Where world-class technology meets Swiss reliability
Switzerland is one of the top information technology countries in the world. The Greater Zurich Area in particular plays an important role in the digital economy as a base for IT companies in Europe. The Greater Zurich Area is a leading location for information technologies in Europe - just ask global tech giants like Apple, Disney, Google, and IBM that have found success in the region. Companies that locate information technology operations in the Greater Zurich Area benefit from wide availability of skilled talent, opportunity for cooperative efforts with top universities and innovative start-ups, and a stable, business friendly atmosphere.
In the World Economic Forum’s most recent Global Information Technology Report, Switzerland was cited as one of the most technologically advanced countries. The world report named Switzerland as one of seven countries that stand out in terms of economic and digital innovation impact. As one of the top countries in information technology, Switzerland has a robust IT infrastructure and a longstanding reputation for confidentiality. Swiss data protection laws appeal to international software development companies looking for the highest levels of data protection to store global information.
Switzerland is also politically stable with a temperate climate and low risk of natural disasters, which ensures big data is well protected against physical damage. In Greater Zurich Area specifically, the higher education system provides one of the highest quality educations globally across various technological disciplines, from data and computational science to cybersecurity. Combined with the fact that Switzerland is a multilingual country, it is no wonder that Greater Zurich has a successful track record of helping the world’s top tech companies launch operations here. The technological workforce largely speaks English, and Zurich has a thriving and diverse expatriate community. Could your technology company benefit from a modern and convenient European base of operations?
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Learn more about the benefits of doing business in the Greater Zurich Area.
The handbook provides information on the key locational advantages Switzerland has to offer.
The PDF outlines why Greater Zurich is a top location for European expansion.
The PDF provides key figures and information about Greater Zurich as a leader in AI.
This PDF provides information on Greater Zurich Area’s position as a top hub for innovation.
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