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IBM expanding African operations

March 16, 2012 • Top Stories

Multinational technology and consulting corporation IBM, has announced the opening of a new office on the island nation of Mauritius.

Takreem el-Tohamy, IBM General Manager for Middle East and Africa. (image: itp.net)

According to a press statement released on Wednesday, the new office is meant to “strengthen IBM’s ability to provide solutions and services to a rapidly expanding base of customers and partners in the region”.

IBM hopes the country’s fairly well developed economy can support its expansion plans into the future.

“As Mauritius strives to strengthen its international competitiveness, IBM is experiencing strong demand from the textile, banking, tourism, telecommunications and IT services sectors turning to technology to increase productivity and differentiate offerings,” Takreem el-Tohamy, IBM General Manager for Middle East and Africa, said in the statement.

IBM’s Mauritius office is part of the company’s broad investment program across Africa.

“IBM has been present in Africa for over 60 years, but we are now taking our business to the next level in recognition of the huge potential of the African market and the role of smarter systems in transforming business, government and society across the continent,” Tohamy added.

Joseph Mayton

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