Bhubaneswar, Dec 5 (UNI) As part of its ongoing expansion plan, IBM India today launched its Small and Medium Business (SMB) operation in Bhubaneswar.
This expansion will enable IBM to provide better support to SME clients in and around Bhubaneswar and help IBM's customers leverage IT for business growth.
In addition, mid-market businesses will also benefit from the new IBM Express Advantage initiative which provides SMEs with a unified end-to-end approach to help them innovate and expand.
Earlier this year, IBM had announced plan to extend its presence to 14 cities outside the key metros, and has successfully launched operations in Bhopal, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Cochin, Goa, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Nashik, Surat, and Vizag.
IBM's SME offerings have already been accepted in various industries in Orissa including state government, Steel&Mines and Education sectors.
Some existing customers in the state also included Government of Orissa IT Department-OCAC, Dept of Treasury Orissa, Paradeep Phosphates Ltd, Vedanta Alumina Ltd, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Biju Patnaik University of Technology and Utkal University.
In India IBM has recently introduced the SME Toolkit, a free program that enables entrepreneurs and small businesses to learn how to implement sustainable business.