25 January 2016
By Tom Collins
Dara Murphy, Data Minister, welcomes further growth in Cork technology sector as global software brand Hortonworks, and indigenous cloud security firm, Fortuity, announce 60 new jobs over the coming 18 months.
Dara Murphy, Minister for Data Protection, has welcomed the further growth in Cork’s booming technology sector today and new job opportunities for local graduates following jobs announcements today by global software brand Hortonworks and leading indigenous data analytics technology firm, Fortuity.
Hortonworks are to open a new Centre of Excellence situated beside the Clarion Hotel in Cork City with the creation of 50 jobs, while Fortuity are expanding their operations in Carrigtwohill, Co.Cork and recruiting for 10 highly skilled positions.
Commenting on Cork’s growing international reputation as a “Go To” investment location and favourite hub for the growing ICT sector, Data Minister Dara Murphy TD said:
“Today’s jobs announcements by Hortonworks, who are recognised as a leading multinational technology brand, as well as, Fortuity, a successful indigenous, data technology firm, indicates how Cork has become a favourite investment location for the ICT sector.”
“Although Hortonworks already has offices in 17 cities around the world, its decision to move to Cork was credited to three major factors; IDA support in Cork, the available talent pool in our university city, and the presence of other major businesses in the area, such as, EMC. The US multinational company also counts Trustev, founded by Cork entrepreneur Pat Phelan, and recently acquired by TransUnion, among its clients. The new Cork office now joins Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney, London, Paris, Budapest and Seoul in Hortonworks’ international network.”
“In parallel with Cork’s success in attracting global multinational investment, I am delighted to see continuing jobs growth by local indigenous ICT companies, such as Fortuity. It is significant that both of these technology companies work with clients of all sizes, and across a range of sectors, as SMEs across the world continue to adopting cloud, security and data analytics services.”
“There is no longer a perception that these solutions are just for multinationals, but that small and medium sized businesses can benefit and leverage business opportunities very successfully by incorporating them into their businesses. Last year, over 2,712 new jobs were created by Enterprise Ireland supported indigenous companies in Cork., which is proof that this is a broad-based recovery.”