The School of Computing and Informatics partners with the following companies:
- Acadian Companies
- Acadiana Computer Systems
- Apex Innovations
- CBM Technology
- GE Capital
- Innovative Advertising
- Lafayette Advocates of Innovation and Design
- LHC Group
- Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE)
- McIlhenny Company
- Schumacher Group
- Stuller, Inc.
- Tata Consultancy Services
- UL Center for Business and Information Technologies
- Weatherford International
Several key technology companies recently have chosen to locate and/or establish facilities in Louisiana; these companies are as follows:
In March of 2013, IBM announced a major 800-job technology center in Baton Rouge, the purpose of which is to provide quantitative-intense business solutions to its domestic customers. The new IBM Technology Center will open in May of 2015 as part of a $55 million urban development.
Also in March of 2013, CenturyLink broke ground on its 250,000-square-foot headquarters expansion, which it calls its “Technology Center of Excellence,” adding 800 jobs in Monroe and 1,170 new indirect jobs in the greater Monroe area.
In April of 2014, CGI announced a 400-job technology center in Lafayette, the groundbreaking of which has already begun, as of January 2015. Specifically, by way of its new 50,000-square-foot facility, CGI will deliver technology solutions as an anchor tenant of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Research Park.
In July of 2014, Enquero, a company that provides technology solutions for major domestic customers, announced a 350-job enterprise software center in Lafayette.
In September of 2014, Perficient announced a 245-job software development center in Lafayette.
In addition to the expected several thousand jobs created by these technology companies, so-called non-technology companies (e.g., Bell Helicopter, Benteler, ConAgra Foods, and others) also require computer and information technology solutions, which are developed and deployed by Informatics professionals.