IBM to open new center in Athens for big data analytics

International technology giant IBM is moving ahead with the creation of a new corporate data analysis center in Greece, aimed at providing solutions and strengthening the competitiveness of companies active in the country as well as the broader region.

It will be one of a total of nine such centers that IBM operates around the world, but the only one in Southeast Europe. IBM Hellas has already started its search for staff to man the new center, although it stresses that the larger its clientele, the more employees it will hire.

The chief focus of the new center will be companies’ big data analytics, while its main clients are expected to be banks and major retail chains. The center will be housed at the company’s headquarters in Athens, according to IBM Hellas Chief Executive Spyros Poulidas, who described the management of big data as “the next new natural resource on which solution development will be based.”