IBM Makes Smarter Computing a Reality for Companies in Bangladesh

Solutions introduced at IBM Forum in Dhaka help clients transform IT and improve their economics

Dhaka, Bangladesh - 02 Feb 2012: IBM today unveiled smarter computing solutions that help clients in Bangladesh transform, grow and become more competitive. A wide range of workload-optimization hardware solutions, such as IBM Storwize V7000, IBM Starter Kit for Cloud and IBM BladeCenter blade servers were presented at the IBM Smarter Computing Forum. Tailored to the local market needs through business partners like Thakral, these smarter computing solutions bring the benefits of improved economics and business performance to Bangladesh clients.

IBM introduced its Smarter Computing approach to information technology (IT) last year as a way for organizations to realize greater efficiencies, improved reliability and better performance, all at a lower cost. This strategy centres around three fundamental aspects – leveraging analytics to exploit vast amounts of data for business goals, utilizing optimized systems that are designed for specific tasks; and managing as much of the IT as possible with cloud-computing technologies.

The demonstrations at the Forum proved that IBM offerings help clients of any size – from individual businessmen and family owned ventures to large enterprises or the state administration - to optimize their business processes and gain competitive advantage. IT decision makers, influencers, consultants and business partners from various industries in Bangladesh gained understanding of IBM’s Smarter Planet vision and smarter computing approaches enabling that vision At the ISV round table, long standing IBM Business Partner Thakral has also launched initiatives fuelled by IBM’s Smarter Computing.

“As our planet becomes instrumented, interconnected and intelligent, the computing model is evolving to support it. Enterprises need to take innovative approaches to optimize their IT infrastructure design and management in order to create new opportunities," said Subram Natarajan, Executive, Technical Computing & Systems Solutions Centre, IBM India South Asia. "Smarter Computing is an approach within reach. These forward-thinking organizations in Bangladesh are indeed poised for greater successes through innovation. We are excited about the opportunity to assist our clients in Bangladesh, as they build globally competitive businesses.”

As part of its geographic expansion initiative, IBM is committed to its clients in Bangladesh and has been working through its business partners to enable businesses and government organizations turn to IT to reduce costs and gain competitive advantage. IBM is focused on clients across banking and telecommunications industries and has already engaged with companies, such as Dutch Bangla Bank Ltd (DBBL), AB Bank and Bangla Link in building smarter infrastructure to help aid their growth and efficiency. IBM helps these enterprises drive lower IT costs and equips them to respond faster to changing market demands. From providing core banking solutions for DBBL, to running data center and disaster recovery sites for AB Bank and providing software solutions that help fine tune network and performance management, IBM is engaged with clients in Bangladesh across its portfolio of services and solutions.

Several Indian enterprises, such as Gulf Oil, Escorts Group, Manikchand Group and Daawat Foods have also embraced IBM's smarter computing solutions.

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