"IBM made a serious play into solidifying its presence in the
international small and medium-sized business (SMB) market when it
announced the creation of a 'research and innovation center' in the
heart of China.
"The SMB Innovation Center will be located near the Beijing
University of Technology and Tsinghua University, two of the top
technical universities in Asia, drawing on what IBM executives call
a necessary resource in the development process of new technologies
in hardware and software..."