IBM plans to open offices in six new African markets

By bne IntelliNews April 25, 2010
IBM plans to openoffices in six new African markets, extend its presence to eight Africancountries and establish three regional hubs in Angola,Kenya and Nigeria, TechCentral reported,renewing its focus on emerging markets. Technology and services company, IBM,spent USD 120mn on expansion in Africa overthe past two years, sub-Saharan Africa GM, Oliver Fortuin, said. Countriestargeted are Angola, Ghana, Kenya,Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania,with Senegal to be used toextend into French-speaking markets and Angola to extend into PortugueseAfrica. Fortuin said IBM regards Angola as a key future market.IBMs Mauritian office will also expand to serve the Indian Ocean islands better. IBM has targeted another six countries for2011 expansion, Fortuin said.

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