Bangalore, Jun 5: IBM today announced the expansion of the IBM Innovation Centre here for start-up companies, software developers, independent software vendors (ISVs), IT professionals, and academics. It would help them grow their IT skills, create new software and hardware applications and services, and deliver them to the global marketplace, a company's press release said.
The IBM Innovation Centre here would provide technology, education and consulting support, as well as access to IBM sales and marketing experts. It would also help business partners test their solutions for compatibility and scalability before introducing them into the market. Additionally, the centre would provide companies with access to on-site facilities for hands-on support from IBM.
It would be equipped with new labs and infrastructure for latest technologies, RFiD, Pervasive and SOA and to provide System z support. Business partners would also be able to test, develop and demonstrate their Software as a Service (SaaS) business model and even conduct proof of concepts.