UCD Quinn School of Business awards laptop contract to Typetec

30 Nov 2011

Dr Michael Mac Donnell, director of Quinn School of Business, UCD; and Paul Dooley, managing director, Typetec

Dublin IT firm Typetec has been selected by University College Dublin’s School of Business as the preferred supplier for its mandatory laptop scheme over the next two years.

Under the agreement, Typetec will supply laptops for the Quinn School of Business’ one-to-one student laptop programme and will provide a comprehensive on-site managed service to support students availing of the programme.

Dr Michael Mac Donnell, director of Quinn School of Business, UCD, said: “Typetec’s experience of one-to-one rollouts certainly benefitted our staff and students, resulting in a very successful roll out and project implementation. We are looking forward to growing the scheme over the next two years.”

Typetec’s expertise spans the entire education sector: primary, secondary and third level.

A 30-year-old technology firm that employs 40 people, Typetec works with a number of schools to integrate ICT into curriculum delivery. This encompasses managed services, strategy development, project management and teacher training programmes.

“The education sector is a key driver of innovation and progress and we are delighted to be moving forward in partnership with third-level institutions to enhance learning via ICT,” Paul Dooley, managing director, Typetec, said.

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