Irish tech consultancy doubles staff numbers


25 Feb 2005

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Unitech Systems has revealed that in the past year it has doubled job numbers to 20 staff as well as investing in a new corporate premises.

The Dublin-based technology consultancy and systems integration firm said the expansion was made possible through winning considerable business with the public sector.

In the past 12 months, Unitech Systems has seen very significant growth, doubling staff numbers from eight to 16. A further four jobs have since been created bringing total staff numbers to 20. Unitech has also moved to new corporate headquarters in Sandyford Industrial Estate. The premises, comprising more than 4,000sq ft, represent an initial investment of €500k and of €1m over three years by the company.

The premises will also feature a new state-of-the-art TotalStorage Solution Centre (TSSC), the first of its kind in the Irish marketplace. The TSSC will be a dedicated demonstration and testing facility for latest IBM storage and server technology. Previously Irish customers that wanted to see the latest IBM technology for demonstration or testing often had to travel to the UK or to Germany.

Unitech Systems was set up in 1998 to provide consultancy services on large and mid-range systems, principally in the IBM and Oracle markets. The company has grown rapidly and is an IBM Premier Business Partner in Ireland. The company offers a range of high-skill IT consultancy services in a range of areas, including IT consolidation, high availability, storage and infrastructure data management. The company’s customer base includes Aer Lingus, First Active, Royal and Sun Alliance, Ulster Bank, Hibernian Group, AIB, Canada Life and Eagle Star.

Tomas O’Leary, joint managing director of Unitech Systems, said: “Unitech’s business continues to go from strength to strength. With staff numbers at 20, Unitech is now a significant player in the Irish IT consultancy services market. Our ongoing expansion, including the introduction of the TSSC, further enhances our ability to deliver the highest quality of services and solutions to our clients, and to tailor our offerings to match their evolving business needs and requirements.”

He continued: “In particular, the public sector has represented a huge opportunity for us. Key elements of our strategy to increase our public sector business have included our focus on partnering with best-of-breed technology vendors and our commitment to employing the best people to service our customers.”

By John Kennedy