A new $6 million office and innovation laboratory established in Melbourne will create 60 new jobs over the next three years.
Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips opened the laboratory established by Southern Cross Computer Systems in Hawthorn East.
Mr Rich-Phillips said the facility demonstrated new ways to take advantage of the rapid advancements in information and communications technology (ICT).
"This laboratory will help businesses find new ways to adopt emerging technology, store their information and access software remotely," Mr Rich-Phillips said.
"This will enable customers to test the impact of new functions, systems and tools to improve productivity, provide greater flexibility and make information available to their increasingly mobile workforce."
Southern Cross Computer Systems managing director Mark Kalmus said the new innovation centre would help Southern Cross to deliver IT solutions to help customers keep pace with the demands of changing business environments.
"We will continue enhancing our skills in the industry's advanced information technologies and help our customers to fully exploit the benefits," Mr Kalmus said.
Mr Rich-Phillips said Victoria's ICT industry continued to move from strength to strength.
"Last financial year the Coalition Government helped to facilitate more than 1,300 Victorian ITC jobs," Mr Rich-Phillips said.
"The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to actively supporting the development and growth of innovative and competitive ICT companies such as Southern Cross Computer Systems.
"The Coalition Government is investing $85 million in an ICT plan to help create a business environment that attracts new ICT expertise and investment and encourage business growth," Mr Rich-Phillips said.