The new 20,000 sq. ft. headquarters for I.T. Alliance Group, the indigenous I.T. Managed Services and Outsourcing Company, was officially launched by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today. The move is part of a €2m investment supported by Enterprise Ireland.
I.T. Alliance started in a two person office in Dublin in 1997 and today its specialist areas include IT project management, IT service management, testing, infrastructure technologies and resource management. I.T. Alliance customers include Microsoft, BT, IBM, DELL and HP.
In June 2012 the group entered the global cloud computing services market with the establishment of Auxilion, a new company which provides IT support and cloud services. Auxilion employs 30 people based out of the new Park West headquarters providing 24x7 global support, with a sister office in Sheffield, UK.
Speaking at the event An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “This announcement of 75 new jobs by I.T. Alliance Group is great news and contributes to the 3,000 private sector jobs being created every month. The expansion of this ambitious and innovative Irish technology company further enhances the country's reputation as a 'digital island'. It is an endorsement of our strengths in the digital sector and our talented and dedicated workforce. The Government's top priority is creating jobs and getting our people back to work. Through our Action Plan for Jobs, we will continue to provide strong policy support for fast-growing sectors such as cloud computing and IT outsourcing."
At the launch CEO and founder of I.T. Alliance Philip Maguire announced that the company is to create 75 jobs over the next year across the group.
I.T. Alliance and Auxilion have already started to recruit for the 75 new jobs covering a range of positions across the I.T. spectrum and also account management, project management, digital marketing and business operations.
Mr Philip Maguire, CEO and founder, I.T. Alliance Group added: “This is a great time to be in the technology business in Ireland. The tech world is undergoing fundamental change globally and that creates opportunities. While there is a shortage of IT skills worldwide, the Government is making strides to address the issue here. Combined with our indigenous creative skills I see no reason why Irish companies cannot create strong, dominant technology brands that compete internationally over the next decade, especially those in the emerging cloud sector.”
Welcoming the announcement Julie Sinnamon, CEO designate at Enterprise Ireland, said: “Enterprise Ireland has worked closely with I.T. Alliance in supporting its strategic investment and development to drive continued international growth. This is a highly ambitious and innovative company that has already won an impressive international client base. We look forward to continuing to work with and support I.T. Alliance.”