IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. IBMers around the world bring innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world's largest IT and consulting services company IBM is a global business and technology leader innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM's prized research development and technical talent around the world partner with governments corporations thinkers and doers on ground-breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet. IBM in Canada has played an important role in the corporation's history for over a century. We make significant contributions to our nation's economy as one of the country's largest research and development investors and IT exporters. We attract develop and retain highly-skilled Canadians engaging them in meaningful work that impacts not just Canada but the world. And we make significant investments in new offerings for the Canadian market such as the more than 165 million we invested in datacentre expansion in 2012.