ICT solutions provider Datapac is to create 20 new jobs over the next 12-18 months at a new office in Cork. The company says it is responding to strong demand in the Munster region, where it has 1,000 business customers.
These include some large Irish and multinational organisations with operations in Cork, such as Boyle Sports and GlaxoSmithKline. The new office will enable Datapac to provide enhanced levels of service to all existing and new customers in the region on their door steps.
Datapac has begun hiring for the new office in Ballincollig, Cork, and the roles will primarily be in business development and technical support.
The 20 new jobs will be in addition to the 10 existing Datapac staff who are based in other locations and support Munster customers.
Established in 1982, Datapac currently employs around 150 people in a number of locations around Ireland.
“This is a key strategic move for Datapac as we look to develop our business further in Cork and throughout the region,” said David Kirby, general manager, Datapac.
“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,” Kirby said.
The company has has just entered into new partnership agreements with 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 partner for nationwide onsite repair of in-warranty and commercial contracts for desktop PCs, laptops and printers.
Jason Ward, country manager, EMC, will be a panelist at the Digital Ireland Forum in Dublin on 30 September 2011.