Pictured: Patrick Kickham, Director, Datapac; Dion Weisler, President & Chief Executive Officer, HP Inc. and Nick Lazaridis, President, EMEA Region, HP Inc
HP Inc. awards Partner of the Year for UK and Ireland to Datapac
Dublin, 23 March 2017 – Datapac, Ireland’s leading technology solutions and services provider, today announced that it has been awarded HP Inc. Partner of the Year for UK and Ireland. The HP Partner Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding performance and accomplishments that raise the standard for business excellence, innovation, growth and customer satisfaction.
Gary Tierney, managing director, HP Ireland, commented: “Congratulations to Patrick and the team at Datapac on winning the overall UK and Ireland Partner of the Year award. The HP Partner of the Year Award represents the most innovative and transformative work being done across our partner community. We place huge significance on our Partner program and Datapac represents the highest standards and certifications for HP’s solutions. It is important to recognise and celebrate the value and opportunity these solutions create for our mutual customers.”
Datapac became HP’s first Irish partner to scoop this leading award. It significantly grew revenues, new customer acquisitions and market share across all of the sectors in which it partners with HP, including printer, PC and laptop sales. Datapac was also recognised for its in-depth knowledge of the HP product suite and achieving the highest level of training, standards and certification. As Ireland’s only multi-accredited HP Platinum Partner, Datapac provides unmatched access, insights and expertise into HP’s product roadmap and its growing solutions portfolio.
This award for Datapac follows a highly successful year across its wider business as it achieved strong growth in a number of areas including print, security, business continuity and managed services. Datapac’s latest and most high profile partner award win follows other recent notable successes with HP, including being named as HP’s UK and Ireland Print Partner of the Year in 2014.
Patrick Kickham, director, Datapac, said: “This award caps a phenomenal year for Datapac which saw us achieve significant growth in a number of key areas in our business. To be acknowledged as HP’s partner of the year for UK and Ireland is a fantastic endorsement of our capabilities, focus and results. Our partnership with HP continues to go from strength to strength and we’re delighted with the level of engagement and collaboration between our two organisations. With a very strong proposition and pipeline in place, we’re confident of further growth and success this year.”
"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.