Toshiba Tec will open the first software development center in the United States

Toshiba Tec would open a new US hub in Dallas, Texas this fall to develop and market point-of-sale (POS) software for retailers.

Toshiba Tec, a subsidiary of Toshiba, expects to have more than 30 software engineers working at the hub by the end of March, according to Nikkei Asia. The company aims to double the number of employees at the site by 2025.

The new Dallas hub is expected to be its first US-based software development site, although it already has three other offices in South Dakota, California and North Carolina.

Toshiba Tec aims to develop a shared point-of-sale platform for retailers and provide additional services, including creating customized systems for customers by adding functionality through the cloud. Additionally, the platform is configured to bundle services offered by other developers.

The company already provides major retailers in the United States with software to track in-store and online sales to streamline product returns, and says it was the first Japanese company to export point-of-sale systems to United States since 1979. The company plans to expand the options available to customers. in its new Dallas hub, as well as collaborating with outside companies.

The Japanese company is a leader in point-of-sale systems in its native country. However, it has been affected by the country’s declining population which has undermined prospects for a growing retail market, meaning it has had to redouble its efforts to expand into other locations in the future. foreign.

Toshiba Tec intends to use the Dallas site to attract new customers and boost the services it offers, especially since it already markets its platforms in the United States. It hopes to pull in more than $109 million in sales in 2024, about four times its projected gross sales in 2022.

IT Professional has contacted Toshiba Tec for comment.

In May 2021, Toshiba Tec’s business in France made headlines when it was hit by a ransomware attack orchestrated by hacking group DarkSide. This is the same ransomware group that the FBI blamed for the Colonial Pipeline attack in the United States. The company said the scope of the attack was limited to parts of Europe since it took steps to shut down networks and systems operating between Japan and Europe.

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