As one of the largest technology companies in the world, IBM has been building computers, servers and a variety of other hardware for more than 50 years. Now, the organization is expanding its data quality focus through a new analytics center in Canada.
The Chronicle Herald wrote that IBM is looking for 500 new staff members to increase its support and development departments at its new Halifax location. This is part of the business’ overarching contract with the regional government to oversee and manage its SAP and data quality processing. The source wrote that the new data center could create millions of dollars for the region in its first year alone by adding more jobs and boosting the local economy, though the center will not be open until 2013.
“The most important aspect is around the skills that will be aggregated in this center and the career path that it offers folks, whether they grow up here or come here for university,” said John Lutz, president of IBM Canada.
Data quality and analytics centers are growing trends at IBM. According to Research Live, IBM currently has more than 30 such locations around the globe – ongoing expansion for technology jobs is expected in the Halifax region and beyond.