IBM Canada Opens New Cloud Center to Help Canadian Government Modernize Cloud

IBM Canada launched a Cloud Modernization Center (CMC) in the Zibi neighborhood of Gatineau, Quebec, creating 50 new jobs for the delivery of technologies and services mainly in support of cloud modernization in the public sector, including the Government of Canada.

“We are excited about what it means for the region, for IBM Canada to expand its investment locally by establishing a cloud-based center of expertise and a home for the incredible talent that exists on both sides of the river,” said Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, mayor. of Gatineau.

IBM Canada last week released a survey surveyed earlier this month with 250 Canadian leaders in government and tech companies, asking them what they think about the urgency of technological modernization in government. Most of them agreed that modernizing the government’s IT and cloud infrastructure strengthens cybersecurity, better protects the personal data of Canadians, and improves efficiency and speed to deliver improved services to citizens.

Eighty-seven percent of those polled said they believe modernizing infrastructure technology should be a priority for the federal government, and 86 percent suggested migrating systems to the cloud can help the government federal government to meet the needs of citizens more quickly and efficiently.

The new IBM CMC employs government-certified cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) security experts to respond to the growing public sector urgency to modernize cloud and technology infrastructure.

In addition, IBM claims that CMC offers the IBM Garage method for the cloud, a global collaborative approach to accelerate innovation on a scale that aims to help IBM customers digitally transform. Through CMC, IBM claims to use its delivery models – in conjunction with its wholly owned subsidiary LGS – to provide end-to-end integration, combining business strategies, industry-specific platforms, design and technology methodologies and more, to help them achieve their technology goals.

“As long-time IBM partners, we are proud to see the company invest again here in Quebec. The opening of its Cloud Modernization Center, with the expertise of LGS, will enrich the technological ecosystem of the Outaouais region and generate significant local and regional economic benefits. Here and around the world, our team will continue to build solid business relationships to promote the investment and reinvestment of foreign subsidiaries in key industries, thus ensuring the sustainable development of our economy ”, underlined Hubert Bolduc, President Investissement Québec International, in a September press release. 23 press release.