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Information Technology

The UK develops software for many applications and international companies, providing funding for research and development. About 100,000 software companies operate across the country, among which are IBM and HP. Many key global IT businesses choose to locate in the Thames Valley, which for many years has been known as the UK’s Silicon Valley.

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The UK headquarters of global software giant Microsoft are known as the Microsoft Campus, and are found at Thames Valley Park, not far from the centre of Reading. Oracle, who offer a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications, platform services and engineered systems, also chose Thames Valley Park as the home of their UK headquarters, with neighbours including; ComputacenterDigicom 360ForcepointOpenText and Jive Software.

Right: CloudFactory combine people and technology to provide a cloud workforce for machine learning and core business data processing. Hear directly from CEO Mark Sears as to why the Thames Valley was their destination of choice.

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One of the six Cisco offices in the UK is based at Green Park, near Reading. The location gives Cisco around 60 neighbours including many in the IT sector.

One of 10 start-ups to be named in Tech Nation’s Rising Stars (2019), based at Harwell Campus. Establishing the industry standard for trusted digital media capture, it enables mobile devices to capture photos and videos which can be queried for authenticity of content, time and location.

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Dell has approximately 2,500 employees in the UK, over five main locations – one of which is Bracknell; a town located in the Thames Valley.

With over 14,000 employees in the UK and Ireland, Fujitsu is the largest Japanese employer in the region. Fujitsu Technology Solutions has one of its 12 UK locations in Bracknell, from where they offer the full range of infrastructure products, solutions and services. Also in the Thames Valley are Fujitsu Electronics Europe’s Maidenhead offices.