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"Informal support systems operate quite extensively within the Park, with people sharing technical tips and tricks. I think it would be very difficult to find an alternate location that would satisfy our needs."
Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation
"The relationship with Federation University has been a long standing and mutually beneficial one of which IBM is very proud. IBM has benefited not just in terms of being able to utilise a quality workforce that includes undergraduate and post graduate students, but also in generating an ongoing talent pool for IBM IT Services Centre, as well as other local businesses, once students have graduated.
We currently employ approximately 650 people at our Ballarat facility and we expect the IBM IT Services Centre to continue to expand as we maintain our commitment to the Ballarat region by aligning our strategy, skills requirements and employee growth in software development, IT consulting services and technical support areas".
Ballarat Executive Lead
Global Business Services
IBM Australia/New Zealand
‘We've benefitted not just in terms of lowering labour costs through using a partly undergraduate workforce but also in generating an ongoing pipeline of talent for the IBM IT Services Centre.’
In the tough and competitive environment of IT, the Ballarat Technology Park has been a defining factor in the success of Lateral Plains.
It’s both a personal and professional environment in which our team lives and works, offering a stability and flexibility that has allowed us to build long-term plans for the future".
Lateral Plains Pty Ltd
"The Ballarat Technology Park provides all the services required to establish a modern, highly productive business with state-of-the-art ICT connectivity. The proximity to Federation University was also a key attraction from the standpoint of recruiting and training a new and skilled workforce.
In every sense, the Ballarat office has been an outstanding success."
Executive Director, Operations
State Revenue Office