Cloud player Auxilion creates 15 new jobs

27 May 2015

Auxilion is creating 15 new cloud jobs to focus on the local and overseas project management markets

Cloud company Auxilion has created 15 new jobs as part of an €800,000 investment in a Project Support Service for local and international customer and is recruiting in response to growing demand.

“As a result of the economic recovery, project managers are under pressure as organisations gear up to implement projects that had previously been shelved,” Paul Schmitz, chief sales officer at Auxilion, explained.

“Our service gives project managers back 40pc of their time by delivering a lot of the generic tasks associated with overall project delivery, such as administration and project support.

“This frees them up to focus on key elements, such as stakeholder management, budget control or managing a wider portfolio of projects at the one time.”

Ireland is wasting €1bn a year on ICT projects


Auxilion’s Paul Schmitz with Aisling McCall, head of Client Relationship and Delivery at Auxilion

Research published last year by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, found that many Irish companies and public sector organisations are struggling to deliver projects effectively, especially in multi-project environments.

Lero researcher Dr Orla O’Dwyer, of NUI Galway, said that that between 40pc and 60pc of IT programmes fail to meet budget, deadlines and expectations and are often under-utilised when implemented.

She estimated that Ireland is wasting more than €1 billion annually on ICT projects.

The new Auxilion service provides project management people, processes and technology on demand.

The service is available remotely to keep costs down and is hosted on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, which facilitates global service delivery.

“Our philosophy is that much of IT support is already provided remotely, so why not a cost-effective remote support service for project delivery?” added Schmitz.

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