IBM Continues SME Expansion in Tier-2 cities

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Banaglore, Oct 23 (UNI) As part of its ongoing expansion strategy to Tier 2 cities throughout the country, IBM India today announced the launch of its SMB operations in Surat.

This expansion would enable IBM to provide better support to SME clients in and around Surat and help IBM's customers leverage IT for business growth. In addition, mid-market businesses would also benefit from the new IBM Express Advantage initiative that provides SMEs with a unified end-to-end approach to help them innovate and expand.

IBM was one of the first companies to have a focus on the SME market starting in the early 1990's. In India, IBM saw the potential for growth in SME market businesses and recognised the need for innovative offerings to give SMEs a competitive edge in a rapidly evolving marketplace, a company release said here today.

Last year, IBM had announced a plan to extend its presence to 14 cities outside of the key metros, and so far the company had launched operations in Bhopal, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Goa, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Nashik and Vizag.

The IT major would expand operations to three additional cities including Bhubaneswar, Madurai and Ludhiana before the year is up.

UNI

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