NetSuite Opens Cloud Development Center in Czech Republic

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-11-03 Print this article Print

The new development center is located in Brno, Czech Republic and will focus on marketing NetSuite's cloud application services -- and partners' products -- to global companies.

Cloud services provider NetSuite announced Nov. 3 that has opened Europe's first IT development center dedicated to building cloud ERP-based business management software packages.

The new development center is located in Brno, Czech Republic and naturally will focus on marketing NetSuite's cloud application services -- as well as partners' products -- to global companies.

Brno is the Czech Republic's second-largest city and in just the last three years has become a destination for high-tech companies seeking qualified talent in Central Europe. NetSuite's office will be established at the South Moravian Innovation Center incubator, the company said.

NetSuite's home offices are located in San Mateo, Calif.

The South Moravian Innovation Center aims to promote entrepreneurship and commercialization of research and development in the Czech Republic's South Moravian Region.

The center will provide in-house business support, finance, legal, and business development experts, access to networking and funding, and comprehensive incubator and academic cooperation programs.

During the next year, NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson said, the company will to hire about 100 new employees at that location who will concentrate on software engineering and development across the company's product catalog, with particular focus in ERP, e-commerce, CRM, and mobile applications.

"After much research, we chose to locate the NetSuite European Cloud Development Center in Brno, Czech Republic," Nelson said. "The city's strong universities, rich history, and deep roster of other international IT leaders make Brno uniquely suited to meet our requirements for world-class engineering talent."

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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