By Narayan Ammachchi
The new office crops up in Mérida, the largest population center in the Mexico’s Southeastern region. Banorte-Ixe, Mexico’s third largest bank, has recently signed a ten-year US$1billion contract with IBM Global Business Services.
Located in the center of Yucatán metropolitan zone, the Mérida office represents an investment of approximately US$ 4 million and becomes IBM’s seventh office in the country after those in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Querétaro, Toluca and Puebla.
IBM says it will use the new office for selling technology solutions in the areas of cloud computing, business analytics, mobile and social computing.
“With the opening of the Mérida office, IBM reaffirms its long-term commitment to a growing number of clients and business partners who will now benefit from our direct presence in the region,” said Salvador Martínez Vidal, Country General Manager, IBM Mexico.
Mérida has a historical connections to Europe and is a gateway to Central and South American countries.
“The transformational growth of Mérida has driven demand for advanced technologies as companies strive to become more efficient and competitive,” said Rolando Zapata Bello, Governor of State of Yucatán.
With over 85 years in Mexico, IBM is investing in its Mexican operations – putting in place advanced infrastructure for service delivery, enhancing its manufacturing capabilities and expanding its footprint in high-growth locations.