DSS wins €1.5m contract with DIT to provide HP tech

3 Jun 2004

Infrastructure and services firm DSS has been awarded a three year contract worth €1.5m to supply Dublin Institute of Technology with Hewlett-Packard (HP) servers, laptops and desktop PCs.

Dublin-based DSS, which makes an annual turnover of over €40m, is one of HP’s largest local resellers and has established partnerships with other IT vendors including IBM, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Novell and CommVault Systems.

The contract win with DIT follows a competitive tendering process to support the technology needs of DIT’s 2,000 staff across 40 sites as well as support for more than 20,000 students. DIT claims to have the highest connectivity levels than any other higher education institute in Ireland.

According to the managing director of DSS, Richard Nolan, the DIT deal complements a number of other contract wins by DSS with education and government institutions, including the National Centre for Technology in Education, the North Eastern Health Board, the Local Government Computer Services Board, Trinity College and the Department of Defence.

“Following a competitive tendering process, DIT has selected DSS as our partner on the HP platform,” said David Scott, chief information systems officer with DIT. “Their ability to provide us with the most competitive pricing while having excellent technical capabilities to meet our requirements were key factors in making our decision,” he added.

By John Kennedy