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IBM launches new design centre, creates 20 jobs

March 4th, 2015

IBM launches new design centre, creates 20 jobs
New centre to create software, services and digital products
The IBM facility at Damastown , near Clonee, in Co. Meath. The new The Irish design centre will collaboratively create software for Big Data, cloud, mobile, social and cognitive computing solutions

The IBM facility at Damastown , near Clonee, in Co. Meath. The new The Irish design centre will collaboratively create software for Big Data, cloud, mobile, social and cognitive computing solutions

Karlin Lillington

Phil Gilbert

Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 09:01

First published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015, 09:01


Twenty high end jobs for designers will be created in Dublin this year for IBM’s new design centre, IBM Studios – Dublin, launched at its Damastown campus on Wednesday.

The design centre, one of over 20 globally, will bring bring together designers, software developers and product managers to create software, services and digital products in line with focused design principles.

“We have five flagship studios on the product side now: Austin (Texas), New York, Hursley (UK), Shanghai, and Dublin,” said Phil GIlbert, general manager, IBM Design. “And we’re hiring.”

The Irish Studio is part of a major drive in IBM to place design to the forefront. IBM is emphasising visual design, design research, user experience design and design development in both the mobile and industrial design areas.

Mr Gilbert said the company will be hiring hundreds of designers internationally to fill these new roles.

The Irish centre will collaboratively create software for Big Data, cloud, mobile, social and cognitive computing solutions. Designers will apply the principles of IBM’s new rapid-prototyping approach to design, which the company calls IBM Design Thinking.

Mr Gilbert, who helped develop the approach for IBM, said that people’s expectations of the technology they use in the enterprise have changed because of the focus on design in consumer and business products and apps.

IBM already has 20 designers based in Dublin. Mr Gilbert said the company would not only double the number of designers here this year, but would continue to expand in the future.

The new centre is a creative space with movable walls and ceiling-high whiteboards, which can be easily reconfigured in minutes, depending on the needs of the people using it.

After launching the Studio, Mr Gilbert will be visiting Irish design schools and universities this week.

IBM Studios – Dublin will join other specialised groups at the Irish campus, including IBM Research and Development Labs, Watson Solutions, and IBM’s European Digital Sales Centre.


Design software: From Mumbai Monorail to Aston Martin

May 19th, 2014

Design software is changing how the world around us is being planned. From building iconic structures to making movies, from manufacturing cars to solving climate change problems, from the Mumbai Monorail to an Aston Martin, design is the uniting factor

Last month Autodesk, the maker of computer-aided design (CAD) software, unveiled its 2015 Design Suites in India. Best known for AutoCAD—a software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting—the company aims to help professionals imagine, design and create a better world.

The 2015 family primarily includes seven suites. One, the AutoCAD Design Suite that offers a refined visual interface, better point cloud support to bring the real world into the AutoCAD canvas, and easier ways to work with online maps. Two, the Building Design Suite that delivers improved integration with BIM 360 cloud services and improvements to Autodesk Revit. Three, the Factory Design Suite (FDS) that introduces easier moves from 2D AutoCAD drawings to 3D factory layouts. Four, the Infrastructure Design Suite that includes enhancements to AutoCAD Civil 3D software. Five, the Plant Design Suite that rolls out improvements to AutoCAD Plant 3D software. Six, the Product Design Suite (PrDS) that has better modelling capabilities. And seven, the Maya 2015 software that adds new capabilities to the toolset.

To cut through the jargon, the 2015 family has something for everyone who is involved in the design and making of products and projects. Pradeep Nair, managing director, Autodesk (India & SAARC), says, “Users will notice a significant difference in how much easier it is to get their work done with the Autodesk 2015 Design Suites.” He adds that AutoCAD 2015 is the most ambitious redesign of the AutoCAD interface in more than 10 years.

Rajiv Bajaj, head, Manufacturing, Autodesk India, adds, “Both the PrDS and FDS provide designers with a complete set of tools and cloud services that allow them to simplify design, visualisation and simulation work-flows from product development through to delivery. By offering solutions that are scalable, cost-effective and open, our customers have the opportunity to design, manufacture and sell great products.” These two design suites have attracted testimonials too. Rajiv Gandhi, director, Vulcan Industrial Engineering, says, “Autodesk solutions have given us an exceptionally improved development process and have enabled us to implement all the product design activities on the PrDS.” Hemant Makwana, director, Taikisha Engineering India, adds, “We are excited with the implementation of the FDS, which will help us in.


Software Company Anahata Offers Services to Melbourne’s Design Industry

January 1st, 2014

Any owner in the Design industry would understand and appreciate the value of ICT solutions in todays world of business. It can determine the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and profitability of the business as a majority of the transactions are carried out online. ICT solutions ensure that receipts and payments are secure while incidences of fraud are reduced a great deal. Acquiring ICT solutions that are tailor-made for the Design industry keep your business competitive and even ahead of the competition. As such, Anahata has designed and developed ICT solutions for the Design industry.

