Software giant Microsoft reported fourth-quarter revenues of US$23.3bn, bolstered to the tune of almost US$2bn by its acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services.
Dublin: 23.07.2014 11.02AM
Ireland has been named as one of the top 5 locations in the world for business services investments – an area that touches on foreign direct investments in the areas of IT, financial services, customer care, software-as-a-service, cloud computing and server farm solutions.
Locations4business.com said that Ireland along with Iceland, Malta, Spain and Egypt were countries that put considerable effort into promoting themselves as ideal places to relocate BPO (business process outsourcing) and managed services companies.
It listed the five locations as primed to deliver return on investment and value for money for investors.
“Ireland has long enjoyed a reputation as the go-to outsourcing and IT location in Europe,” the report said.
“While the economic downturn has hit Ireland hard, and many of the IT workers who flocked to Ireland during its boom times have departed, Ireland remains a solid, if unexpected, given the circumstances, choice for IT outsourcing and BPO solutions.
“Ireland's IT reputation is well-deserved, and it has the infrastructure, training, facilities - and bright, available, uniquely skilled workforce required - available now more than ever.”