In today's networked world, IBM maintains a strong and unique presence in Canada, making important contributions to this country's economy, technology leadership and the communities where we live and work.
On 14 April 2014, IBM Canada announced its collaboration with Ocean Networks Canada to equip BC coastal communities with a monitoring and prediction system to respond to offshore accidents, tsunamis and other natural disasters. IBM is investing $12 million in cloud computing infrastructure, analytics software, services and skills training to support this next phase of Smart Ocean™.
IBM is one of the largest technology, services and consulting organizations in Canada. They help clients of all sizes and in all industries transform their operations through the use of technology, infusing intelligence into the systems that help run businesses, society and the world.
This intelligence makes it possible to harness the vast amount of data created by the trillions of connected devices in today's world, and turn it into knowledge that can be used to anticipate, forecast and even predict changes in our systems. This is the vision behind IBM's Smarter Planet strategy.
Canada is home to the largest team of IBM software professionals outside of the United States. Their software development lab sites in Markham, London, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria—collectively known as the IBM Canada Lab—are responsible for delivering IBM software solutions that are used worldwide.