Oracle expands north and south
1 April 2005 | 0
Oracle is setting up a new Consulting Centre of Excellence in Dublin from which highly skilled consultants will be deployed throughout the entire EMEA region to meet Oracle’s growing business demands. Established in November, the centre is located at East Point Business Park, Dublin and recruiting has started locally to fill the skilled roles required.
This increased requirement for staff has come from the recent launch of Oracle Expert Services, which been resulted in increased demand for consulting services in Ireland and EMEA.
Commenting on the development Nicky Sheridan, Oracle vice president and country manager, stated that it was a positive signal to the international market of Ireland’s capability, through its access to a highly skilled labour pool, to adapt swiftly to the evolving needs of European businesses.
‘The main benefit is that we can increase the number of consulting staff working on Irish projects at very short notice, making us more reactive and flexible for our customers. It is a strategic move by Oracle and a major endorsement for Ireland that the division is to be located here,’ he states.
Oracle Expert Services provides a menu of technical services to help customers and partners to activate and make best use of Oracle products at any stage in their life cycle. Oracle Expert Services draws on Oracle Consulting’s knowledge of Oracle products and best practices for customer implementations.
Oracle has also announced plans to open a Northern Ireland office in Belfast early in 2005. The proposed office will for the first time enable the company to service the growing Northern Ireland market from a local base.
Nicky Sheridan describes the move as an exciting opportunity for the company. He said: ‘The Northern Ireland market is one in which Oracle already has an extensive base of customers. However, with a focused office in Belfast we will be in a better position in the future to provide our services to cater for strong demand from the established public sector as well as the emerging commercial and private sector.’
Sheridan added:‘Northern Ireland also offers a large pool of highly educated and skilled workers. In a climate where upskilling has become a priority for many businesses, including our own, a wider pool from which to recruit skilled workers is a welcome development,’ Mr Sheridan concludes.
The Northern Ireland office will report directly to Nicky Sheridan at Oracle Ireland.