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IBM is to relocate its Inverclyde-based call centre and 200 jobs to Riverside Business Park by next spring.
IBM has acquired i2, the Cambridge-based security information software firm with 350 staff, for undisclosed terms.
IBM is to invest £2m in the development of a mini data centre at its site in Greenock by the end of the year, in order to help smaller companies cut their IT costs.
IBM Global Services is expected to create almost 100 new jobs in Greenock, having won a global IT support outsourcing contract from Xerox.
IBM is setting up a regional headquarters at the Thorpe Park business park on the outskirts of Leeds, and the building is expected to house around 400 staff after completion in March 2002.
IBM is planning to create a further 150 jobs at its new human resources call centre department in Portsmouth, which already employs more than 200 people.
IBM is to set up a £12m multilingual direct marketing call centre at its Greenock site in Scotland, creating 500 jobs.
IBM is buying Data Sciences, the computer services spin-off from Thorn EMI, for £95m, which means that the company's planned stock market flotation has been cancelled.