Cloud computing player Let’s Operate is recruiting 25 Irish resellers

25 Jun 2012

Cloud computing player Let’s Operate, which works in the hosted virtual desktop space, is in the process of recruiting 25 Irish resellers to roll out its service.

Let’s Operate, which was founded in 2008 by former UCD Quinn School of Business lecturer in information systems, David Owens, has won the exclusive rights to distribute Nasstar’s hosted desktop service in the Republic of Ireland.

Let’s Operate already has 20 Irish customers, including Home Instead Senior Care and Headhunt International Recruitment. Having identified the demand in the market, Let’s Operate has decided to operate solely in the future through channel vendors in order to maximise the opportunity. 

“We view this as a major opportunity for Irish resellers as most SME client companies are now talking about implementing cloud even if they haven’t done it so far. Our service, which can be own branded by the reseller, will be a valuable addition to their offerings,” said Owens, managing director, Let’s Operate. 

Nasstar is ranked in the top 3 cloud service providers (CSPs) in Europe, according to Nine Lives Media’s second annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. Nasstar increased the number of subscribers by 37pc in the first half of its fiscal year to March 2012.

“Our route to market in the UK has been through the channel and we have had huge interest from resellers because it gives them a profitable and cost-effective way to take advantage of the exponential growth in SME and small enterprise demand for cloud computing services,” said Charles Black, CEO, Nasstar.

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