Version 1 signs €1.5m deal with Irish Continental Group

23 Sep 2013

Tony Bartak, IT operations manager, Irish Continental Group; Seamus McCarville, head of IT, Irish Continental Group; Brendan McGettrick, head of Commercial Sector, Version 1; and Paul McDermott, service delivery manager, Version 1

Transport player Irish Continental Group has signed an IT infrastructure deal with Dublin company Version 1 worth €1.5m over five years.

The deal will see Version 1 take on full management of the shipping and transport group’s business-critical infrastructure.

Since 2000, Irish Continental Group has invested more than €500m in new vessels, port infrastructure and acquisitions, and the group is now the leading Irish marine transport operator.

“Our mission at Irish Continental Group is to deliver a reliable, timely and high quality customer experience,” said Seamus McCarvill, head of IT at Irish Continental Group.

“Our IT organisation is more than ever at the heart of enabling this mission as we strive for constant innovation and operational excellence.

“This new contract enhances and extends our trust in Version 1 into the management and transformation of the infrastructure that underpins our core revenue-generating and operational systems,” McCarvill said.

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