NetIQ to establish Centre in Galway
NetIQ Corporation to establish Operations Centre in Galway
galway.net , 20 September 2002
US company NetIQ Corporation (NTIQ), a leading provider of systems to manage and monitor the computer environment in business is establishing a Centre in Galway, with the support of IDA Ireland. The new Operations Centre will service the European, Middle East and African markets and is expected to create 180 new jobs over the next six years. 80 of the jobs will be recruited within three years.
The company's initial operations in Galway will provide technical support and financial shared services functions. Most of the new jobs will require graduates, many with multi-lingual skills, qualified in the wide range of disciplines being handled.
The Galway operation, which is to locate at the Parkmore East Business Park, is the largest investment undertaken by NetIQ outside of the US. It will be a strategic operation for the company in its global business and an integral part of its future worldwide plans.
Announcing the new investment, the Tánaiste, Mary Harney said: "Increasingly we are proving that despite the global downturn Ireland has retained the capacity and the competitiveness to attract investments which will create quality employment in higher value-added activities. NetIQ is very welcome to Ireland and to Galway. It is a technology leader in its business and will transfer this knowledge to the Galway operation. In addition, NetIQ will create opportunities for suppliers, as already illustrated by the contract for global distribution of its product which as been awarded to Modus Media in Limerick."
The Tánaiste continued: "Earlier in the week I announced 470 new jobs in three companies in Dublin, Dundalk and Arklow, all in companies seeking to expand and enhance the value of their existing operations. NetIQ is another example of the type of investment we are seeking to attract and it is clear that both Government policy and IDA strategy are achieving some successes. 650 new jobs this week might suggest that Ireland is bucking the global trend when it comes to attracting new foreign investment."
NetIQ's recognition as a technology leader in the Microsoft Windows management market received a significant endorsement from Microsoft Corporation in 2000, when it entered into a strategic technology, development and marketing agreement. The goal of this partnership is to provide tools to manage critical Windows-based servers and applications in enterprise computing environments. Building on its success in the Windows management market, NetIQ now delivers management solutions that enhance business performance, resulting in higher returns on infrastructure and Web investments.