Strencom signs €300k data deals to connect three county councils

5 Mar 2012

Strencom CEO Tim Murphy

Cork-based internet service and cloud provider Strencom has signed contracts valued at more than €300,000 to connect Cork, Monaghan and Roscommon county councils to the Government Data Network.

The Government Data network links together all public bodies in Ireland.

The Strencom rollout provides the councils with a 20-fold increase in bandwdith.

Strencom CEO Tim Murphy said the company won the tenders on the strength of its technology and previous experience.

“Many Government agencies and local authorities are looking to enable secure and consistent access to critical applications in multiple office locations,” Murphy said.

The Government Network is at the heart of providing e-government services to Irish local authorities. It was designed primarily to facilitate easy, efficient, secure and reliable communication between Government agencies and to support existing and future Government applications.

Ruth Buckley, head of Information Systems & Business Process Improvement, Cork City Council, said: “The Strencom solution has proved a key ingredient in our programme to streamline our network data infrastructure, increase levels of operational efficiencies and, ultimately, enhance our service offering.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years