IBM Inaugurates New Service Center

IBM is opening a new center of information technology in Costa Rica as the first stage of a $300 million investment over 10 years.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

This investment of $300 million is scheduled to run over 10 years and there are plans to employ about 1,000 professionals by 2014, reported Elfinancierocr.com.

Services to be provided at this site include assisting corporate clients in areas such as servers, storage systems, security services, maintenance and monitoring hardware and software, and defect prevention processes.

Among the personnel that IBM will hire are project managers, technicians and systems engineers, and IT and software engineers.

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IBM Announces Service Center in Costa Rica

June 2011

$300 million will be invested over the next ten years to build a new center for information technology services, creating 1,000 jobs by 2014.

A press release from the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica states:

IBM's operation in Costa Rica currently provides services in human resource processes, management of customer relations, finance, accounting and shared services to IBM customers in North and South of the USA.

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March 2012

Costa Rica has established itself as service center for international companies, who are encouraged by its human capital and the fact that it is in the same U.S. time zone.

About 110 service companies in the free zone generated $1.66 billion in 2011, equivalent to 33% of the county’s total exports.

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Güegüe Education, leading provider of certified education in Information Technology (IT), announced that it will open a new IT Educational Center

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Bridgestone’s New Financial Services Center

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Bridgestone's accounting operations in at least seven countries in Latin America will be managed from Costa Rica in its new Shared Services Center in San Jose.

A statement from the Costa Rican Coalition for Development Initiatives (CINDE) reads:

• Costa Rica was selected as the site for operations after a rigorous review process.

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