Bangalore, Oct 23 (UNI) As part of its ongoing expansion strategy to tier 2 cities across the country, IBM India today announced the launch of its SME 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 focus on the SMEs 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 market place, a company release said here.
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 Visakhapatnam.
The IT major would expand operations to three additional cities, including Bhubaneswar, Madurai and Ludhiana before this year.