U.S.-based IT giant Oracle announced plans in January 2016 to open a Cloud Sales Center and create more than 400 new positions in the Netherlands as part of a recruitment drive to hire 1,400 cloud sales professionals across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The California company, which already has well-established headquarters in Utrecht, chose a renovated warehouse in Amsterdam for its new facility.
Trendzer, a UK-based market leader of transactional website, marketing and cloud services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), announced plans in August 2016 to open a Dutch branch in Almere. The company also signed a contract with Dutch communications giant KPN, enabling KPN to provide unique services to Trendzer’s Dutch customers. The project will result in the creation of 60 new jobs in Flevoland.
International cloud computing company Zoho announced the opening of a new data center in Amsterdam in July 2016. Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with international headquarters in India and offices in Austin, London, Yokohama and Beijing, the company employs more than 4,000 across the globe.
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In February 2016, Israeli security agency SDR announced the establishment of a European subsidiary on the Hague Security Delta Campus in The Hague. The new WeAware+ B.V. will join the growing network of businesses that make up the largest security cluster in Europe.
IT Goes Dutch
Known as the “Digital Gateway to Europe,” the Netherlands offers an unparalleled information and communications technology infrastructure, a tech-savvy, English-speaking workforce and a competitive tax climate. Plus, Holland leads the European Union in overall startup adoption, according to the European Digital Forum, with an 85 percent success rate, and places first for increasing access to talent, with tailor-made programs to attract foreign entrepreneurial workers.
It’s no wonder more tech companies than ever—from growing startups to multinational giants—chose the Netherlands for their headquarters, data centers and marketing and sales operations in 2016.
“The Netherlands is a relatively mature cloud market within EMEA and having proven its benefits businesses are now really looking to realize the full potential of the cloud.”
René van Stiphout
Oracle the Netherlands
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