Anahata is a certified MYOB developer partner and provides customized software that integrates seamlessly with MYOB AccountRight desktop and MYOB Account Right (cloud). Conversely, the company is also a Certified Oracle Partner and develops solutions based on Java, Java Enterprise Edition, MySQL and Oracle Database. Partnerships with other key players in the industry have led to the development of value adding ICT solutions like Barcode printing, hosting, mobility and RFID scanning.

The company uses a customer focused approach that features an iterative process involving on-site assessment where the software engineers gather all the relevant information to meet the clients requirements and needs in the design and development of the customized ICT solution so as to enhance operations and improve workflow.

The software application is continuously tested and refined during the development stage in order to make it user-friendly to the client while merging it with the existing infrastructure and systems. This is followed by on-site training in order to bring staff up to speed with the operation of the customized ICT solution.

For more details, visit the official website of Anahata at to learn more about the customized ICT solutions available for the Design industry.

About Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd

Founded in Perth, Western Australia in 2010 by Robert Nagajek and Pablo Rodriguez Pina, Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd is an Australian privately owned software development company specializing in the analysis, design, implementation and support of cost-effective, custom built software applications.

Anahatas preferred delivery approach is an iterative, agile, customer centric software development process where business analysts and developers work with the customers to gather requirements and an understanding of the current business processes, and to design and deliver a software solution that not only meets the businesss needs, but also is desgiend to improve business productivity.

During development, a continuous integration process allows customers to test the application regularly as it is being built. Upon implementation, customers staff are trained on the usage of the new system.

A key target for software developed by Anahata is quality. Quality is achieved by leveraging agile processes and tools, where customers can engage in the development process to define the scope of development iterations, tasks and prioritize goals.

Web based and manual code review processes along with comprehensive unit tests and integration testing ensure that delivered projects meet quality expectations of the customer.

Anahata offers its customers a 3 month warranty and support period where users can have unlimited phone or email consultation. Customers can access an online task and issue management system to log requests for enhancements (RFEs) or report any defects encountered during the testing or production stages. Anahata seeks to be the most customer centric of all software companies.

Anahatas preferred technological choice is to deliver cross-platform solutions based on open standards and open source technology that ensure stability, compatibility, and security over a long application lifespan. This enables a reduction in upfront and ongoing licensing fees.

Anahata is an Oracle Certified Partner and delivers custom software solutions based on Oracle Technology, such as Java, Java Enterprise Edition, MySQL or Oracle Database. The Perth software company is a also certified MYOB developer partner providing Custom Software solutions that can integrate seamlessly with any MYOB software package such as MYOB AccountRight desktop or MYOB AccountRight Live (cloud).

Anahata partners with a number of local companies to deliver integrated turn key solutions including hosting, infrastructure, barcode printing, mobility and RFID scanning amongst other technologies.

As a cross-platform software vendor, Anahata can deliver solutions for the Mac platform and integrate with existing Mac Applications. The software outsourcing company is experienced in developing Patient Record Management Systems running on the Mac Platform and integrating with medical applications such as Genie.

Anahata is also experienced in embedded device development using cross platform technologies to deliver embedded applications that run on low resources devices such as Intel Atom or ARM processors. These embedded devices can connect to external sensors via CAN, USB, ethernet or similar. An example of embedded development is a mining vehicle activity monitoring application for a local mining company.

Once a project has been delivered, Anahata works with its customers to promote the developed solution or the customers business in general on the digital media providing services such as search engine optimization, content writing or email marketing.

Anahata Technologies in Victoria

In May 2013, founders and directors Robert Nagajek and Pablo Rodriguez Pina appointed Joana Lopez Castrillo as Regional Manager for Victoria and started offering software development and consultancy services to medium and large companies based in Victoria as well as the local Victorian governments and universities.

Anahata Technologies India Pty Ltd

In 2013, directors Robert Nagajek and Pablo Rodriguez Pina established the fully owned subsidiary Anahata Technologies India Pvt Ltd aimed at providing IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing, services.

In November 2013, Pudattu Vijay Simha, a senior software engineer and employee of Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd was was appointed director of Anahata Technologies India Pvt Ltd to manage operations in India. Anahata Technologies India Pvt Ltd is based in the city of Hyderabad state of Andrah Pradesh.

Anahata Technologies India Pvt Ltd specialises in Oracle Java development and offers software development and BPO services to companies worldwide.

Anahata Technologies India Pvt Ltd provides business process outsourcing services to companies worldwide helping a wide range of businesses (from small family owned businesses to universities or global companies) reduce business process costs.

Anahata Technologies in Europe

Since 2013, Anahata Technologies offers services to any country within the European Union and has presence in Spain and Croatia.

In November 2013, founders and directors Robert Nagajek and Pablo Rodriguez Pina appointed Jose Julian Ariza Valderrama, a Senior Software engineer and employee of the custom software company as Europe Regional Manager to manage projects for customers based in Europe.


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