Inkjet, laser and dot matrix printer specialist Lexmark announced last week that it will be setting up its regional data centre in Sydney.
The announcement was made by John Broughton, Lexmark's president for South Asia, and supported by NSW Premier Bob Carr.
Glowing from the win for New South Wales, Carr said: "Sydney has a large pool of highly skilled, competitively priced, multilingual labour, and companies like Lexmark are recognising the depth of talent available in New South Wales."
John Broughton said the investment in the data centre, as a critical part of Lexmark's ability to serve its customers, will mean systems will be more responsive to local needs. He said this underpins the company's commitment to local research and development. "We can customise products in a day," he added.
Michael Kane, Lexmark director of operations, Asia-Pacific, said: "Our goal was to reorganise our operational and information systems so we could develop new business processes and applications. This has enabled us to focus on giving our customers what they want."
The data centre is scheduled to be up and running next month.