||Bull opened mid-November a service center in the French city of Bordeaux dedicated to software developments around new information technologies. Applying its strategy that led to Bull’s creation of service centers in Grenoble and Marseille, the Bordeaux service center will meet a growing demand for development, innovation and computing expertise from both the public sector and businesses. |
The service center at Bordeaux will capitalize on Bull’s R&D investment over the last ten years in innovative projects for telecoms operators, based around enterprise and mobility portal solutions such as geolocation, solutions for supporting mobile workforces and embedded video surveillance. Bull has worked closely with operators in these fields on major projects to meets the specific needs of enterprises.
The service center provides access to experts in systems architecture, development and integration, and offers its customers access to a range of professional, automated resources and tools they need to develop and support projects, all based around open systems applications and Microsoft technologies. These services are focused around ‘forge’ technologies that enable the shared and automated design, manufacture and maintenance of applications. At the center of this initiative is Bull NovaForge™, a shared industrial tool built around proven and secure distributed development methodologies. These methods are used by Bull’s R&D teams on the largest shared development programs, such as global collaboration with Open Source software communities.
Jean-Pierre Barbéris, General Manager of Bull Services and Solutions commented: “Bull’s new Service Center at Bordeaux is part of our strategy to increasingly professionalize and automate our services. We intend to increase the number of staff at the center in 2007, capitalizing on internal resources and recruiting locally. As a central pivot in innovative major mobile computing and development projects involving new technologies, the purpose of this center is to extend the local economic sphere of influence and strengthen Bull’s presence in the Aquitaine region.”