Over fifty years of innovation and leadership in Ireland IBM is one of Irelands leading providers of advanced information technology, products, services and business consulting expertise. We are dedicated to helping our clients innovate and succeed through the end-to-end transformation of their business models and the application of innovative technology and business solutions. IBM has a long history in Ireland, having opened our first office here in 1956. Today, IBM Ireland has nationwide responsibilities for sales, marketing and service. Our globally integrated international missions in manufacturing and development operations include a Technology Campus in Mulhuddart, Co. Dublin and software development laboratories in Dublin, Cork and Galway; with a European Sales and Support Centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin. As one of Ireland's leading corporate citizens, IBM Ireland provides support for initiatives in three areas: education, environment and employee volunteer efforts. IBM employees are encouraged to volunteer at schools and not-for-profit organisations with the resources of the company behind them. In 2007, IBM, our employees and retirees contributed cash, technology and expertise to a wide range of worthy causes across Ireland. IBM in Ireland is made up of a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees working across a broad range of businesses and locations: IBM Technology Campus, Dublin opened in 1997 and has evolved from a manufacturing base to include the ever-expanding IT Services market plus Research & Development in Software and Integrated Supply Chain (ISC). IBM businesses operating on the Campus now include; ISC Systems Group, Global Procurement, IT Services, IBM Software, Business Continuity Services & Recovery Services, IBM Wireless & RFID Centre of Excellence and IBM Innovation Centre The ISC Systems Group is involved in the manufacturing assembly of the IBM System i,p and z server ranges and delivering hardware and software products to our clients across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Since its inception, IBM Software Group (SWG) in Cork, Dublin and Galway, has carried out a wide range of business functions including: development, product support, and the creation of model-based solutions. It has excellent relationships with Irish Academia and actively involved in many professional organisations and standards bodies. Software Group in Ireland is made up of three main brands: Information Management, Lotus and Tivoli. There is also a team working for Systems Group in the area of High Performance Computing.