UK ICT consultancy WM360 has expanded into the Australian market and is set open a Melbourne office, creating 20 new jobs.
WM360’s Melbourne managing director, Tom Hiscutt, said that Melbourne offered the very best in Australian climate, culture and corporate enterprise, making it the perfect location for the company’s Australian launch pad.
"As a company founded in London by an Australian, a New Zealander and a Welshman, opening in Melbourne represents a 'return home' for WM360," he said.
"I'm very excited to be working with the WM360 global team, which has a proven track record of completing projects which deliver real value to its clients' businesses."
The company provides intranets and business systems using Microsoft SharePoint, currently delivered by more than 60 people in six offices, in five countries.
Technology minister, Gordon Rich-Phillips, said Victoria’s $34.2 billion ICT sector employs more than 91,000 people.
“Victoria also has a highly-skilled ICT workforce, thanks to leading education and training organisations with a very strong ICT focus, including the SharePoint Factory based at LaTrobe University’s Bendigo campus,” he said.
Rich-Phillips said that despite challenging global economic conditions, more technology companies were making significant investments in Victoria.
“Since coming to office, the Victorian Coalition Government has helped facilitate more than $1.1 billion in new technology-related investment, creating more than 5,000 jobs in key areas like software development, enterprise management software and cloud computing," he said.
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WM360 is the latest in a long list of ICT companies announcing expansion plans in Victoria since the start of the year, including web marketing experts, Capgemini, SAP, IBM, Dexler, Zendesk, EdTrin, Asurion, Cyient and Servion Global Solutions.