IBM opens Davao branch

Subscribe Now November 07, 2012 at 08:13am

THE world's leading technology and consulting company Integrated Business Machines (IBM) finally opened its first office in Davao City after 75 years of doing business in the country. The IBM Davao office, located at the IT Building 3, Topaz Tower at the Damosa IT Park, is its first branch in the entire Mindanao and one of the 13 branches scatted across the Philippines.

The grand opening of IBM-Davao office was initiated by no less than the president and country manager of IBM-Philippines Mariels Almeda Winhoffer.

Winhoffer said during the press briefing on Tuesday that the move of the IBM Philippines to open a branch in Mindanao particularly in Davao City is part of the company's geographical expansion strategy.

"We are currently strengthening our operations to expand further beyond Metro Manila, aligned with the government's 'Next Wave' cities program," Winhofer said.

She said Davao City has been cited as a strategic growth location in the country as the Philippines is one of the key markets for IBM.

IBM is also doing business with its business partners in other cities in Mindanao, including General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat and Cagayan de Oro City, among others.

Aside from the traditional sales and distribution arm of IBM, Winhoffer said IBM is globally-committed in providing quality business solutions not only to multi-billion companies but most especially to small-medium enterprises (SMEs).

Winhoffer said IBM is confident with the leadership of the local leaders in the city, along with the city's geographical and strategic location as well as it's richness in natural resources particularly in the agriculture sector.

The City Government of Davao and the IBM earlier signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to partner with the city's smarter city project.

IBM will provide the Intelligent Operations Center for the city's Public Safety and Command Center, thus making Davao the first city in the world to have such a technology backed by a world-class systems-provider.

"We see opportunities for further growth and development as leaders from across all sectors embrace and leverage information technology to transform their operations business and lay the foundations for a smarter planet," Winhoffer said.


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