The Christchurch centre, part of HPâs applications services Best Shore delivery network, is designed to leverage the benefit of global delivery and reduce its associated risk. The Best Shore network focuses on providing the skills and expertise clients need from locations around the world, using consistent business and technical processes.
Christchurch is increasingly becoming a technology hub with a quality technology education sector and highly-skilled labour market. The centre is recruiting now and is expected to create a significant number of new jobs in Christchurch.
âThe Canterbury Development Corporation is wholly supportive of this initiative and is confident of numerous flow-on benefits for the local economy,â said Bill Luff, chief executive officer at Canterbury Development Corporation. âWe need to retain the talent coming out of our educational institutions. To achieve this, it is critical that we have enough work to keep them here, and this centre provides one such opportunity. The potential impact of a centre like this on the local economy is very significant.â
âThe proximity and the experience of the centre to Asia Pacific organisations will help reduce the risk and cost of completely offshoring work as part of their business strategy,â said Eric Clark, vice president, Applications Services â Asia Pacific and Japan, HP. âHP is a market leader in applications services and regional clients working with the Christchurch centre will benefit from similarities in time zones and language.â
The HP Christchurch centre offers applications development and management services focused on Java/J2EE, Microsoft .Net, testing and legacy systems. HP continues to invest heavily in developing these skills locally and plans are currently underway to enhance the centreâs SAP and Oracle capabilities. The HP Christchurch centre is part of a broader plan to expand HPâs applications services in New Zealand. HP is also in the process of establishing a specialist Government Applications Centre in Wellington to work closely with its
public sector clients, particularly in the areas of transformation and modernisation. The Christchurch centre joins HP delivery centres across China, India Philippines, Egypt, Poland, Slovakia, Argentina, Brazil and Costa Rica.