Datapac to create 20 jobs in new Cork office
Business development, technical support roles announced
TechTrade | 23 Sep 2011 :
IT solutions and managed services provider Datapac is to create 20 jobs over the next 12 to 18 months fllowing the opening of its new office in Cork. The 20 jobs will be in the areas of business development and technical support.
Datapac has more than 1000 business customers in Munster, including Boyle Sports and Glaxosmithkline.
With this expansion, Datapac expects to significantly increase its customer base in Munster, particularly as it has just entered into new partnership agreements with leading global technology companies, EMC and HP.
Datapac's 'Affiliate Elite' partnership with EMC will see both organisations working together on sales and marketing initiatives, particularly for cloud computing, storage and data recovery services. In addition, Datapac has been chosen as HP's choice of partner for nationwide onsite repair of in-warranty and commercial contracts for desktop PCs, laptops and printers.
David Kirby, general manager, Datapac, said, "This is a key strategic move for Datapac as we look to develop our business further in Cork and throughout the region. Our partnerships with some of the world's top IT companies such as EMC, Cisco, HP, VMware and Microsoft, allow us to introduce the very latest technologies, while providing local knowledge and support. We are delighted to be creating these new jobs and opportunities in the technology sector in Cork."
Jason Ward, Ireland country manager, EMC, said: "Partnering with Datapac ensures that EMC has greater coverage and penetration across the Irish market as we look to double our business here. We greatly value the experience and expertise Datapac has built up over the past 30 years. Its continued expansion through the opening of a Cork office to support the business, provides a great opportunity for us to develop our partnership, as we continue to increase our market share."
Established in 1982, Datapac currently employs around 150 people in a number of locations around Ireland.
Pictured (l-r): Tim Leary, EMC Ireland; David Kirby and Willie Fitzgerald, Datapac