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IBM to set up Software Lab in Ahmedabad, fifth in India

Our Bureau | | Updated on: Aug 24, 2021
(FILES) This 06 December 1999 file photo shows the IBM logo. Computer giant IBM announced 04 May 2005 a major restructuring plan focused on its European operations that entails the loss of up to 13,000 employees worldwide. 'IBM's restructuring actions include voluntary and involuntary workforce reductions of between 10,000 and 13,000 employees worldwide,' the company said in a statement issued just after the New York stock exchange closed. AFP PHOTO/FILES/Stan HONDA

(FILES) This 06 December 1999 file photo shows the IBM logo. Computer giant IBM announced 04 May 2005 a major restructuring plan focused on its European operations that entails the loss of up to 13,000 employees worldwide. "IBM's restructuring actions include voluntary and involuntary workforce reductions of between 10,000 and 13,000 employees worldwide," the company said in a statement issued just after the New York stock exchange closed. AFP PHOTO/FILES/Stan HONDA | Photo Credit: STAN HONDA

Announcement comes after meeting with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani

IT major, IBM, on Tuesday expressed its commitment to set up a software lab in Ahmedabad.

This will be the fifth such software lab for the IT giant in India after Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, and Chennai..

The announcement came after a meeting between Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani, and Sandip Patel, Managing Director, IBM, and Gaurav Sharma, Vice President, IBM India Software Labs, on Tuesday at Gandhinagar.

“After Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai, IBM has planned to set up a similar software lab in Ahmedabad too. Gujarat will get the dual benefit of world-class trained manpower and skill development for employment,” Patel commented.

Sophisticated technologies

The lab will have sophisticated technologies for state-of-the-art product engineering, design and development centre in Ahmedabad. The IBM Software labs work as global innovation centres for next generation software portfolios and cloud services.

The Chief Minister assured IBM of a skilled workforce and a talent pool available in the State for the highly technical requirements of the lab.

Also see: IBM to set up lab in Kochi, expand Kerala operations

Skilled youth of the state will have multiple opportunities for growth and development in the technology sector, and enhance the talent with latest innovations and training, a state communique said.

“IBM’s proposed center will play a key role in transforming the entire IT-ITeS ecosystem in the State. This Centre will create new employment opportunities for the youth in Gujarat and will foster the development of new capacities for a world-class digital technology space,” Chief Minister, Rupani, said in a statement.

Published on August 24, 2021

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