Unisys (NYSE: UIS) today announced the creation of a new Application Modernization Center of Excellence (AMCOE) to be based in St. Louis, Missouri.
The center, which is expected to create 300 IT jobs by 2012, will provide a central team of highly skilled experts focused on building, operating, and maintaining innovative, leading-edge software applications for Unisys federal government and commercial clients.
The new center will serve as the core application development hub for Unisys Federal Systems, centralizing application modernization services and support provided for Unisys government clients, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA Rural Development agency recently awarded a contract to Unisys for applications modernization and end user support services to support the full range of the agency’s programs serving the citizens of rural America.
Unisys has begun to hire staff for IT positions in the areas of applications development. Certified developers at the center will also work to develop applications for Apple Mac, Apple iPhone and Apple iPad environments in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. federal government.
“Working with business and labor to create and retain jobs for Missouri has been my primary focus as governor,” said Jay Nixon, Governor of Missouri. “Creation of the Unisys Application Modernization Center of Excellence in St. Louis, which is expected to create hundreds of IT jobs in the city, is an important step forward in our commitment to attracting sustainable, living-wage jobs to our state. Unisys has a strong and established IT presence within our state, and we are pleased that they have chosen to grow their business here in Missouri.”
The center, which is currently operating out of a temporary location, is expected to move to its permanent location in downtown St. Louis by the fall of 2010.
“I’m pleased to welcome Unisys into the City of St. Louis,” said St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay. “Unisys is the type of forward-thinking company that will thrive in our urban environment. Unisys will provide more good jobs to city residents, and our city will provide the talent this company needs to succeed.”
“This new center underscores Unisys commitment to innovation and bringing our federal clients the highest quality, most cost-effective service delivery resources to help them modernize and maximize return from their IT systems,” said Ted Davies, president of Unisys Federal Systems. “Our new St. Louis facility will position us to better serve our federal clients and give us access to a talented pool of employees.”
Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 24,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.