Feeds

Borland bails out of California, moves HQ to Austin, TX

Texas hold 'em

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Borland Software is moving its management and operations team out of Silicon Valley and into Austin, Texas.

The company, which re-located to its current Cupertino HQ from across the Valley just a few years back, is shifting up 200 of its 1,168 staff to Austin, Texas, by the end of this year. Those waving adios to CA are back-office staff along with its chief executive, chief financial officer and senior vice president of human resources.

The move expands Borland's existing 35-person strong Austin R&D facility.

A spokesperson told The Register that Borland's CodeGear tools subsidiary, comprising some 300 people, would remain at Borland's Scotts Valley location.

In a statement chief executive Tod Nielsen said Austin provided a "cost-effective environment" and local skills to "execute on our plan to profitability." He had committed Borland, which lost $51m on $304m revenue in 2006, to profitability during the year's closing quarter.

An upbeat Nielsen said: "In Silicon Valley, we are a small fish in a big pond. In Austin we can be a leading software brand that can attract great talent."

While Borland has suffered, er, execution "issues", the company joins many other California-based companies fleeing the state, shortage of skilled labor and incentives from rival states. Twenty-five companies have moved to Austin during the last seven years.®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Preview redux: Microsoft ships new Windows 10 build with 7,000 changes
Latest bleeding-edge bits borrow Action Center from Windows Phone
Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email
Print this article out and give it to someone tech-y if you get stuck
Microsoft promises Windows 10 will mean two-factor auth for all
Sneak peek at security features Redmond's baking into new OS
UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source
Entity Framework goes 'code first' as Microsoft pulls visual design tool
Visual Studio database diagramming's out the window
Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...
Wobbly Gmail, Contacts, Calendar on the other hand ...
DEATH by PowerPoint: Microsoft warns of 0-day attack hidden in slides
Might put out patch in update, might chuck it out sooner
Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'
Open-source 'love' fairly runneth over at cloud event
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.