That;s me in the middle

That;s me in the middle

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Will Montana Homeowners Subsidize the Surveillance Industry?

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    New Oracle facility to bring in high tech jobs
    Posted: Dec 21, 2015 5:08 PM MDT
    Updated: Dec 22, 2015 2:18 PM MDT
    By Morgan McKay - MTN News

    Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte says Oracle is on the edge of an exciting new development that could showcase the opportunities of growth in Bozeman.

    “Montana…high tech, is somehow a contradiction in terms. But we found that the Montana work ethic combined with good leadership allows just about anything to happen,” said Greg Gianforte, Bozeman businessman.

    Greg Gianforte has partnered with Oracle in a way that will make Bozeman stand out to the rest of the world.

    “This is the Network Operations Center. This is a global command center for their cloud operations. They've signed a ten-year lease with us and we're thrilled,” explained Gianforte.

    The Network Operations Center will be the first one in North America. There are only two other Operation Centers in the world. One in Asia and one in Europe.

    “They're going to fly all their top customers from all over the country here to do dog and ponies to show off the great work that they do at Oracle and bringing applications to the cloud,” said Gianforte.

    This center will bring in not only more jobs, but high-paying, high-tech jobs.

    “Oracle actually has over twelve hundred jobs open that can be filled here in Montana,” said Gianforte.

    “Just having Oracle as a Bozeman company has raised our profile as a community, as a business community, and allowed us to leverage that presence here in Bozeman,” explained Brit Fontenot, Economic Development Director.

    The whole operation center will be 20,000 square feet.

    “It has twelve-foot ceilings. It's going to have high definition TVs all the way around and this is like a NASA command center for their data centers globally. So from this center, there will be high tech assistant administrators monitoring the operations of hundreds of thousands of computers all over the world,” said Gianforte.

    The addition will bring Oracle in Bozeman to a 120,000 square feet of office space.

    “We're excited that Oracle is expanding their commitment to Montana by bringing more high wage jobs here. And this building is just another sign of the future that more of our kids can actually stay here and not have to leave the state,” said Gianforte.

    “We're not having to bring people from the outside, but they are using our own workforce in order to meet their human resources needs. That would be a huge win for the community because now for the first time in a long time, people aren’t having to leave to find the jobs that they want,” explained Fontenot.

    The Network Operations Center is well underway and should be completed in about a year

    Note: Gianforte has taken a key step toward a run for governor, filing the paperwork needed to raise campaign money and form an exploratory committee for a candidacy.

    Gianforte, a Republican, has been touring the state promoting telecommuting, but for months has declined to say whether he is going to run for governor against incumbent Steve Bullock (D).

    CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that the development could bring more than 1,000 jobs to Bozeman. Gianforte spokesperson Aaron Flint clarifies that 1,000-plus telecommuting jobs could be located anywhere in Montana