IBM To Open Advanced Analytics Center in Ohio

               IBM has one of the world’s deepest portfolios of Analytic solutions. IBM currently include 9, 000 business consultants and 400 researchers. IBM has secured many patents in analytics and has acquired more than 30 companies since 2005 to build targeted analytics. IBM has announced it will build a new analytics center in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio is a home for many Fortune 500 and Fortune 1, 000 companies. The IBM analytics center will be dedicated to advanced research, skills training, client services, cognitive computing and development. IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics is aimed to create 500 new jobs. The IBM Advanced Analytic center will offer a strong foundation for public and private sector collaboration, Analytics center is collaborating with JobsOhio, Ohio State University, IBM Premier Partner, ICC, Columbus 2021 and other local based businesses. Collaboration with Ohio State University will help graduate and undergraduate students to gain analytic skills to drive the economy of the future.

               Senior Vice President of IBM Software Solutions Group, Mike Rhodin said, “Data is a powerful natural resource that if used wisely can drive U.S. economic competitiveness and lead to rewarding careers in the future dedicated to building a smarter planet. This center will have a tremendous amount to offer: world-class

educational institutions, a highly-educated workforce, industry-leading businesses and – perhaps most important of all – will serve as the foundation of a community of innovators that will transform industries around the world.”

                Dean of Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business Christine A Poon said, “Our strong collaboration with IBM will help our students across a variety of majors gain the latest skills in this burgeoning Big Data discipline and set them on a path to secure the high skilled jobs of the future,”

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