Online backup provider keepITsafe says it is on target to record a €1m turnover by the end of this year.
The company saw turnover increase from €600,000 in 2007 to €800,000 in 2008 and will exceed its €1m targeted turnover in 2009.
The company, which offers a fully managed, fully monitored online backup solution to businesses, now lists over 1,400 clients on its database and 120 partners.
All renewal customers stayed static for the company, despite the global recession.
“Many of our partners and customers have downsized, but looked at their online backup strategy as a cost they could not afford to cut,” said Jonathan Crowe, technical director, keepITsafe.
“Media coverage in relation to stolen and lost USB sticks, along with greater awareness of the devastating effects of data loss, has been a big positive for keepITsafe’s business.”
New business was also healthy in the first half of the year, with a strategic focus on increasing its number of IT partners. “Launching a nationwide partner programme allowed us access to IT partners not previously on our radar,” Crowe added.
By John Kennedy
Pictured: Eoin Blacklock, managing director, keepITsafe; Darragh Canavan, business development manager, keepITsafe; and Jonathan Crowe, technical director, keepITsafe