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Ireland is experiencing a huge growth in the IT sector and with cloud computing being the new IT craze it seems just right that a company like Eventovate would receive financial backing from Bank of Irelands’ Start-up and Emerging Sectors Equity Fund managed by Delta Partners. The €700,000 investment is intended to go towards driving further growth into the European market estimated to be worth €260 million per annum.
What is cloud computing? Simply put its’ the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product it allows for resources, software and information to be provided to computers over a network such as the internet. It seems to be the newest cost saving mechanism for businesses. A cash strapped business can now outsource their expensive software and hardware at a fraction of the cost and with reduced stress.
This area of the IT sector has been highlighted by the Irish g [...]
A huge focus of the launch of the IEA report on the Top 250 Exporters was on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.
This is not surprising due to the growth in this area over the last few years with new global giants such as Google, Facebook and eBay setting up their European headquarters here.
John Whelan, CEO of the IEA, told the attendees of the launch that Ireland is now seen as the cluster location to be in for the ICT sector. This sector is going to be increasingly important going forward as Ireland continues to expand its cloud hosting capabilities. Mr. Whelan's speech is available to watch in our exclusive videos section.
This was highlighted by some of our National Enterprise Week speakers especially Paul Rellis of Microsoft, and Justin Keatinge of Version 1.
At the conference Rellis spoke about the [...]
The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), launched a new e-commerce website development fund aimed at Irish SMEs. The fund, called OPTIMISE, is worth €100,000 in total and aims to allow small to medium businesses to realise their online potential.
The OPTIMISE fund will enable ten Irish small and medium business owners to begin the process of transforming their existing online presence into a fully featured, transactional website custom-designed for their business’ needs.
The ten recipients will each receive €10,000 worth of professional technical and marketing support with which to plan and carry out a major e-commerce website upgrade. The upgrade will enable the ten successful SMEs to sell goods and services 24/7 to a global marketplace online.
The fund is open to applications from any organisation classified as an SME or micro-enterprise, which has an existing website that is accessible to the public and registered with a .ie domain name. Further details and online application f [...]
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