In a landmark relocation for the community, Ross Perot moved EDS (Electronic Data Systems) to Plano. Later, Mr. Perot formed Perot Systems and again selected Plano as the headquarters location of his new corporation. Both companies laid the groundwork for other software and information technology companies to relocate and grow in Plano. Notable Plano companies include Intel Security (formerly McAfee), CA Technologies, Intuit, Heartland Payment Systems and Insight Enterprises.
DFW offers a large base of computer and tech talent with over 85,000 computer programmers, engineers, systems analysts and computer support specialists. Filling the pipeline with talented employees, neighboring University of Texas at Dallas has one of the nation’s largest computer science programs.