a presence in 40
Indian cities by 2013.

By extending its network of regional branches, IBM is
strengthening its ability to deliver more advanced technologies and services to
its clients across the country. IBM is experiencing demand for information
management, security, cloud computing and business analytics solutions as
businesses and government organizations turn to IT to reduce costs and gain
competitive advantage.

IBM is investing in the education system in these regions
with a number of partnerships and academic initiatives especially to support
the growth of Open Source technologies. For example, IBM is partnering with the
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Guwahati to foster innovation and
promote local technology talent.

We recognise the role of
technology and innovation in driving economic and societal development,” said
Baruah, director, IIT Guwahati, who inaugurated IBM’s Guwahati branch office.

The Indian Institute of
Technology Guwahati is committed to developing a next generation of business
and technology skills which are in line with business requirements. IBM has
been closely working with IIT and other universities across the country to
improve and evolve open standards-based IT skills and we look forward to
increasing our partnership especially in emerging fields such as cloud
computing and business analytics.

Small and medium enterprises have long been the engines
driving economic growth across India and play a key role in regional
development. IBM is committed to the success of this segment and is working its
business partners to provide small and medium enterprises with the tools they
need to compete in a global economy.

These are dynamic times for Indian regional development
and there is tremendous market potential in these cities that we are expanding
into,” said Nipun Mehrotra, vice president, General
Business, Geographic Expansion, IBM India/South Asia.

IBM has a number of clients in Dehradun, Guwahati and
Raipur where it is focused on banking, education,
government, energy, manufacturing, industry and IT sectors. Some of IBM’s
clients in these regions include
Vandana Global and Jindal Steel in
Raipur as well as Kurmanchal Bank and Uttarakhand
Power Corporation
in Dehradun. IBM is working a number of leading
players across the country such as Nawanagar Cooperative Bank, Latur
Cooperative Bank and Karad Cooperative Bank.

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