IBM Global Business Services (GBS), IBM's consulting unit, expects to open four new offices in Mainland China in the coming one year, an effort to speed up the growth of its China business despite an economic slowdown, said Marc Chapman, general manager for Greater China Group at GBS.
The number of offices will climb to ten from six now. For the moment, GBS is scheduled to have the six offices in the six cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Guangzhou in 2009, and the other two will be located in Nanjing and Shenzhen. In addition, it is to set up the four offices in Shenyang, Xi'an, Wuhan, and Jinan.
Its clients include Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. And Suning Appliance Co., Ltd. (SZSE: 002024). Huawei is the leader in China's networking and telecommunications equipment manufacturing industry. Suning is one of the nation's two largest home appliance retailers.