AMI to create 15 new tech jobs in €1.1m investment
AMI is one of the top seven data disposal experts in the world. Pictured is AMI managing director Philip McMichael. Image: Donal McCann

AMI to create 15 new tech jobs in €1.1m investment

20 Oct 201683 Shares

Dublin data security player AMI has revealed plans to create 15 new jobs in a €1.1m investment.

AMI, which stands for Asset Management Ireland, focuses on the secure retirement of IT assets, an often overlooked area of IT security.

It is ranked among the world’s top seven companies for data sanitisation, and one-quarter of Ireland’s 200 largest IT user organisations already have their old IT devices retired by AMI.

‘The IT retirement stage can leave data vulnerable if not handled correctly’
– PHILIP MCMICHAEL

The company also generates new revenue streams for customers, following the refurbishment and resale of data sanitised devices.

Available positions include engineers, logistics personnel, and warehouse staff, as well as sales and business development professionals.

Data security is booming in Ireland

The company plans to triple its Republic of Ireland business to €3m over the next three years and grow its team to 50 people.

A key factor in AMI’s decision to invest in growth at this time is growing concerns over data security, stemming from the GDPR regulation which could see companies being fined 4pc of their global revenues if they suffer data breaches.

“We have grown by 20pc per year in each of the last three years, and while the recovering economy is part of this, a major factor is the volume of inbound multinational investment from industries where data security is critical,” said Philip McMichael, managing director of AMI.

“These include data centres, financial technology and medical technology companies. We have also been retained by government bodies and a number of security specialists to manage IT disposal on their behalf.

“We’re always looking to grow and innovate, and the expansion in the technology sector in Ireland presents a huge opportunity for us.

“The IT retirement stage can leave data vulnerable if not handled correctly. The most security conscious companies choose AMI to be assured of the lowest risk of harmful data leaks from old devices.

“We have invested heavily in being the most secure operator on the market, and as more companies become aware of the importance of security, AMI aims to become embedded within their businesses,” McMichael said.

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John Kennedy
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