IBM has expanded operations in India by opening three new regional branches, taking the total number of offices in the country to 18.
"IBM is currently focused on increasing its presence in smaller, rapidly developing Indian cities as part of its plan to establish a presence in 40 Indian cities by 2013," the firm said in a statement.
India is one of the most popular back-end IT destinations in the world, making it a logical place for IBM as a service provider to expand operations, according to The Economic Times.
IBM is experiencing particular demand for information management, security, cloud computing and business analytics systems as businesses and government organisations turn to IT to reduce costs and gain competitive advantage, the company said.
In Guwahati, the site of one of the new regional offices and one of the fastest developing cities in the word, IBM is partnering with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to recruit talent from the institution and promote the growth of open source technologies.
IBM’s research lab in India is one of nine the company has around the world, and employs over 75,000 people in the country.