Paradyn wins €3m in IT deals with local authorities
17 May 2018
End-to-end IT and communications service provider Paradyn has announced that it has won €3 million in new IT and communications contracts with Ireland’s local authorities in the past 12 months. Following competitive tendering processes, the company designs, implements and manages a number of technical solutions for local authorities.
10 new local authority contracts in past three years
It currently provides managed services to 25 of the country’s 30 local authorities, with IT contracts worth in excess of €14 million won over the past five years. In the last three years, Paradyn has won 10 new local authority contracts, including Donegal County Council, Meath County Council and Wexford County Council.
The firm has designed bespoke solutions for each local authority. In some cases, it has completely overhauled the authorities’ IT infrastructures, from implementing new wireless WAN infrastructure right through to desktop and server support. It has also established a managed network security solution to protect its local authority clients from increasing the numbers of cyber-attacks.
Cillian McCarthy, CEO, Paradyn, said: “Since we began working with Cork County Council and Galway County Council in 2008, we’ve steadily built up the number of local authorities we work with to our current position where we count more than 80 per cent of Ireland’s local authorities as customers, making us leaders in government sector solutions.
Less complex IT systems
“This level of experience gives us a unique perspective on the challenges that a local authority typically faces and the solutions that work. Our solution not only means less complex IT systems, but also our local authority customers spend less time on IT management, which increases efficiency while also improving security.
“Given the range of essential services that local authorities provide, it is 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.
“We hold an annual event that specifically caters for our government sector customers. This is an opportunity for us to highlight certain solutions that worked well and share technical updates on particular products and services.”
Formed following the recent merger of Exigent Networks, Irish Telecom and Netforce, Paradyn manages more than 30,000 public and private sector users who utilise upwards of 75,000 devices between them. As well as managed IT and communications services, the company specialises in providing clients with integrated cyber security solutions that can help them to defend against advanced threats.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2018/05/17/paradyn-wins-e3m-deals-local-authorities/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/a-bronagh1-1024x731.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/a-bronagh1-300x300.jpgNewsDonegal County Council,IT,Meath County Council,Wexford County Council