LogicNow to double staff in global software push

Forbes: aiming to grow in Asia
Forbes: aiming to grow in Asia
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SOFTWARE firm LogicNow is to almost double its workforce as it expands into a variety of new global markets.

The firm, which provides IT support for companies with management tools for their hardware and software, is due to move into bigger headquarters in Edinburgh this year, and also has major operations in Dundee.

Its headcount is growing from about 300 to 500, with many of the jobs being created in its Scottish offices as it works with local partners to pick up business in Latin America and Asia.

General manager Alistair Forbes, who started the firm which gradually evolved into LogicNow in 1994, said global expansion meant UK sales accounted for just 10 per cent of revenues.

“We’ve seen very strong growth in the business over the past several years as we’ve built up the products we have and grown into new geographic markets,” he said. “We are seeing ­additional opportunities still.”

The firm, which started life as HoundDog Technologies before being bought by GFI Software in 2009 and is now being spun out as a self-standing entity, has also made a number of strategic acquisitions.

Having gained bases in western markets, it has been growing in Latin America and Australia in the past two years and has more than 11,000 customers worldwide.

Forbes said: “We’re also looking at expanding the business into Asia, because we have very little business there at the moment.”

Japan is likely to be the firm’s first target in the Far East, with a drive expected to take place next year once a local partner has been ­secured.