IBM opens its 4th Global Delivery Center in Pune

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Pune, May 26 (UNI) IBM (NYSE:IBM) today inaugurated a new Global Delivery Center (GDC) here, the fourth site in the city to provide clients worldwide with business consulting and application services.

Located in Hinjewadi Information Technology Park, the center is spread over 180,000 square feet and will house 2,000 employees approximately, once fully staffed. This IBM Global Business Services (GBS) will expand the scope of business and technology expertise already available to clients through its globally integrated network of delivery centers.

IBM India Global Delivery Vice President and General Manager Rajesh Nambiar said, ''As a globally integrated company, IBM's strategy of doing the right tasks, with right skills, in the right place, leads high-value creation and services delivery. Our new facility in the city will further augment our delivery network worldwide, providing clients in key sectors with differentiated solutions to help them innovate and transform their businesses. Pune has a rich pool of engineering talent and provides a very conducive environment for technology development. This makes a compelling case for locating our new center in Pune.'' Along with the inauguration of the GDC, IBM announced a new global delivery center in Cairo, Egypt. The Cairo GDC will provide clients with consulting and application services, with a focus on embedded systems development, he informed adding that Pune and Cairo sites will be an integrated part of IBM's vast network of business consulting and application services centers, located in eight countries around the world.

These 'centers of excellence' utilise world-class tools and automation technologies from IBM Research and are staffed with skilled professionals who are uniquely equipped to serve client's needs by industry. This globally integrated approach provides the fundamental underpinning for IBM GBS, enabling the company to define the professional services industry with its clients.

Due to the vast presence of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and automotive industry expertise in Pune, the new center serves as a strategic location for IBM's global and local automotive clients.

At the Pune center, IBM offers clients a wide range of services that cover key areas such as product life-cycle management, manufacturing productivity, business consulting, human capital management, financial services, technology services, and solutions for small and mid-size automotive manufacturers, Mr Nambiar added.

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