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IBM To Open Global Network of Advanced Analytics Centers

Expects to Retrain or Hire Up to 4,000 Additional Analytics Professionals

ARMONK, N.Y., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a significant expansion of its capabilities around business analytics with plans to open a network of Analytics Solution Centers around the world, beginning with five in the second quarter of 2009. These initial centers will be located in Tokyo, London, New York City, Beijing and Washington, D.C. As part of this initiative, IBM will retrain or hire as many as 4,000 new analytics consultants and professionals.

The centers will enable IBM to meet growing client demand for advanced analytics capabilities as part of new, smarter business systems. Much of this demand is driven by new stimulus investments around the world in areas such as financial risk management, smart grids, electronic medical records and food tracking. These clients are embedding new sensor technology into their processes in order to gather better performance and management data. Organizations are then leveraging new analytics capabilities to turn that data into predictive intelligence to help run new digital infrastructures more effectively and smarter.

For example, IBM is today announcing an analytics engagement with the State of Arkansas to effectively monitor and manage the use of stimulus grants for improving education programs. In addition, IBM is also announcing new optimization software to help clients solve complex problems and predict outcomes.

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