BOGOTA, Colombia, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced the launch of the Unisys Global Innovation Center in Bogota, the capital of Colombia. This unit will be focused on the creation of tailored IT solutions for Unisys clients around the world. The Bogota center will be the second of its kind that Unisys has established worldwide, complementing the company's initial center in India.
Highly skilled solution architects at the center will design and deliver specialized IT services that enable global enterprises to take on their most critical business challenges and enhance the end-user experience for their employees, partners and clients.
Beginning in April 2015, the professionals at the Bogota Center will provide end-user solutions expertise and support for businesses in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. Unisys expects that the center will expand to include software professionals focused on security and data center solutions. The company plans to have nearly 20 professionals on staff at the Bogota center by the end of 2015.
"Colombia is the perfect place to establish another center of innovation for new solutions that address our global clients' most pressing technology requirements. Latin America has huge potential as a market for IT professionals. Also, Colombia boasts one of the highest rates in solution penetration due to its many innovative and demanding clients seeking emerging technologies and services that can benefit their business," said Dan Huberty, chief technology officer (CTO), Unisys Enterprise Solutions.
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The skilled professionals at the Bogota center, with access to the latest technologies and methodologies available in the market, will create and deliver solutions in a multilingual setting.
Unisys chose the Colombian capital city as the headquarters for the new Innovation Center because of the advantages it offers in logistics and economic and political stability. Unisys also considered factors such as economic growth, infrastructure, time zone difference compared to the United States, competitiveness and a sophisticated culture aligned with that of the U.S.
"Establishing this innovation center in Colombia enables us to provide both the whole of Latin America and the world with more specialized resources and best-in-class solutions that deliver value-added services, enhanced care to our clients, and cultural communication and integration in an expanded range of countries," stated Carlos Ferrer, vice president and general manager for Central, Andean and Southern Latin America at Unisys.
This new center is the latest of Unisys' investments in Colombia as a key country for development and delivery of IT services. Currently, Unisys has two other managed services centers in Colombia: in Rionegro (close to Medellin) and in Bogota. Those two managed services centers employ more than 700 professionals providing Spanish-speaking users with world-class services.
Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 20,000 employees serving clients around the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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