IBM has been present in Pakistan since 1952 and is committed to bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base — to help them overcome their business challenges and to seize competitive advantage in the marketplace.
IBM has a strong local presence in this region as well as being a global business and technology leader, operating with a number of business partners who provide additional support, services and expertise. Through partnerships with businesses and governments across the world, IBM can help to build a smarter planet.
The country headquarters are based in Karachi with branch operations in Lahore and Islamabad and remote maintenance services in over 30 cities.
IBM’s clients include companies representing every major industry and endeavor. The majority of the company’s enterprise business occurs in industries that are broadly grouped into six sectors including Financial Services: Banking, Financial Markets, Insurance.
Besides different public and commercial sectors including Education, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Industrial: Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Chemical and Petroleum, Electronics, Communications: Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment, Energy and Utilities.
IBM Pakistan’s achievements
Business Continuity – Keeping business in business
Business continuity is vital to business success. And in today’s interconnected world, virtually every aspect of a company’s operation is vulnerable to disruption. Some risks could take your business offline for days, but in a competitive environment, even four hours of downtime could prove fatal. But how do you determine the resiliency and recovery requirements of your business? How do you identify and integrate critical business and IT priorities into a comprehensive continuity and resiliency program? Where do you start?
IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services (BCRS) can help. Business resilience extends beyond the continuity of business operations to include regulatory compliance, high availability, data protection; and integrated risk management.
Focusing on the need of business continuity requirements of customers in Pakistan, IBM extended the services portfolio by offering a Business Continuity and Resiliency facility Karachi. The BCRS was set up in 2004 and is the first-of-its-kind in the Middle East, Egypt and Pakistan territory.
Local Delivery Center
The IBM Pakistan Local Delivery Center (LDC) was established in July 2010 with the objective of serving as a resource center for IBM Global Business Services (GBS). The LDC serves as a sophisticated center of competency established on a global delivery model with a full range of remote capabilities and high value industry expertise, building capabilities ahead of demand to drive growth, and reuse delivery assets managed by high-quality offering delivery teams. The Delivery Center comprises of consultants with a mix of SAP, Oracle e-business, Siebel CRM, Business Intelligence and Maximo offerings focused primarily towards resourcing the local Pakistan market engagements. The geographical locations include the large urban cities of Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore.
IBM’s Green IT
IBM is uniquely capable of integrating industry and technology expertise with research and development to help businesses meet their urgent energy, environment, and sustainability challenges. Today’s energy- and climate-related issues are at the top of our strategic agenda. IBM solutions can help customers reduce costs and systemically minimize energy, water, carbon emissions and waste.
IBM Pakistan too helps customers become more energy efficient, implement new ways to source, manufacture and distribute goods and services in a more sustainable manner, enable safe and renewable sources of energy and manage resources at a macro level, transforming entire industries. We do this by finding inefficiencies, performing Data Center Energy Efficiency Assessment and Thermal Analysis, watching IT Power/Cooling Trends and Data Center Best Practice evaluation, doing Data Center IT Health Audit and utilizing Server Consolidation, Storage Optimization and Virtualization services.
The writer is Communication Analyst at IBM