Saturday 21 July 2018

Paradyn win €3m in IT contracts with Ireland's local authorities over last 12 months

(L to R) Paul Casey, COO, Paradyn; Cillian McCarthy, CEO, Paradyn; and Rob Norton, CTO, Paradyn.
(L to R) Paul Casey, COO, Paradyn; Cillian McCarthy, CEO, Paradyn; and Rob Norton, CTO, Paradyn.
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Newly rebranded Paradyn are set to expand their client, and their employee, base as they announce €3m in contract wins with Ireland's local authorities in the last year alone

Exigent Networks, Irish Telecom and Netforce joined forces as the one united tech group as part of a €250,000 investment in March 2018.

Paradyn brings managed IT, security, network and business connectivity providers together under one umbrella; a one-stop shop for tech support for its customers.

The company services more than 30,000 public and private sector users and provides managed services to 25 of the country's 30 local authorities.

Paradyn have won more than €14m in IT contracts with local authorities since 2013, Donegal County Council, Meath County Council and Wexford County Council among 10 contracts won in the last three years.

CEO Cillian McCarthy said that confidence in the company's offering has grown since they began working with Cork County Council and Galway County Council in 2008.

"We now count more than 80pc of Ireland’s local authorities as customers, making us leaders in Government sector solutions," he said.

"This level of experience gives us a unique perspective on the challenges that local authority typically face and the solutions that work."

The tech firm design bespoke solution for each contract, helping each local authority to become more efficient, more productive and benefit from less time spent managing IT.

“Given the range of essential services that local authorities provide, it’s vital that they have a secure, reliable, integrated IT infrastructure.

"The tailored solutions we design and implement are specific to the exact needs of individual local authorities," said Mr McCarthy.

The Paradyn team has also established a managed network security solution to protect its local authority clients from increasing numbers of cyber-attacks.

Currently employing 40 people across its offices in Dublin and Cork, the company is now recruiting for a further five tech positions.

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