Pivotal expands to Ireland

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Pivotal, the 360° eBusiness relationship management (eBRM) company is establishing a major research and development operation in Belfast.

The investment is part of Pivotal’s continued aggressive expansion in Europe.

Backed by the Irish Development Board (IDB), the eBusiness Centre of Excellence will take advantage of the talent pool and development resources in Northern Ireland and employ people in areas such as research and development, technical support, training, and professional services.

Northern Ireland offers compelling business advantages for North American companies. It provides a well-educated, skilled workforce, solid telecommunications infrastructure, reasonable operating costs, government-backed incentive programs and a good standard of living. All of these benefits position Northern Ireland very competitively in the global digital economy.

According to the IDB, approximately 10,000 young people join the work force in Northern Ireland each year, many with degrees in information technology, engineering and other science degree programs with significant IT content. More than 1,000 computer science majors graduate each year with skills in software engineering, systems analysis and design, networks and data communications, database techniques, artificial intelligence and multimedia, as well as in programming languages including Java, C and C++.

Northern Ireland universities have a strong e-business emphasis, with internationally recognised research centres in software, telecommunications and electronics. Northern Ireland's two universities, the Queen's University of Belfast and the University of Ulster, work closely with companies operating in Northern Ireland to develop new products and processes.

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