Datapac shortlisted for 2016 CSR Awards
Dublin, 18 July 2016 – Datapac is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Community category in the Chambers Ireland 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards. The company received this nomination for its work in transforming technology services for Barretstown.
Now in their 13th year, the awards recognise and celebrate the important contribution that CSR practices make to Irish economy and society. When it came to shortlisting applicants for the Excellence in Community category, the expert panel of judges looked at various factors, including the type of work done by the organisations, and the benefits and impact for their partner charity.
Datapac takes pride in supporting local charities and it was delighted to be chosen as the technology advisor and partner for Barretstown. The provider was tasked with a complete upgrade of the charity’s ICT infrastructure, including existing networks, servers, business continuity systems, PCs, laptops and the introduction of a high-speed broadband service for the first time.
Datapac also redesigned the campus network, including the onsite medical facility, activity rooms, accommodation units and the administration centre. Using upgraded hardware, staff members can now get instant access to their applications and data from any location across the campus, resulting in improved productivity and better ways of working.
This transformative ICT solution impressed judges of the Chambers Ireland CSR Awards enough to convince them to shortlist Datapac for the Excellence in Community category, alongside some other high profile contestants.
The CSR Awards were established to recognise the work being carried out by Irish and multinational companies to improve the lives of their employees and to enhance the civic environment in which they operate. The Awards ceremony will take place on 1st September in the DoubleTree by Hilton in Dublin 4.
For more information on the range of services offered by Datapac visit www.datapac.com or call 1850 328 272.
"With Datapac’s managed services we have an IT team that has expertise across a very wide range of technologies. Smartsourcing IT resources makes sense for an organisation such as ours, which relies heavily on cutting edge IT to protect and streamline our operations, without the need for a huge cost outlay".
"At Barretstown, we rebuild the lives of children, and their families, affected by childhood cancer and other serious illnesses. We serve 5,000 campers a year and have 1200 volunteers each year. Communication is crucially important and Datapac has helped us to streamline, improve and ensure efficiency."
"For many years Datapac has been our sole supplier for the maintenance of Personal Computers and Peripherals in Ireland. Through their Service Centres in Wexford and Dublin, Datapac provides excellent support to our businesses throughout the country and consistently meets the SLA targets which we have set. The skill, expertise and experience of their engineers and other technical support personnel are of the highest standard."
“The value of dealing with an HP Gold partner in this process can’t be underestimated. Datapac provide us with a local touch and can cover the full range of our IT requirements, but when there is a specific technical requirement like this, they can bring the specialist technical resources of HP to the table. HP and Datapac had a thorough discussion with us around our requirement - and had really done their homework - and then were able to provide us with a very highly specified test platform for us to prove the application on before we committed to purchase.”
Datapac understands our needs and requirements and has the expertise and experience to follow through on all our requests. Our constant need to reduce costs has been assisted by Datapac's ability to suggest alternative solutions and methods whilst improving both efficiency and productivity. Our partnership with Datapac is akin to having an IT department on site that we simply could not provide ourselves.