European IT group, SCC, released the figures from their 2016 financial year, and albeit a dip in its revenue by 1%, the companies shift to managed services has been proven worthwhile, leading the organisation to open new offices in the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
“We’ve had another strong financial performance in the areas identified in our business strategy as key to SCC’s long-term success,” said SCC Chief Executive, James Rigby. “We continued to make investments throughout FY16 in additional capability, improved facilities and skilled people – all geared towards delivering the very best service to our customers.”
Investing in DevOps in Vietnam
The new global delivery centre that will be based in Vietnam, with an Autumn opening date, will provide its customers with comprehensive level thee and four infrastructure support.
In reference to the new Vietnam base, Rigby, Chief Executive of SCC, said, “It’s an exciting time for SCC as we look further east to a location that combines a sufficient time difference with widely-available technical skills. SCC Vietnam will be incorporated by August 2016 an we are aiming for an initial headcount of around 50.”
“Vietnam is a country of over 90 million people with an average age of 30. It has a high quality education system, similar to Romania, with over 300 IT-only universities. English is widely spoken to a high standard and the time difference of London+7 is ideal for 24×7 customer support.”
Talking to CRN, Rigby said, “Developing our own applications is really important for the future if we are to be competitive,” he said. “[DevOps staff] will be working on our cloud-management platforms. Our Universal Cloud Gateway is a brokerage portal, from which we can provision and build hybrid clouds.”
Edited from sources Jordan Platt