Deals done this past week

31 Jan 2011

An overview of the week in deals in the Irish technology sector.

Irish firm wins €850,000 contract with South African company

Dun Laoghaire company Oghma Services Ltd will provide South African software development and consultancy company Hambisana Media & Technologies Ltd with training and training material for its client training in Africa, Europe and the Americas in a €850,000 deal.

The contract is the first Oghma Services, a provider of technical education and training services to the ICT sector, has secured with Hambisana, a software development and consultancy company that specialises in the delivery of multimedia products and services to the digital broadcast and telecommunications industries.

The contract falls within Hambisana’s digital broadcast and IPTV global solutions service portfolio; IPTV being the delivery of high-definition, standard definition TV services over the internet.

Sonru enters UK by teaming up with

Enniscorthy company Sonru has announced its formal entry into the UK market via a reseller agreement with the UK’s largest network of regional job boards,

Sonru’s online automated video tool works by recruiters posting an interview online (specifying the time allowed to read and answer each question) and sending an email invitation to relevant candidates.

Using a webcam, candidates answer the questions set, with recruiters then free to review the video responses at their convenience.

Fergal O’Byrne, CEO, commented: “ is a very enthusiastic adopter of new and innovative technologies and video interviewing fits perfectly with its existing product suite and offers real value to their customer base.”

Mark Riley, marketing manager of, said it would be the only job board able to offer “such an innovative solution”.

“We have been at the forefront of developments in online recruitment since we were founded and this latest announcement is no exception. Sonru’s technology will have a radical effect on the UK’s recruitment process, speeding up interviewing and cutting costs and inefficiency in the process.” and partner on Classifieds channel has announced the launch of its new Classifieds channel in partnership with Irish online ads site,

The content partnership enables visitors to the portal direct access to the full suite of buy and sell items available from

The new Classifieds channel has been fully customised and integrated into the website and is a key part of its Lifestyle content section, which also includes channels for motoring, property, eating out and competitions.  

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