Dimension Data to launch Sydney services centre

The centre will create around 300 jobs following its first year of operation

Dimension Data has partnered with the NSW Government to shortly open a new Global Service Centre (GSC) in the Sydney IT hub of North Ryde.

The GSC, which will complement DiData’s existing Melbourne centre, will provide 24x7 technical IT support services for networks, storage, servers, desktop environment, business applications, contact centres, security and other related services

The centre is expected to employ 130 staff in the first year of operation then grow to more than the approximately 300 staff already employed at the Melbourne GSC.

Dimension Data’s chief operating officer, Ken Westwood, said the NSW Government’s investment in the Sydney GSC — the sum of which has not been made public — would help benefit the state’s economy.

“Through this investment, Dimension Data will increase its commitment to the NSW community by providing greater employment opportunities in the local IT sector, and we hope this will also help to raise the profile of IT as a career choice to tertiary students,” Westwood said in a statement.

The GSC will aid the services company in winning more business in the country, similar to the $12 million Queensland Government ICT consolidation program contract announced in September.

In October, Japanese mobile operator NTT said it had completed the buyout of Dimension Data.

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