IBM strives to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics. IBM brings its products and services through IBM India and IBM Global Services.
IBM India's product portfolio includes the IBM PC, Aptiva home computer , ThinkPad portables, RS/6000, AS/400e, S/390 and Netfinity servers, network computers, printers, networking and storage products. IBM's software offerings include DB2, Lotus, Tivoli, MQ Series and a range of Internet software like WebSphere and SecureWay.
Global Financing provides flexible and attractive financing and leasing programs to fund Information Technology (IT) requirements of Indian customers. IGF helps customers through greater access to the hardware, software, solutions and services essential to compete in the global marketplace.
Big Blue is a nickname for IBM; several theories exist regarding its origin. One theory, substantiated by people who worked for IBM at the time, is that IBM field reps coined the term in the 1960s, referring to the color of the mainframes IBM installed in the 1960s and early 1970s. "All blue" was a term used to describe a loyal IBM customer, and business writers later picked up the term.Another theory suggests that Big Blue simply refers to the Company's logo. A third theory suggests that Big Blue refers to a former company dress code that required many IBM employees to wear only white shirts and many wore blue suits.In any event, IBM keyboards, typewriters, and some other manufactured devices, have played on the "Big Blue" concept, using the color for enter keys and carriage returns.
IBM Global Services is the world's and also India's largest information technology services and consulting provider. IGS provides the entire spectrum of customers' e-business needs -- from the business transformation and industry expertise of IBM Business Consulting Services to hosting, infrastructure, technology design and training services. IGS delivers integrated, flexible and resilient processes -- across companies and through business partners -- that enable customers to maximise the opportunities of an on-demand business environment.
In 2005, IBM announced the acquisition of Network Solutions Ltd., a leading infrastructure services company in India. This strategic investment will enable IBM to augment it's networking and managed services portfolio of offerings in India and broaden its reach across the country.