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GE Sees Doubling Software Hires as Big-Data Sales Outlook Rises

General Electric Co. is hiring twice as many programmers and engineers as originally planned for its software development hub near San Francisco after sales of new data analysis services exceeded the company’s expectations. Employment will reach 800 workers at the facility, where GE is crafting computer programs that can distill data collected from jet engines, locomotives and wind turbines, according to Bill Ruh, the executive leading the initiative. Sales of the first 10 applications designed at the center have reached $290 million this year, Ruh said. “We’re way ahead of where we thought we’d be in terms of offerings, and we’re very happy with the revenues as well,”

via Information Management.