Founded and operating in the region since 1990, Gulf Business Machines (GBM) is the number one provider of IT solutions, leveraging industry leading technologies to drive real business results for clients.
Originally established through its partnership with IBM, the companies have continued to evolve their relationship in order to meet the ever increasing demands of the ICT market. As a major driver and enabler for the advancement of society in the region, ICT is becoming the foundation upon which business is built. The increasing influence of the ‘Smart City’ ecosystem will require complex IT systems to support it, and GBM and IBM has been working closely to develop and deploy effective, related technologies over recent years.
GBM has therefore nurtured partnerships with IBM, as well as with number one technology players, including Cisco, investing in a talented, skilled workforce to apply innovative solutions that cater to clients’ specific, complex and diverse IT needs. With on-the-ground, readily available expertise, GBM provides round-the-clock support to clients across the region.
GBM brings the power of the world’s most renowned technology providers, IBM from its outset and the addition of the Cisco portfolio in 1999. GBM today holds both the Master Collaboration and the Master Security Specializations from Cisco, the only partner across Gulf to be awarded these distinctions.
GBM’s 1,200 industry experts work across a broad range of market sectors, including: e-Government, Banking and Finance, Telecommunications, Retail and Oil & Gas. With offices and support within every country that it operates, GBM is now present in the UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah), Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, as well as in Pakistan. GBM Pakistan now operates three offices as an IBM Premier Business Partner, in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.
GBM lives the ever-evolving culture of the local IT landscapes in which it operates, continually investing in training and development to ensure its experts can fully understand and interpret the growing needs of their clients. As a result, GBM is always well-equipped to address the ever-evolving, industry-specific IT demands in every market.