Mumbai, Oct 17 (UNI) International Business Machine (IBM), a leading Information Technology (IT) solutions player, today announced the launch of its Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) operations in Nashik as part of its regional expansion strategy in the country.
The expansion will enable IBM to provide better support to SME clients in and around Nashik and will help customers leverage IT for business growth.
IBM India and South Asia (Global Mid-Market Business) Vice President Chetan Naik said, ''We believe in a simplified solutions perspective. We wanted to make buying for Mid-Market businesses simpler by making our offerings easily available to our customers.'' ''We have varied offerings for the SME market to help our customers compete more effectively, and realize greater business success. SMEs are growth engines of the Indian economy, and we are committed to providing them with access to the right information, tools and technologies that helps them succeed,'' Mr Naik added.
Last year, the Company had announced a plan to extend its presence to 14 cities outside the key metros, and so far IBM has launched operations in Nagpur, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Goa, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Lucknow and Vizag. IBM will now expand operations to four additional cities including Surat, Bhubaneswar, Madurai and Ludhiana in the coming months, Mr Naik informed.
In addition, IBM has developed products and services specifically priced and designed for the SME marketplace under the brand name 'IBM Express Portfolio', comprising hardware, software, services, solutions and financing and is designed to meet specific criteria for SMEs.