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Brandtone in new agreement with Unilever targeting South East Asia

Dublin headquartered mobile marketing business Brandtone has signed a new agreement with Unilever that will mean its consumer engagement platform is to be deployed in Thailand, Vietnam and The Philippines reaching millions of customers. Building on an existing global partnership between the two parties, the two parties first began working together in the South East Asian region last year. Since then, Brandtone’s work with Unilever has seen its promotional campaigns for Sunlight and Magnum in Indonesia become among its most successful mobile engagements to date, according to the Irish firm. Donald Fitzmaurice, CEO, Brandtone, said: “When we announced our expansion…

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Scaling the heights: Irish success stories – Sensorpro

Limerick-based software company Sensorpro has signed a global partnership agreement with Danish headquartered firm Sitecore, which has significant operations in the US. The reciprocal arrangement will involve Sensorpro’s messaging and feedback platform being offered to Sitecore customers, and Sitecore’s content management system – which allows for the intelligent delivery of highly personalised content for every website visit – being offered to Sensorpro’s customer base. Founded 12 years ago by Christopher Byrne, Sensorpro has over 10,000 customers globally and employs 11 people in Limerick. Irish users of the Sensorpro platform include An Post, Arnotts and Motortax.ie and it counts global brands…

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Sláinte Healthcare wins fourth Australian contract

Sláinte Healthcare said today that it has won a contract with Bendigo Health, a 653-bed teaching hospital in Regional Victoria that conducts more than 300,000 treatments a year. The contract will see Sláinte Healthcare implementing its Vitro software as the digital medical record within the new US$630m hospital development and will pave the way for a paperless hospital in Bendigo in less than 12 months. It’s the company’s fourth contract win in Australia and follows the establishment of paperless hospitals at Calvary Health Care and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Centre in New South Wales. To date, Sláinte Healthcare has partnered…

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Trakax siblings ring Nasdaq stock market opening bell in New York

The three Irish siblings behind tech start-up Trakax got to ring the Nasdaq stock market opening bell in New York’s Time Square yesterday, 24 March. Catriona, Cormac and Colm Barry are among the team involved in running the video editing platform and won this honour as part of the Start-Up Village Pitch Competition sponsored by Nasdaq and Enterprise Ireland Pitching at SXSW in Austin. Having started off in the basement of their parents’ home in Rathmines, Dublin, Trakax has reached a point where former president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America Dale Sohn has joined its executive leadership team and…

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Oneview Healthcare wins contract with Epworth in Australia

Dublin-headquartered tech company Oneview Healthcare has been selected by Epworth HealthCare in Australia to help better manage its patient experience and empowerment programme at its Epworth Eastern facility in Victoria. Oneview Healthcare delivers a software solution that seamlessly integrates a hospital’s IT systems onto one high performance technology platform. It provides point-of-care access to those systems across all end user devices, including bedside terminals, TV’s, tablets and smart phones. Established in 2007, Oneview Healthcare has offices, Dubai, Sydney, Pittsburgh and San Francisco and commercial agreements with hospitals in US, Australia, Middle East and Europe. It announced on 15 December that…

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Openet creating 45 highly skilled jobs to meet global customer needs

Irish technology company Openet said today that it is creating 45 new highly skilled jobs, 30 of which will be based at its global headquarters in Dublin. with the other 15 at its Asian hub in Kuala Lumpur. The roles include a number of graduate positions as well as senior technical and engineering positions. Openet provides software for global mobile phone and cable customers, designed to improve profitability by commercialising network activity. Its customers include AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Bell and Vodafone. The expansion is being supported by Enterprise Ireland. “We are delighted to be in a position to increase our employee…

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Accuris Networks to double Dublin workforce to 60 following US$15m funding round

Mobile technology company Accuris Networks is to double its workforce at its headquarters in D’Olier St in Dublin’s city centre from 30 to 60 following the completion of a US$15m equity funding round. In addition, it has announced the appointment of US-based industry veteran executive Jeff Brown as CEO. Under his leadership, Accuris Networks will broaden its presence in the North American market with the establishment of a new Silicon Valley office. The company already has two offices in the US, in California and Boston, as well as offices in Malaysia, Brazil and Tokyo. “With marquee customers and partners such…

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Doing business in Australia: key insights and overview

The economic relationship between Ireland and Australia is stronger now than at any time in our respective nations’ histories, delivering two-way trade of more than AUD$2.8bn a year, according to Paul Burfield, director Australia/New Zealand at Enterprise Ireland. Australia recently recorded its 23rd consecutive year of economic growth, largely thanks to its abundance of agricultural and mineral resources. Its attractiveness as an investment destination is based on this long-standing economic resilience, sound regulatory framework for business and stable political system, notes Burfield. “The Australian region has recorded remarkable and prolonged growth in exports by Enterprise Ireland client companies from a…

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Taoiseach opens Primark’s Alexanderplatz store in Berlin

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD has officially opened Primark’s new store in Alexanderplatz in central Berlin in Germany. Creating 800 jobs, the opening marks Primark’s second store in Berlin and its thirteenth nationwide, having entered the German market in May 2009 with its debut store in Bremen. The total number of people now employed by Primark in Germany stands at over 6,100. With a surface area of 56,300 sq ft (5,230sqm) over 3 floors, the new store houses fashion for women, men and children, to jewellery, shoes, accessories and a selection of fashion for the home. “The international success of…

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Salmon Software to implement new TMS at UK’s Kelda Group

Irish-owned Salmon Software has won a contract to implement a new treasury management system at Kelda Group, parent company of Yorkshire Water, which provides water and sewerage services to nearly five million people and 130,000 businesses. According to Christopher Elliff, cash and banking manager, Kelda Group, the company wanted to replace an aging TMS to manage critical transactions across the business, including visibility of short term loans and deposits, long term debt and index linked derivatives and other instruments. Following a pre-selection process the Kelda Group reviewed six TMS solutions. “We selected Salmon Software because they had the best package…

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