Sunday 19 August 2018

Tech firm Novi helps speed up construction times for Flynn following €250k IT upgrade

Pictured (L-R) are George O'Dowd, managing director, Novi; and Derek Murphy, finance director, Flynn MC.
Pictured (L-R) are George O'Dowd, managing director, Novi; and Derek Murphy, finance director, Flynn MC.
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Novi has enabled Flynn Management & Contractors to leverage applications to help speed up construction times following a €250,000 solutions upgrade.

The new infrastructure put in place by the IT provider also allows Flynn MC employees to work remotely, by facilitating access to building data regardless of location. Cyber security has also been improved for those working offsite.

Many of Flynn's process have been moved to the cloud as part of the project, which enables applications such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) to be leveraged in its developments for the first time.

"The growth in complexity of IT systems in recent years has led to the costs associated with maintaining an in-house IT function to skyrocket. For this reason, at Flynn MC we made the decision to completely outsource IT requirements," said Derek Murphy, finance director at Flynn.

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Novi also reduced security risk for the contractor, protecting systems from advanced cyber attacks, with a firewall cluster and a threat management service.

Flynn has worked on a number of high-profile since being established in 2004, including the redevelopment of Bewley’s Café on Dublin’s Grafton Street.

Novi managing director George O’Dowd said that Flynn takes "a truly innovative approach to construction and views technology as an essential tool".

"Flynn is now living in the cloud; its employees can now work remotely from any location and be guaranteed of complete access to their files," he said.

Flynn now employs 150 people and is targeting revenues of €150m in 2018.

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