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 with and implemented its software in more than 53 hospitals…

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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 the former president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America Dale Sohn have joined its executive leadership team and board. Sohn was president and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications…

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RCPI first in Ireland to partner with Tata on MOOCs project

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indian multinational Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) with the aim of creating a large worldwide digital community of physicians. IT services brand TCS will now work with RCPI as its first Irish education partner to rapidly develop an online hub of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). TCS was introduced to the heads of Ireland’s third level institutions by former Dragons’ Den investor and entrepreneur Peter Casey last November, and since then the company has been progressing the project swiftly on the ground. The Irish team were joined last week by the global head of Ion TCS…

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Suretank acquires majority stake in AmGulf Fabrication in the US

Suretank acquires majority stake in AmGulf Fabrication in the US

Co Louth engineering solutions provider to the offshore oil and gas industry Suretank has acquired a majority stake in US manufacturer AmGulf Fabrication for an undisclosed amount. The Louisiana-based company will be rebranded as Suretank USA with immediate effect. Having acquired a minority shareholding in 2013, Suretank developed “a strong working relationship” with AmGulf offering its full range of DNV 2.7-1 certified offshore tanks and cargo carrying units (CCU’s) from the company’s state of the art facility in Houma, Louisiana. “In pursuing our long-term strategy to build local in markets worldwide we are continuously looking for companies that help us to achieve this goal,” said John Fitzgerald, Suretank CEO. “The…

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View for 2015: Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland

Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland

The coming year will see continued growth in export markets, writes Enterprise Ireland CEO, Julie Sinnamon. During the closing months of 2014, barely a week went by without a significant new jobs announcement being made by an Irish company. These jobs are being created right across the board, from young, ambitious innovative start-ups to developed companies with strong brands and Irish MNCs that already have a well established foothold in international markets. Irish companies are really on the move and the one thing they all have in common is that this growth and job creation is built on the back of very strong growth in key export markets. Internationalisation is…

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Oneview Healthcare wins contract with Epworth in Australia

James Fitter, CEO and Mark McCloskey, founder and president

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 it had completed a third round of equity funding, raising…

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ISE signs memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Stock Exchange

Deirdre Somers ISE CEO and Dr Que Bo, executive vice president of the SSE

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the aim of developing a mutually beneficial relationship between the exchanges. “We will be looking at opportunities where our exchanges can leverage our respective strengths to further develop the financial services industry in Ireland, Europe and the People’s Republic of China,” explained Deirdre Somers ISE CEO. In 2008 the Central Bank of Ireland signed two MOUs with its Chinese counterparts, which enable Chinese investors to invest in Irish domiciled investment products. Dr Que Bo, executive vice president of the SSE, said this latest MOU would lay “a solid foundation” for exploring further…

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Openet creating 45 highly skilled jobs to meet global customer needs

Openet creating 45 highly skilled jobs to meet global customer needs Pictured: Joe Hogan and Niall Norton

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 numbers, locally and globally, to meet the needs of our…

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Vayu completes rollout of energy management portal

Irish gas and electricity supplier Vayu has completed the rollout of its MyVayu energy management portal as part of a multi-million euro investment to cater for its Irish customer base and expansion into the UK energy market. The online platform provides businesses with a suite of analytical tools to manage their energy consumption more efficiently and to optimise their electricity and gas procurement decisions. In business since 2003 when market deregulation was introduced, Vayu started out as a gas supplier to business customers and now supplies 22pc of Ireland’s largest natural gas business users. It launched its electricity supply business in 2007 and has seen its market share double each…

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

Gerry Maguire, partner, Summit Bridge Capital, Larry Quinn, executive chairman, Accuris Networks and Michael Murphy, managing partner at Investec

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 as AT&T, Bell Mobility, Telus, GoGo, Cisco, HP and Alcatel-Lucent, Accuris Networks…

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