HP appoints new preferred education partner

18 Jan 2010

Net Communications, leading providers of technology for business and education, has been selected as a preferred partner by HP.

The preferred partner status is in recognition for Net Communications’ particular strength in the educational sector.

Marcus McKenna, head of channel sales for HP Ireland, says, “We are excited about working in partnership with Net Communications as an education value partner in Ireland. Our partnership is based around HP quality client and server platforms supporting a wide variety of innovative educational tools and services.”

Net Communications is established as a leading provider of IT-based solutions to the education sector. It is this focus, their detailed understanding of the practical challenges facing primary and secondary education and their determination to utilise the best available IT hardware and software to provide enhanced educational content, tools and services to schools throughout Ireland that have made them our preferred partner.”

About Net Communications

Net Communications offers full IT turn-key solutions to both business and education sectors. It is also integrated into the Procurement Framework set up by the Department of Education.

The Procurement Framework is newly introduced and assists schools in buying quality products and services at a competitive price.  It simplifies the purchasing processes and presents only suppliers that have been through the rigorous vetting process operated by the department.

Paul Roche, managing director of Net Communications, is happy with the recognition. ‘We have worked extensively with primary, secondary and third-level institutions across the country developing projects and have a very good understanding of what is needed,” he explains.

“We advise schools on the right ICT investments for their particular needs. We help them make informed choices.”

Roche has an advantage on most IT advisers, as his early career was as a teacher for more than 10 years. Following that, he was involved for many years in teacher in-service training for University of Limerick and Marino Institute of Education.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Paul Roche, managing director of Net Communications

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