Posted on 28. Oct, 2010 in Victoria

Hot off Channel Nine’s current The Secret Millionaire series, Melbourne entrepreneur Karl Redenbach is starting a new venture which will create 60 new jobs and promote Victoria’s information and communication technology (ICT) expertise internationally.

Minister for Information and Communications Technology John Lenders welcomed Online Services Corporation (OSC), at the global launch event at Telstra in Melbourne and said securing the headquarters was yet another example Victoria leading the nation in creating ICT jobs.

“Victoria is the nation’s ICT capital and we are set for an exciting ICT future after securing the hub of the National Broadband Network,” Mr Lenders said.

“Karl Redenbach is already well-known in the ICT community for his ground-breaking work as CEO of nSynergy Group — and through his appearance on Channel Nine’s The Secret Millionaire series he is becoming a household name.

“OSC will be one of the first Australian companies to bring Microsoft’s cloud-based Online Services solutions to the Australian market.

“With increasing demand for cloud-based solutions following the recent announcement of Microsoft’s Office 365, Online Services Corporation is well-placed to continue Victoria’s dominance of the ICT market.

“This is another vote of confidence in Victoria with our highly skilled workforce, competitive tax system and a very supportive government.”

Mr Lenders said that OSC will also be taking Victoria’s ICT excellence to the world.

“OSC has just established offices in San Diego, UK and Shanghai, providing new export opportunities and showcasing Victoria’s ICT expertise overseas,” Mr Lenders said

Mr Redenbach said Melbourne was a logical launch pad for OSC, providing the talented people and the strong economy the company needs to extend the company’s global reach.

“Melbourne has the skills and support we need to be a truly global company and take advantage of our role as the first global Microsoft partner to specialise 100 per cent in the online services space, expanding our reach into the US and the UK,” Mr Redenbach said.

“OSC will also be taking a leading role in helping shape Microsoft’s future cloud strategy through representing the Asia Pacific region on their global partner advisory council.”

Mr Lenders said Victoria was Australia’s ICT capital with more than 2000 jobs created so far this year.

“The Brumby Labor Government recently released our $110 million ICT action plan which will create jobs, increase economic prosperity and keep Victoria ahead of the pack,” Mr Lenders said.

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