Unisys is creating a new Application Modernization Center of Excellence (AMCOE) to be based in St. Louis, Mo. 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 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.
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.
"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," says 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."
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