Cloud firm expands in Limerick with six new jobs

25 Nov 2011

Brendan McPhillips and Les Byrne, directors, Asystec

Data management firm Asystec has opened a new office in Limerick and will create six new jobs.

Founded by Les Byrne and Brendan McPhillips earlier this year, the new company will meet the growing demand for Asystec’s solutions nationwide.

Asystec will enable customers to reduce costs and gain efficiency and business agility by partnering with globally recognised vendors including EMC, Oracle, Varonis and Symantec.

As one of Asystec’s global strategic partners, EMC, a leader in enabling businesses to transform their operations and deliver IT-as-a-Service, will play a significant role in helping Asystec expand its cloud-based business service portfolio.

“As directors of the company, we have over 20 years experience in the IT industry,” explains Les Byrne, director, Asystec. “We aim to leverage our experience and successful track record in supplying IT technologies to provide clients with long-term value.”

Fighting the recession

The company currently employs six people between its hub in Limerick and its office in Cork. Within the next year, the company plans to grow that number significantly with the establishment of offices in Dublin and the UK. 

“It might seem counter intuitive to start a new business when the economy is in the dumps. But a recession can actually be the ideal time for launching a company. In fact, many well-known and successful organisations were born during an economic slump” says Justin Owens, managing director, Commtech.

Asystec’s customers include some of Ireland’s largest multinationals from a number of industry sectors, such as financial, pharmaceutical and the public sector.

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