IBM inaugurates its tech center supporting cloud computing

IBM inaugurated its new information technology center in Heredia Thursday.

The company says it plans to invest $300 million in Costa Rica over the next 10 years. This new facility will support the firms cloud computing operations. The firm said it plans to hire about 1,000 persons by 2014.

Cloud computing allows storage and applications for those
working at home or in offices. The concept is considered to be more secure and cost effective.

At the same time IBM announced a program for public and private universities. The goal is to improve instructions in the skills the company will need. The firm is offering access to its software in areas of online security, cloud computer, data storage and business analytics, it said. The firm also will work with professors to develop their courses.

The new facility is in Zona Franca América.

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