As part of its expansion of its footprint in tier II and tier III cities, IT solution provider IBM is going to set up its hub in Bhopal.
Targeted at mid-market clients, the IBM will provide hardware, software and service offerings. The other cities included in expansion plan are Raipur, Bhubhaneshwar, Vizag and Nagpur.
“These cities have great untapped potential,” said Growth markets vice president of IBM Harish Krishnamurthy.
“By starting our hub in these cities we would be able to cater to the requirements of surrounding tier III cities through our partners under hub and spoke model. The small and medium enterprises offer great business opportunities,” he added.
At present, IBM has a direct presence in 22 cities across the country. The company has also appointed IT players Sequel Infocom and Icon Integrated services as the channel partners to sell IBM’s infrastructure services to clients.
“These two partners will focus primarily on Rajasthan market. They will help us in enhancing our reach in the state by offering infrastructure services to clients helping them in areas of Green IT, security, business continuity, improved collaboration and communication among others,” he said.