Ahmedabad: IBM, a world leader in information technology, is looking for space at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) in Gandhinagar to establish its software lab. The multinational giant is most likely to occupy 1.5 lakh square feet (square feet) of space in a phased manner, market sources said.
IBM Software Labs, as part of its expansion in Gujarat, plans to establish a cutting-edge software engineering, design and development center. Although the company has announced that it is working on establishing the proposed center in Ahmedabad, it is also exploring possibilities at GIFT City, sources said.
“IBM is looking for a space in GIFT City and we learn that the company has obtained quotes from existing developers in GIFT City,” the sources added.
According to market sources, the company plans to acquire 1.5 lakh square feet of space in GIFT City on a phased basis, with 50,000 square feet likely to be occupied for development in the first phase over the next six. month. “However, things are at a preliminary stage,” added sources.
When contacted, IBM India said the company is expanding opportunities for talented people in key cities (beyond subways) in India for the benefit of its customers.
“We are delighted that the expansion of IBM Software Labs in Gujarat is accelerating skills building and digital innovation – providing a solid foundation for the IT / ITeS industry in the State,” IBM India added without providing details. specific on its plans in GIFT. City. In August, IBM India Managing Director Sandip Patel and IBM India Software Labs Vice President Gaurav Sharma met with former Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and senior state government officials to discuss the expansion of IBM Software Labs operations in Gujarat, which also included the establishment of a product engineering, design and software development center in Ahmedabad.