Tuesday, July 24, 2012

IBM Marks 75 Years of Innovation in the Philippines

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today marked 75 years of enabling business and societal transformation through innovation in the Philippines.  The company is experiencing increased demand for its solutions and services in high growth markets in the country including Davao, Calamba and Subic/ Clark areas.

More recently, IBM and the Davao City Government signed a first of its kind agreement to help the city scale-up its existing Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC) to further enhance public safety operations in the city. The IBM Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) solutions will create a smart and safe city by applying advanced technologies to existing infrastructure to improve city management and efficiency. 

Today, the company is experiencing increased demand for its solutions and services as businesses and government organizations across the country turn to IT to transform operations and increase global competitiveness. IBM is working with over 400 Business Partners nationwide to better serve clients across many of the local key growth sectors such as banking, telecommunications, retail, etc.

In the past 75 years, IBM has also been contributing to nation-building through strategic support of government initiatives, a wide spectrum of corporate social responsibility programs and outreach to small & mid-size businesses.

“IBM’s success has been and will continue to be enabled by transformation through innovation.  We will continue to make a positive impact by leveraging on smarter solutions to advance national priorities, collaborate globally to grow our business further and make IBM essential to our clients and stakeholders, here and the world over, 75 years forward.  75 years is not simply a milestone. Rather, it marks an opportunity to heighten IBM’s commitment to the country as the Philippines remain essential to IBM’s growth strategy,” Mariels Almeda Winhoffer, President and Country General Manager, IBM Philippines.
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Currently, IBM has two world class sales and distribution business offices that looks after the domestic markets and seven global delivery centers operating in Metro Manila and Cebu, that serves over one million client employees in 84 countries across the world, clearly demonstrating that the Philippines is regarded as a country with highly-skilled professionals who have the expertise to manage shared services.

The Philippines has been identified as one of IBM Corporation’s 20 focus countries in line with the company’s geographic expansion strategy through which it is building out its presence in the fastest growing markets in the world. IBM has also expanded its business and presence beyond Metro Manila in keeping with the country’s continued rapid economic transformation.

About IBM

Since establishing its presence in the Philippines in 1937, IBM has evolved to become the leading information technology partner in the country, providing hardware, software, and IT-enabled business services to domestic and global markets.  IBM in the Philippines has grown exponentially in terms of business portfolio, talent growth and geographic reach.

For more information about IBM in the Philippines, please visit http://www.ibm.com/ph