Irish outsourcing firm wins European export deals

23 Sep 2010

Irish-owned outsourcing company IT Alliance has won a number of export deals in Europe.

The company, which employs 400 people, have won contracts valued at €750,000. These contracts are for optimising and supporting two data centres in France and Denmark.

“Overseas revenues exceeded 50pc for the first time last month but to date most of this work has been in the UK,” said Philip Maguire, CEO of IT Alliance.

“These wins represent an important expansion of our business into the rest of Europe.”

The European contracts were won through a Tier 1 Alliance Partner.

IT Alliance’s business model is based on being a trusted outsourcing partner to the world’s global outsourcing leaders or Tier 1 providers.

It has pioneered a Tier-Two Service Alliance (T2SA) outsourcing model, which was developed with the Cranfield School of Management in the UK.

The company recorded revenues last year of about €20m. Maguire said that Ireland remained a challenging market for IT companies.

“However, Ireland retains a strong reputation abroad for its technology skills and we believe that there is great potential for indigenous Irish consulting and IT companies to leverage this on export markets,” he said.

Maguire predicted increased demand for IT Alliance’s data centre skills.

“Virtualisation and the momentum of cloud computing is creating significant growth across the global data centre market,” said Maguire.

“Benefits include greater efficiencies in terms of energy consumption, space, personnel, security and continuity.”