IBM launches simple computing device for SMBs

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Bangalore, Nov 18(UNI) Global IT major IBM today announced the availability of 'IBM Smart Business', a breakthrough for small and medium businesses to acquire, use and manage technology that is radically simple.

In a press release here, Ramesh Narasimhan, Director, General Business, IBM India/South Asia said IBM's ambitious vision for small and medium businesses, chalked out a clear leadership strategy that embraces new technologies, open standards and Web 2.0 capabilities.

''We will deliver the industry's most desirable IT experience for small and medium business,'' he said adding IBM had focused the initial launch of Smart Business on the healthcare and manufacturing industries ripe for technology solutions to solve significant business challenges.

Two years ago as part of IBM ''Innovation Jam,'' an online brainstorm was held in which more than 1,50,000 people from over 100 countries had participated and discussed the ways by which technology could enable advancements in everyday life. In this online prgramme it was identified that there was tremendous need to make the IT less complex for small and medium businesses.

Hence, IBM had introduced the Smart Business to get its first market test in the entrepreneurial Indian marketplace which boasts more than 35 million small and medium businesses, the release added.

With the introduction of Smart Business, IBM aimed to fuel the growth of these businesses by delivering ready-to-use IT that is easy to implement, operate and grow, the release said.

IBM Smart Business would be available in India from November 21, the release added.

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