DPS gets IT upgrade

20 Feb 2007

DPS Engineering and Construction, one of the country’s leading process engineering and project management companies, has substantially overhauled its IT systems and migrated its email as part of a change project.

The company engaged with PFH Technology Group to fulfil its technology infrastructure needs, which involved supplying a range of IT products and services including blade servers, storage, centralised backup, professional services and managed services

According to Gerard Power, group IT Manager of DPS, the project brief was complex. The company has 350 staff between its offices in Cork, Dublin and Leiden, outside Amsterdam.

“We needed a more robust IT environment to drive our business onto the next level,” said Power. “With out-of-date hardware and software there came the need to get leading-edge technology on board, which would enable our growth.”

Power added that the project involved aligning IT and business objectives and the company is to begin rolling out Microsoft Exchange, its new email platform, soon.

PFH now claims to be among the largest independent IT suppliers in the country, with 148 staff based between offices in Dublin, Cork and Galway. Last year the company raised its profile considerably with two key deals – firstly merging with the technology provider CK Business in March and then acquiring the networks division of Keyhouse, a technology supplier to the legal sector.

By Gordon Smith