SAN JOSE, Costa Rica and ARMONK, N.Y., May 10, 2012 — / PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) officially opened today its new CostaRica Delivery Center, in America Free Zone, Heredia.
IBM will invest US$300 million over 10 years, and intends to employ up to 1,000 people by 2014. The new center will provide high-value services for clients around the world, reaffirming Costa Rica’s position as a strategic
services hub for IBM. The facility will support clients in the areas of IT security, data storage, business analytics, cloud computing, and other services in demand by IBM clients.The new center will provide cloud infrastructure support and management to help clients simplify and enhance operational efficiency. Cloud computing provides clients with the ability to reduce their IT infrastructure costs, have a standardized, virtualized platform, and enhance their process automation. Additionally, the center will provide technology capabilities that can anticipate and help prevent fraud and IT hacker attempts.