IBM chairman and the CEO Samuel J Palmisano met Karnataka
Chief Minister S M Krishna. The meeting was behind closed
doors but talks were positive, say government sources,
indicating that some memorandums of understanding may
be announced in future.
did not speak to the media and the company refused to
make any comment. Government sources, nevertheless, say
three requests had been made at the ''preliminary'' 15-minute
like to see IBM expand its operations in the state and
set up an integrated campus, consolidating the activities
of its various offices here, including the new captive
offshore processing centre in ITPL, where the company
has acquired 80,000 sq ft of space.
says he wants IBM to set up a Linux development centre
in Hubli, where the company could access a resource pool
of 5,000 engineers and has also asked IBM to look at setting
up operations in the proposed hardware park in Devanahalli.