IBM Global Services is the world's largest business and technology services provider. It is the fastest growing part of IBM, with professionals serving customers in more than 150 countries.IBM Global Services started in the spring of 1991, with the aim towards helping companies manage their IT operations and resources.
How did that happen? It was partly the result of old-fashioned hard work and serious commitment: growing customer by customer; building disciplined management and financial systems; and investing to hire and train experts in everything from IT consulting to systems architecture and Web services.
The beginning of IBM’s involvement in IT services can be traced back at least to 1989 when Eastman Kodak Company and IBM completed an agreement by which IBM designed, built and managed a new state-of-the-art data center for Kodak in Rochester, N.Y.
Also in 1989, IBM introduced Business Recovery Services, an offering that enables a business to continue operations in the event of an unplanned outage or disaster.
GlobalServices, which tackles technology-related tasks for customers, was rebalancing its pool of employees based on how their areas of specialization match current and upcoming projects, the representative said.
Though IBM would not specify the number of cuts, it appeared to be fairly small, especially compared with the overall GlobalServices head count, which numbers about 150,000 employees.
IBM would not confirm the number of server division jobs to be eliminated, but several positions will be cut at the company's facilities in Rochester, Minn., where its iSeries servers are designed, according to spokesman Tim Dallman.
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