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New Zealand open source digital media company SilverStripe is ramping up its presence in Australia, selecting Victoria as its Australian headquarters and hiring 50 new staff.

Privately held SilverStripe was launched in 2000 providing open source content management systems and a web development services. It says its tools are now used by around 20,000 web developers globally.

New positions created by SilverStripe will include project architects, new code designers and developers, creative directors, art directors and system integrators in areas such as quality assurance, network security, server and website administration and support.

"Melbourne is a logical location for us to establish our Australian base and grow from. Melbourne offers a strong collaborative business environment with significant opportunities for SilverStripe. Being in Melbourne will also enable us to better respond to our customers' needs in Australia and across the globe," Tim Copeland, co-founder of SilverStripe said.

The Victorian government is currently investing in the ICT sector to ensure that the right conditions exist in Victoria to support the growth of ICT businesses and boost Victoria's digital economy. ®

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