IBM has opened a new branch office in Indore, Madhya Pradesh in central India as part of the company’s initiative to increase its presence in key growth markets.
IBM now has 15 branches in the country and plans to establish footing in more than 40 Indian cities by 2013.
This branch will strengthen IBM’s ability to deliver more advanced solutions such as information management, security and networking, cloud computing, business analytics, strategic outsourcing and hosting services, according to the company.
Opening the new branch is part of IBM’s ongoing investment in India, focusing on smaller cities across the country in order to meet needs of clients and partners.
“IBM is a partner to innovative and high-growth companies across India,” said Nipun Mehrotra, vice president of general business and geographic expansion, IBM India/South Asia. “By strengthening our presence in the Madhya Pradesh region we are able to offer the most advanced technologies and solutions to our local partners and clients, helping them to do things smarter and break away from the rest of the pack.”
IBM says it is already engaged with clients and partners in multiple industries in this area, some of which include food manufacturers Sonic Biochem and Everfresh Bakeries as well as textile manufacturing company Pratibha Syntex.
IBM is partnering with Sonic Biochem Extractions in a 10 year outsourcing contract where IBM will host and manage Sonic Biochem’s IT infrastructure including storage, servers, network equipment and security solutions.