IBM to open Ohio Analytics Center

December 12, 2012 by  

Late last month, IBM announced plans to open an advanced analytics center in Columbus in the near future. The center is expected to bring more than 500 jobs in the course of the next three years to the Columbus and Dublin area.

Officials at IBM encouraged local businesses in and around Columbus and Dublin to present their toughest problems to them. Workers at the advanced analytics center will assist businesses in the analytical process, including such things as building computer applications designed to help a business draw conclusions based upon large amounts of data collected from the company.

Mike Rhodin, who is senior vice president for IBM, stated that the center was born from an idea generated by local clients, such as Huntington Bank, Nationwide Insurance, Limited Brands Inc., and Cardinal Health. Rhodin said:

“The amount of data that’s being generated by the world around us is exploding, it’s exponential, it’s greater than exponential. And as that occurs, the language of business in the future is going to be analytics.”

As large corporations like IBM move into the area, a number of printing services are likely to be required from local print companies. In addition to business card printing and stationery printing to establish a company in an area, brochure printers are likely to be used to provide clients with pamphlets and other informational material related to services offered by the company.

The new analytics center will also be partnered with Ohio State University in an effort to attract and train individuals knowledgeable in analytics. The company’s partnership with the university will create a stream of future employees for the company.