The city, which is looking forward to inviting new Information Technology companies to improve the employment opportunities for software professional from this part of the country, has a good news in the form of software giant IBM, deciding to open an office in Vijayawada too during current calendar year. According to information the IBM will open 13 new branches in Kanpur, Patna, Ranchi, Nasik, Goa, Mysore, Vadodara, Hubli, Udaipur, Rajkot, Trichy, Vijayawada and Jammu, as part of their geographic expansion initiative of having their presence in 47 cities across India and South Asia.
When contacted the IBM officials did not confirm the news, but also did not deny. In 2011, they had launched 12 new branches. at Coimbatore, Indore, Guwahati, Raipur, Dehradun, Visakhapatnam, Trivandrum, Jamshedpur, Ludhiana, Surat, Nagpur and Mangalore. This will not only enhance IBM's client and partner relationships, but also improve their ability to deliver software solutions, technologies and services close to the client's location.