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Oracle to increase headcount

Oracle today said it will increase its headcount in India to 10,000 in the next eight months, while expanding into nine non-metro cities.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2006 11:52 IST

Global enterprise software company Oracle said on Tuesday that it will increase its headcount in India to 10,000 in the next eight months, while expanding into nine non-metro cities.

The current headcount in India is 8,600 people across six cities which would be increased to 10,000 in next eight months, company president Charles Phillips told reporters.

Oracle was also scheduled to increase its presence in nine non-metro cities including Ahemdabad, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Lucknow, Pune and Vishakhapatnam, he added.

To supplement its reach in India, the company also plans to increase partner network across all 15 cities and industry segments, especially within the SME market.

Oracle currently has 275 partners in India with the last 75 coming in 2005. To support company initiatives, it has invested close to 2 billion USD in last five years.

First Published: Jan 10, 2006 16:36 IST