For many companies, just keeping pace with technological change is a huge challenge, since today's cost-conscious, hyper-competitive business environment demands constant applications evolution and renewal. That effort can take businesses away from what they do best. And that's where ISM Canada can provide IT solutions to help our clients achieve both IT and business objectives, on time and on budget.
In a world of relentless change, ISM Information Systems Management Canada Corporation (ISM Canada) understands the challenges our client organizations face - firsthand. A wholly owned subsidiary of IBM Canada Ltd., and a member of IBM Global Services, ISM Canada is a leading player in bringing competitively priced, best-of-breed IT services to public and private sector organizations.
Today, ISM Canada offers client organizations more than our full service end-to-end IT solutions we offer an enduring relationship based on a deep commitment to clients changing needs. Our dedicated and highly trained IT professionals provide solutions to help our clients achieve strong returns on their IT investments. From traditional mainframe legacy systems operations to big data, analytics and web-enabled applications that drive today's successful organizations, ISM Canada's team delivers the IT reliability and excellence clients count on, backed by the global experience of IBM.
ISM Canada: Our history
ISM Canada's roots date back to the 1970's when SaskCOMP, a provincial crown corporation, and the Government System Centre were created to build the super-secure and reliable IT infrastructure services for Saskatchewan public agencies, departments and crown corporations. SaskCOMP and the Government System Centre, among others, were merged to create Westbridge Computer Corporation in 1989.
When IBM Canada purchased a minority stake in Westbridge in 1992, Information Systems Management Corporation (ISM) was formed, with sales offices across Canada. In 1995, IBM purchased the remainder of the company, and most of ISM was merged into IBM Global Services. IBM Canada formed Regina-based ISM Canada in 2000, to position the company's unique 30 years of experience and success in serving the IT outsourcing needs of organizations whose employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements.
This expertise offers unionized organizations more seamless transition to outsourcing their IT functions or activities, coupled with all the business benefits they seek from choosing to partner with an IT services leader.