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DAMOVO CONTINUES EXPANSION AFTER €1.5M INVESTMENT


Damovo has invested €1.5 million in training, systems and software development whereupon it brings the total number of countries supported from Ireland to 76, which makes the Irish Global Centre of Excellence one ot the busiest in the Damovo Group. Key region managed include Europe, Asia and Latin America.

In addition Damovo’s Services business is also managed from Ireland
Damovo’s Global Services business is also managed from Ireland. It is basically concentrated on providing services for leading international systems integrators including HP, Verizon, BT, Telefonica and Singtel.

The company is proactively managing the communications needs of over 700 national and international customer sites from its Irish Network Operations Centre (NOC), including one of the world’s largest FMCG organisations and one of Europe’s top telecommunications companies.

This will increase by a further 300 sites by the end of 2016. Support is provided round-the-clock by a customer service team who can call on a pool of over 120 networking specialists from other national and regional centres of excellence.

In addition to its global services operations in Ireland, Damovo’s Irish business has also had a very positive year, with positive momentum continuing into 2017.

This local market success mirrors Damovo’s upbeat international performance, which saw group revenue increase 12% to €92M in the last financial year.

Managing Director at Damovo Global Services and Ireland, John McCabe said, “We have had a strong year, with growth boosted by a number of key new customer wins both here in Ireland and through our Damovo Global Services business.”

He added, “Our strategic investments in technical and sales resources across the Group are enabling us to build a high performance business here and this reinvigoration has delivered a marked turnaround in all aspects of our operations. We are very excited about the future.”

 

Damovo is an established European-based, global technology services firm with over 40 years’ experience in the ICT industry. We deliver services on behalf of Systems Integrators, IT Service Providers, and enterprises located around the world.

Damovo Global Services is the go-to partner for U.S. and North American-based enterprises and technology providers who need service delivery support in markets around the wor

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Athlone IT sets out goal to become a technological university


Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) will become a technological university, according to a new strategic plan published today.

According to the new vision statement for the institute, AIT “will be a technological university distinguished by outstanding learner experience, international focus, distinctive regional contribution and high quality impact of its staff, teaching, applied research and innovation.”

Entitled Global Focus – Regional Impact, the plan sets out a series of seven pillars for the future growth and development of the institute through 2018.

International expert on higher education, Prof Simon Marginson of the Institute of Education in London, launched the plan.

Amongst the key strategic goals outlined in the plan are for AIT to grow its student population by 15pc to 6,000. That learner cohort is going to be more diverse, comprised of more post-grads and more lifelong learners. The plan points to reform of curricula and increased retention rates of 78pc.

An ambitious goal

A target of €6m per annum from non-exchequer sources is identified. Amongst the mechanisms for generating this will be the provision of international campus management services and the development of a high-performance sport centre of excellence.

“Becoming a technological university will enable us to better serve the needs of our students by providing them with an applied and internationally focused education,” AIT president Prof Ciarán Ó Catháin said.

“It will enable us to better meet the needs of employers for highly qualified and work-ready graduates.

“It will enable us to better meet the needs of entrepreneurs and industry for a research and innovation partner. And, it will enable us to better serve the many and various community groups that are the backbone of this midlands region.

“Becoming a technological university will amplify the best aspects of what we do; it will enhance our reputation, and provide a platform for future growth,” Ó Catháin added.

Acknowledging that achieving technological university status is “an ambitious goal,” Ó Catháin said, “When you examine the criteria for TU status published by the government, it quickly becomes apparent that AIT is one of the leaders in terms of reaching those metrics.

“We are to the forefront in terms of the percentage of staff with PhDs, research activity, the diverse nature of our student population, and so on. That excellence in performance spurs us on to even greater goals.”

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SAP and Ericsson to create almost 400 R&D jobs


Almost 400 new jobs are to be created across three counties by two multinational technology companies.

SAP is increasing the numbers it employs in Galway and Dublin by 260, while Ericsson is to create 120 new jobs in Dublin and Athlone.

Global business software firm SAP operates in 130 countries, including Ireland where it already employs 1,200.

This morning the company announced it is to add 60 new research and development roles at its R&D centre in Citywest in Dublin.

It also expects to fill a further 200 technology support positions in Dublin and Galway this year, with recruitment already under way.

Elsewhere, the fifth largest software company in the world, Ericsson, is to add 120 jobs at its Dublin and Athlone operations.

The jobs are across a range of areas, including software development, programme management and consultancy.

Both investments are supported by the Department of Jobs through the IDA.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton said ICT was a sector targeted by the Action Plan for Jobs and the announcements were a huge boost for the counties concerned and the country.

He said the Government had put in place measures to support growth in the ICT sector and he was determined to see further growth.

IDA Chief Executive Barry O’Leary said the R&D carried out by Ericsson in Ireland is at the cutting edge of technology, and helps attract other ICT firms.

On the SAP announcement, he said the company’s decision to invest further in Ireland is a vote of confidence in Ireland’s technological capabilities and strong track record in the sector.

Liam Ryan, Managing Director of SAP operations in Ireland, echoed Mr O’Leary’s comments, saying the expansion is a vote of confidence in the ability of SAP’s Irish-based operations to continue to attract talent that will be a source of innovation and support.

He also urged all stakeholders in the education and employment sectors in Ireland to work together to ensure a continued healthy pipeline of talent and skills to meet demands in the ICT sector.

Traoloch Collins, Managing Director of Ericsson in Ireland, said the country is now a major research and development hub for the company globally.

He added that the business is seeking highly-skilled people who want to work in a dynamic and creative environment.

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