Document of the Week, Courtesy of IBM and WashTech


    The slide that started the coverage of IBM’s plans to crank up hiring in India lays out the company’s headcount and space requirements from 2002 through 2005, locations as well as occupancy costs, and growth drivers by service. You’ll find it here on the Washington Alliance of Technology Workers Web site:

    Here are some of the facts. But remember! IBM hasn’t authenticated the document. (Looks real enough to me — but I’m a gullible sort.)

    In 2002, total India headcount was 6,070. That’s expected to reach 38,196 by the end of this year. That growth — 14,046 — actually isn’t as high as it was from 2003 to 2004 when it added 15,295 people. (2004 was the year when IBM acquired BPO service provider Daksh, which had about 6,000 people at the time.)

    IBM is spending about $1,600 per person per year on occupancy costs.

    The operations in India are divvied up this way:

    • The application management service employs (or will employ) 15,036 people.
    • The global service delivery center has about 1,970 people.
    • The BTO/Daksh operation has about 12,352 people.
    • The India Software Lab has about 2,330 people.
    • The India Research Lab has zero people. (Must be something they’re starting up soon.)
    • The S&D organization (“country sales, including IGS domestic) has about 438 people.

    Current locations include:

    • Bangalore – EGL Business Park
    • Bangalore – SA “C”
    • Hyderabad – Mindspace
    • Kolkata – DLF IT Park
    • Pune – Tech Park 1

    It has “approval pending” locations in:

    • Bangalore – Manyata Business Park
    • Gurgaon – DLF Infinity Business Park


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