Embarcadero to lease space at Granite Creek Business Center

Embarcadero Technologies, which bought the Borland spinoff Code Gear in 2008, will move its 85 employees from 100 Enterprise Way to the Granite Creek Business Center in April. Full Story
shifty larry

Scotts Valley, CA

#1 Dec 24, 2009
Hmmm. A failed software company buys a failing unit of a failed software company that was crushed by a monopolistic software empire and then moves into the old support site of a monopolistic network gear empire.
Capitola

San Pedro, CA

#2 Dec 24, 2009
shifty larry wrote:
Hmmm. A failed software company buys a failing unit of a failed software company that was crushed by a monopolistic software empire and then moves into the old support site of a monopolistic network gear empire.
Interesting...can you spell that out to us with the names?
The whole tech run-up and crash is rather fascinating to me.
Thanks.
Coulrophobia

San Bruno, CA

#3 Dec 24, 2009
So now that old Borland headquarters on Enterprise Way will have maybe three people working there (outside of the private halth club that occupies the old Borland rec center). Pitiful. It's such a beautiful building, but built in an idiotic place. What a waste.
shifty larry

Scotts Valley, CA

#4 Dec 24, 2009
shifty larry wrote:
Hmmm. A failed software company buys a failing unit of a failed software company that was crushed by a monopolistic software empire and then moves into the old support site of a monopolistic network gear empire.
Sure.

Embarcadero buys Code Gear from Borland/Inprise, which was squashed by MS, and moves them into Cisco's old tech support site.

Note that Cisco bailed over the hill to save a few bucks. And so Scotts Valley has fewer good jobs and more commuters.

How about the city council tries to lure some good jobs here instead of companies like TARGET or other crummy retailers?
shifty larry

Scotts Valley, CA

#5 Dec 24, 2009
Coulrophobia wrote:
So now that old Borland headquarters on Enterprise Way will have maybe three people working there (outside of the private halth club that occupies the old Borland rec center). Pitiful. It's such a beautiful building, but built in an idiotic place. What a waste.
Why is it a waste?

If Santa Cruz County and the City of Scotts Valley didn't pushed every small to medium tech company away, then things would be much different there.

Taxes and regulation have driven away everyone but Seagate. NetFlix was founded in Scotts Valley and they left, building a campus in Los Gatos.

Big guys like IBM, Nokia, Cisco, and others have left because this area hates high-techers.
Rose Colored Glasses

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Dec 24, 2009
Seagate is only here as a ghost .
all Hard-drives are made in S.E.Asia ,
Corporate Headquarters are now in the Caymen Islands
Very few "Good" Jobs , or Taxes for Scots Valley
Coulrophobia

San Bruno, CA

#8 Dec 25, 2009
shifty larry wrote:
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Why is it a waste?
If Santa Cruz County and the City of Scotts Valley didn't pushed every small to medium tech company away, then things would be much different there.
Taxes and regulation have driven away everyone but Seagate. NetFlix was founded in Scotts Valley and they left, building a campus in Los Gatos.
Big guys like IBM, Nokia, Cisco, and others have left because this area hates high-techers.
It's a waste because there is this big, expensively built, energy consuming building (with appended sea of very-empty asphalt parking lot) on Enterprise Way, which is almost empty. And it has been so for years. How can you see that as anything other than waste and folly?

As for Seagate being the last holdout in SV, isn't there still a tech biz behind Skypark? Aviza Technology?
beaker mcracken

Scotts Valley, CA

#9 Dec 26, 2009
Coulrophobia wrote:
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It's a waste because there is this big, expensively built, energy consuming building (with appended sea of very-empty asphalt parking lot) on Enterprise Way, which is almost empty. And it has been so for years. How can you see that as anything other than waste and folly?
As for Seagate being the last holdout in SV, isn't there still a tech biz behind Skypark? Aviza Technology?
Aviza is even more of a ghost--and it's a toxic waste site! Scotts Valley's own SUPER FUND SITE!

I'd rather have a nice pool and a gym and park-like grounds (which, by the way, cover most of the location) than another strip mall or a big box. It's a nice place to work, too. Too bad that Scotts Valley only wants to keep tech losers in town (oh, and Jack In The Box!)

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