April 26, 2007
Today, T-Systems, the business customer unit of Deutsche Telekom, launched the country’s first center for excellence in software development in Reus, Spain. The center is just the first in a planned network of software development locations referred to as d-Core Network. d-Core in Reus, will begin operations in mid-May and is expected to generate about 100 new jobs.
Through d-Core Network, the business customer unit of Deutsche Telekom demonstrates its pioneering role in Spain on several levels. First, d-Core Reus is the first among other future d-Core Network centers in the rest of Spain. Secondly, T-Systems is at the forefront of establishing networked excellence centers in Spain, which are a brand new concept based on the specialization of excellence centers of a predefined size. d-Core Network is a reference project within T-Systems.
The launch of the d-Core Network center represents a new way of working in the software sector, because it establishes small and flexible development units close to universities that produce quality software. According to Ginés Alarcón, Chief Executive Officer of T-Systems Iberia, "This is a clear step forward in the implementation of our growth strategy in Spain, always taking into account our emphasis on quality and best service for our customers."
The launch of d-Core Network in Reus is a milestone in the development T-Systems Iberia’s program for software engineering excellence. The centre will specialize in java technology and applications for the public sector. The first project to be developed in Reus will be Gema (Gestió Econòmica per la Modernització de l’Administración: a new generation of public administration tools to support all areas of financial management. Twenty-five persons are to work on this project.
The team’s high degree of specialization and simplification of processes are two of the main factors of the d-Core Network center of T-Systems. It will have software architects and engineers, specialized developers and project leaders to carry out work of major size and complexity.
Reus as strategic enclave
The choice of Reus for launching d-Core Network is no accident: the area’s academic, institutional and communications potential was key in choosing this location.
In this sense, one of the most important points is the high potential of Reus in the field of the information technology and universities; beginning with Tecnoparc, a technological park managed by specialized professionals and where in the future d-Core Network will be established. Moreover, located there is Universitat Rovira i Virgili, a university in Catalonia and Europe renowned for the quality of its teaching, commitment to continuing education and excellence in research, development and innovation.
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