Leading tech company to create hundreds of new digital jobs in Melbourne

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Leading Asia-Pacific technology company NCS is setting up shop in Melbourne in a move that is expected to create 500 new digital jobs over the next five years.

Singapore-based NCS is a leading technology firm in the Asia-Pacific region, providing a broad range of tech and digital solutions, including cloud computing and robotics.

Treasurer and Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas said the company has launched a Cloud Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Melbourne that will provide jobs to local tech specialists and for those looking to establish a career in IT, through the Government’s Digital Jobs Program.

“In Melbourne, NCS will focus on establishing the CoE, which will help local businesses move to cloud technology and data storage, and leverage this to increase business efficiency,” the Minister said.

“A further focus will be NCS’s robotics division, which is currently undergoing trials overseas to check patients’ temperatures and deliver food – and could be used in Melbourne, with the demand for safer in-hospital support more important than ever.”

APAC Cloud Centre of Excellence Lead for NCS Chris Fleischmann said Victoria has become a cloud and tech hub, with a range of major companies – including Amazon Web Services and NEXTDC – establishing or growing their presence in Melbourne in recent years.

“We’ve chosen Victoria as the best location for our APAC CoE, due to its core location and high skill base – the launch of the NCS NEXT Cloud CoE will be a milestone that will help accelerate the state’s cloud capability and contribute to the growing digital economy,” Mr Fleischmann stated.

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