EMC Ireland awards Acquisition Partner of The Year 2015 to Datapac
Dublin, 20 March 2015 – Datapac, Ireland’s leading ICT solutions and services provider, today announced that it has been awarded EMC Partner of the Year for 2015 for new customer acquisition. The awards ceremony was held last night at the Dylan hotel in Dublin.
Datapac won this award for the breadth of new customer acquisitions it has achieved in Ireland over the past year for EMC solutions and services, including 15 significant new customer wins. Datapac experienced 220% growth in its enterprise storage and solutions business in 2014.
EMC is a global leader for information management and storage. It has a broad portfolio of innovative systems, software and services, and has made a cumulative investment of $16.5 billion in research and development since 2003. Ireland is an important part of EMC’s global business, employing more than 3,000 people in Cork, Dublin and Belfast, including a Global R&D centre and a manufacturing facility, both based in Cork.
Datapac is Ireland’s largest indigenous ICT solutions provider. It has enjoyed double digit growth across many of its business divisions over the past year. Its enterprise storage and solutions business has grown at an unprecedented level as Irish organisations have turned to Datapac to help them manage growing levels of data volume and complexity.
Patrick Kickham, director, Datapac, said, “To be recognised as EMC’s Irish partner of the year for new customer acquisition is fantastic news for everybody at Datapac. We’re in a process of continual investment in our service portfolio, processes and people, and winning an award like this is proof that we’re making the right investments and delivering strong growth results. We’re looking forward to further substantial growth in 2015 as our successful partnership with EMC reaps further dividends.”
Gerry Murray, county manager, EMC Ireland, “We’re delighted that Datapac has won this award. They have demonstrated the highest levels of dedication, commitment and in-depth knowledge of our solutions portfolio, as well as a deep understanding of the evolving needs of Irish businesses. By bringing this all together so successfully, they are enabling us to grow and broaden our customer base and market share together in Ireland.”
"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.