• Paul Fingleton

Datapac drives cost savings and greater productivity for O'Kane Engineering

Irish firm saves 25% on annual ICT costs with tailored, integrated solution from Datapac

Datapac, Ireland's largest indigenous ICT solutions provider, answered the call when electrical contracts company O'Kane called about their aging ICT infrastructure in their Dublin Headquarters and their Cork offices.

O'Kane originally met with Datapac about upgrading and simplifying the old environment - three overloaded servers that frequently ran into problems, preventing staff from completing their work.

After initial assessments and a security audit, Datapac installed a brand new server in just a few days that hosts mutiple virtual machines which could more than handle the company's current needs and also future capacity. The latest Firewall, Antivirus and backup solutions were implemented along with a business continuity solution to reduce the risk of data loss.

Speaking about working with Datapac, Derek O’Brien, project and IT manager with O’Kane Engineering, said: “Datapac has transformed and simplified our ICT infrastructure, allowing us to be more agile, more productive and improve our communications with customers.

Datapac also designed and implemented Microsoft Office 365 and provided training to staff, significantly reducing the workload for their onsite team and freeing them up for more productive, value adding tasks.

Lorraine Coleman, account manager, Datapac, said: “As a successful and growing business, O’Kane Engineering needed a tailored and integrated solution that would guarantee reliability, speed and scalability. Crucially, the company also needed 24/7 support and Datapac was in a position to deliver this at great value.

“The engineering industry is highly reliant on technology, and it’s very important that Irish companies are not only enabled but empowered by their ICT infrastructure to remain competitive, agile, and ultimately profitable. We’re delighted O’Kane’s experience with Datapac has been so positive and we look forward to continuing to work closely with them.”