VMware has opened its new national headquarters, in Sydney. NSW minister for finance and services, Greg Pearce, did the honours, alongside VMware A/NZ vice-president and managing director, Duncan Bennet.
Some of the company’s partners were invited to tour its new facilities.
According to VMware, the opening of the new office will set the stage for future growth and continued investment in Australia.
Bennet said he was optimistic about the future of the IT industry.
“We’re just as optimistic about the future as the last seven years. We think business and government will continue to involve new agile ways of computing and transforming the way people build and provision IT, virtualisation or Cloud computing. It’s not going to go away.
“As the NBN rolls out, that will put us at an advantage on the global stage,” he said.
Pearce said he sees the government having multiple roles in assisting businesses to develop and innovate.
“We’ve spent the past 18 months trying to develop a government ICT policy. In terms of our service provision, we need to be absolutely tech savvy and using all the innovation we possibly can,” he added.
VMware was also recently named software vendor of the year at the 2012 ARN IT Industry Awards.