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Australian, Belgian firms open software centre in Vietnam

Last update 06:00 | 09/11/2013

The Australian software producer Atlassian partnered with Pyramid Consulting Company of Belgium to launch a software development centre in Tan Binh district, Ho Chi Minh City on November 6.
The centre focuses on developing new features and plug-ins of Jira – a leading software in monitoring and managing technical faults, and Confluence – a foundation for information sharing and collaboration.
Atlassian Technical Deputy Director Jean-Michel Lemieux said that in the coming time, the centre will recruit additional 30 engineers, designers and product managers in preparation for the launch of new software products, serving more than 30,000 companies throughout the world, including Vietnam.
Meanwhile, Pieter van Diermen, Pyramid Consulting Legal Director, noted that the partnership will provide Vietnamese software engineers with opportunities to work in an international standard environment where they can learn and apply the latest software development techniques as well as share experience and knowledge with foreign colleagues.
Atlassian specialises in manufacturing software products for more than 30,000 companies around the world while Pyramid Consulting provides outsourced solutions in online media, mobile and software applications.
On the occasion, the two companies presented VND200 million (US$9,500) to the non-profit organisation Room To Read operating in Vietnam. The money will be used to build two libraries for students in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Source: http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/business/88681/business-in-brief-9-11.html