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Opening of BlueNET Development & Support Center in Izmir, Turkey

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Hilmi Ozturk
Written by Hilmi Ozturk

oThere’s a scene in Jaws when Roy Schneider sees the size of the shark, staggers backwards and mumbles, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”.

After many successful years, our ambitions evolved to offer new products and services to our clients. Although our core service line will likely to remain “Business Analytics (BA)”, we would like to enrich our offerings to our customers with several other “complimentary” services and products especially in the following areas:

  • Post-Implementation Business Analytics(BA) Support and Maintenance (24/7 basis)
  • Managed Business Analytics (BA) Services in the areas of Big Data Analytics, Geo-spatial Analytics and Dashboard Development
  • Predictive Analytics
  • 3rd Party / Custom BA Portal Development
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Mobile Business Analytics (BA)

Since its establishment, BlueNET has known within IBM Partner Eco-System with two main characteristics:

  • High Quality of Services
  • Long-Term Partnership with our Customers

These characteristics has driven us to into the niche areas of Business Analytics(BA) with so many unique software customization work. And these customization needs created additional technical resource capacity. In July 2016, to fill our needs for the additional resource capacity, we decided to establish our first off-shore development and support center. Our search for such development & support center, coupled with our natural ties with Turkey, took us to ideEGE Technology Park located in Ege University in Izmir, Turkey.

Officially in operation since August, 2016, our Izmir Office will be the “corner stone” of our software development and BA support operations. As our powerhouse development center, this new office will play significant role in our R&D efforts for many of our new products such as BlueALLAINCE and BlueSPACE, which are currently under development. Similarly, by taking the advantage of the time differences (+8 hours) between Turkey and USA, we strongly believe that our Izmir Office will provide so many added benefits to our supported customers when it comes to monitoring of their non-business hour data processing tasks. The addition of our Izmir office will not only enable us to provide 24/7 support coverage to our existing customers but also significantly enhance our R&D capabilities.

Why ideEGE, Izmir? The answer was very simple for us. ideEGE is located within Ege University campus, which is known as one of Turkey’s most prestigious universities in the region with 3,155 teaching staff, 3.500 administrative personnel and more than 44.000 students. Similarly, the university provides one of the most advanced computer infrastructure in Turkey coupled with so many attractive incentives to start-up R&D organizations. This will provide BlueNET a wide open access to so many new technical talents and ease of integration with our US offices.

Last Friday was a milestone for our newly established operation where we conducted our first ever virtual “inter-continental collaboration” session between our Izmir and US offices via GoToMeeting.

We are truly excited about this new operation and fully committed its growth in the upcoming months… Please stay tuned for our updates and progress about our new products and services offerings in the upcoming months.

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About the author

Hilmi Ozturk

Hilmi Ozturk

As a 20 year veteran of IT Industry, Mr. Ozturk co-founded BlueNET in 2004 with Mr. Koca. In the course of his professional career, he has held senior level positions with Apple, SONY, Deloitte & Touche, and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

Prior to founding BlueNET, Mr. Ozturk was managing his own consulting firm, Cubixom Solutions, providing niche consulting services in Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehousing areas to clients throughout the United States. He successfully managed this BI practice until December 2004, when he joined his forces with his partners to establish BlueNET Technologies Inc. .Through Mr. Ozturk's contributions and leadership, BlueNET has established strong reputation in BI and Data Warehousing.

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