Oracle opens centre to support UK and Ireland customers

Oracle has opened a new service hub in Belfast to support customers in the UK and Ireland.

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Oracle has opened a new service hub in Belfast to support customers in the UK and Ireland.

The £1.1m centre was financially backed by inward investment agency Invest Northern Ireland, which put in £250,000.

The centre will house a team of software specialists who Oracle aims to recruit locally.

Nicky Sheridan, managing director of Oracle Ireland, said, "We chose Northern Ireland as the location for this new facility because of the availability of experienced IT professionals with a strong academic background, and the support offered by Invest NI."

"In a climate where up-skilling has become a priority for many businesses, including our own, a wider pool from which to recruit skilled workers is a welcome development.

"We are looking forward to working in partnership with Invest NI and establishing links with the local universities in the development of new products and services," he said.

The number of jobs at the new centre is still to be finalised. Oracle’s move follows the recent opening of a new Microsoft research and development centre in Dublin, creating around 100 jobs.

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