India’s Raybiztech chooses Melbourne for its Australian headquarters
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich- Phillips has today welcomed global ICT services and solutions company Ray Business Technologies Pty Ltd to Victoria.
Known as Raybiztech, the company has chosen Melbourne as its Australian headquarters and plans to create 30 new highly-skilled local ICT jobs over the next two years.
Raybiztech joins a succession of organisations to have announced new ICT operations, technology investments and job creation in Victoria since the beginning of 2014, including India’s Cyient, Dexler and Servion and US companies Asurion, TinTri and Equinix.
Welcoming Raybiztech to Melbourne, Mr Rich-Phillips said the Coalition Government had been working hard to make Victoria the key destination for international technology companies looking to set up in the region.
“Our Victoria’s Technology Plan for the Future – ICT is supporting continued growth, development and global competitiveness of Victoria’s ICT sector by attracting more investment and building a stronger Victorian ICT workforce,” Mr Rich-Phillips said.
“Victoria is now home to a $34.2 billion ICT sector, employing over 91,000 people and, with its critical mass of companies and research institutions, is Australia’s leading ICT economy.
“Since coming to office, the Victorian Coalition Government has facilitated more than $1.4 billion in new technology-related investment, which is creating more than 5,500 new jobs.”
According to Ray Business Technologies Co-Founder and Managing Director Mr Ajay Ray, the decision to set up in Melbourne was based on favourable factors such as costs, availability of a job-ready ICT workforce, market access, infrastructure maturity, government policies and ICT strategies.
“We considered different options and Melbourne came out in front as the best location and the place that best met our business requirements,” said Mr Ray.
“The Victorian Government provided us with assistance to information services on a range of matters such as company and workplace regulations, indicative salaries and relocation guides.
Its own ICT policies and strategies, such as the eServices Register were also a factor.”
The Victorian Government Business Office (VGBO) had initially met Raybiztech at an Oz Fest event in India in October 2012 during a trade mission, with the relationship subsequently evolving out of this initial meeting.
The Raybiztech announcement is a component of the Napthine Government’s Victorian Jobs in the 21st Century plan, a $33 billion initiative to create 200,000 jobs and provide training for nearly 850,000 Victorians.
Headquartered in Hyderabad, India, with offices in the USA and UK, Raybiztech delivers cloud, mobility, big data and social media solutions to its enterprise clients around the world, in the sectors of finance, healthcare, manufacturing, media, leisure and utilities.
The company is a leading solutions provider for enterprise portals and content management, and has the largest Kentico CMS team in the world.
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