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US cloud computing firm to offer 250 new posts with expansion

A CLOUD computing firm is to create 250 new jobs as part of a major expansion of its Irish operation.

US company VMware confirmed it would recruit 250 IT and finance graduates for its Cork plant as Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton signalled that further major job announcements were in the pipeline.

A further 40 new retail jobs are to be created at two new outlets in the MahonPoint Shopping Centre in Cork.

Electronics giant EMC yesterday hosted students that are doing a master's degree in cloud computing -- with the company's Cork vice-president Bob Savage saying it represented the biggest revolution in global computing since the internet.

Cloud computing offers companies huge cost savings and radically enhanced flexibility for their technology.

VMware started operations in Cork in 2006 and, by 2012, will employ 750 staff in Ireland.

Irish Independent