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Facilities New York Governor George E. Pataki announces more than $2.5 billion in investments in the state by an IBM-led consortium of high-tech companies from across the globe. The investments include $1.9 billion that IBM, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, Infineon, AMD and Charter will spend on nanoelectronics manufacturing and development in East Fishkill.
IBM says it will open more than a dozen new development centers in China, Brazil and Russia in an effort to accelerate innovation around the adoption of open standards based solutions in emerging markets. These centers are designed to help business partners develop, test and deploy solutions based on IBM’s open technology infrastructure, and they will complement the 25 Innovation Centers IBM already operates for business partners worldwide.
In August, Brazil’s President Luiz Uinacio Lula da Silva visits the IBM Global Command Center, housed in IBM’s Technology Center (CTIBM) in Hortolândia, Brazil. President Lula’s participation in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the first visit to an IBM facility by a Brazilian president. The CTIBM is IBM Brazil’s hub for services operations, and the newly inaugurated Global Command Center there can house 480 employees to support outsourced IT operations.
IBM opens a new Global Services Delivery Center in Dalian, China. The new facility will initially house 600 employees to provide Business Transformation Outsourcing services.
1406HHX IBM announces plans to open its first global Wireless Center of Excellence, at the company’s site in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The Center, a multi-million dollar investment, will mimic a variety of workplace environments to demonstrate wireless technology in applications ranging from offices to warehouses.
Corporate Citizenship In testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on European Affairs, IBM calls for support of consistent worldwide accessibility standards so that everyone, especially people with disabilities and the aging population, can have easy access to information technology and the Web.
IBM announces it will help address the critical shortage of math and science teachers by enabling some of its most experienced employees to become fully accredited teachers in their local communities upon electing to leave the company. The IBM Transition to Teaching program will begin as a pilot with as many as 100 U.S. employees in various areas across the country.
Each employee will be able to participate in both online course work and more traditional courses, including online mentoring while remaining at the company and student teaching for up to three months in order to meet state certification requirements. IBM will reimburse participants up to $15,000 for tuition and stipends while they student teach.
The company receives the Freedom to Compete Award from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in recognition of its innovation and dedication to recruiting underrepresented university minorities, women and people with disabilities through its Project View programs.
Early in the year, IBM provides technology and services valued at just over $3 million (and employees donate another $1.2) million to assist the victims of the tsunami that devastated parts of Asia in December 2004. In September 2005, IBM makes a $3.2 million donation of services and technology in support of relief and recovery operations following Hurricane Katrina in the United States. An IBM Crisis Response Team in Baton Rouge, La., provides technical assistance to state and federal officials, and IBM's Corporate Community Relations team works with local governments and not-for-profit organizations throughout the affected area. In October, IBM and its employees support a humanitarian relief effort following a devastating earthquake in South Asia. An IBM Crisis Response Team donates technology, equipment and consulting expertise, and IBM employees across the world open their wallets to support the disaster’s victims in Pakistan.