IBM’s products and services are available across the globe, including the regions of North America, Europe, APAC, MEA, and Latin America. The company aims to increase its global presence by expanding into new regions for fulfilling regional demands. IBM plans to enhance its client base by facilitating and developing innovative infrastructures, software, and solutions. In 2016, IBM inaugurated two new security command centers in Bangalore and Mumbai (India) to offer IBM security solutions and services in the country. In 2015, it opened its new cloud center in Sydney, Australia to cater to the growing demand for scalable cloud solutions in the country. IBM provides its products and services in the US, Europe, APAC, and MEA. The company focuses on both inorganic and organic growth strategies to increase its customer base. In May 2017, IBM launched new incident response capabilities that help organizations to identify the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The company has adopted partnerships as one of its key strategies to achieve growth in the FDP market. IBM has entered into partnerships with several leading market players to enhance its products and services, and serve new customers. In 2015, IBM partnered with Deloitte to create risk management and regulatory compliance solutions for enterprises. IBM offers its products and services for various verticals, such as healthcare, education, wealth management, customer analytics, performance management, government, aerospace and defense, communications, media and entertainment, energy, BFSI, and retail. The company has a strong network of technology partners, which include Blue Coat, BrightPoint, Check Point Software Technologies, Cigital, Cisco Systems, Gemalto, and Juniper Networks. The company also benefits from its partners and resellers, such as TCS, Prolifics, and Perficient. These partners and resellers have helped increase the adoption of IBM’s products and services across all regions. IBM also has distributors, such as Tech Data Corporation, Avnet, and Pinnacle Business Systems, who provide the company’s solutions directly to clients. Over the years, IBM has shown a consistent improvement in its R&D investment. IBM also has a research team that works with its clients and the companies’ business units through global labs in order to come up with innovative, client-specific solutions.