New data backup provider claims €520,000 business in a month


12 Feb 2009

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A new entrant to the Irish technology market has reported €520,000 worth of new contracts during January, despite the choppy economic waters.

DataBackup.ie provides offsite data networked storage via the internet for businesses that need to ensure sensitive documents are safely stored and automatically retrievable.

DataBackup.ie has established a backup network of data centres that includes Data Electronics, Web World Ireland and Cable & Wireless.

The company’s founder and CEO Tom O’Connor said DataBackup.ie has secured €520,000 worth of new contracts in January through commitments from direct sales, the Irish channel, big business and Government bodies.

“Opportunities present themselves in every recession,” O’Connor said. “DataBackup adapted its sales strategy and focus to target business sectors that excel in recession.

“Sometimes spending money during a recession is the right thing to do; wise companies know they must properly protect their digital information in order to flourish in future years,” O’Connor said.

Last year, Data Backup made a significant push to continue investment in its state-of-the-art backup cloud, spread across Ireland’s leading data centres, and today continues innovation in its control systems and backup software.

“This move greatly paid off, as DataBackup’s superior channel offering allowed the company to capture a majority share of the ICT channel, growing at a rate of 30 partners a month. With DataBackup.ie, the trade finally has a real opportunity to make ample margin from online backup without any sort of upfront investment.”

According to O’Connor, DataBackup.ie plans to continue its growth and targets a total of €5m of new business before the end of 2009, spread across direct, the channel market and its enterprise division.

By John Kennedy