8/22/2008

IBM spends $300 million on disaster-recovery centers

Bloomberg - International Business Machines Corp., the world's largest provider of computer services, is spending $300 million on 13 new disaster-recovery centers to help customers protect their data. IBM will add centers this year in locations such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Warsaw and Izmir, Turkey, Vice President Mike Riegel said in an interview. The Armonk, New York- based company currently has 155 of the facilities, which help customers maintain data and stay online in emergencies.