Virgin Media Business today announced a strategic link up with Irish company INNOVATE – The IT Solutions People to provide the complete ICT solutions for their business customers to bring them beyond connectivity to digital transformation.The deal promises to redefine what an enterprise provider offers, and will lead to office connections running at Gig speed, optimising application performance and reducing network connectivity costs.
The announcement was made at the same time Gorey was nominated as Ireland’s Digital Town and was chosen for cultivating a truly digital environment in the town, and for its ongoing successes in fully embracing digital for its residents and local businesses.
Paul Farrell, Commercial Vice President at Virgin Media Business, said: ““We help businesses and industry alike to build a network and connectivity platform that helps boost performance and supports business growth. Our partnership with INNOVATE provides us with the necessary capability to allow businesses to digitally transform, and leverage new technology. It can also lead to sustainable ways of working smarter in this digital age.”
Paul Farrell, Commercial Vice President at Virgin Media Business, Jim Hughes, CEO at INNOVATE, Michael D’Arcy, TD, Annette Soraine CCO at INNOVATE, Steve Docherty, Head of Commercial Sales for Cisco Ireland
Jim Hughes, CEO of Innovate said: “Innovate’s managed ICT solutions brings together an enterprise-grade SD-WAN network connectivity solution, powered by Cisco, with rapid and resilient connectivity by Virgin Media Business and INNOVATE’s technical expertise to enable more secure, consistent and cost-effective enterprise connections.
“This partnership with Virgin Media Business and Cisco, uniquely positions us in the market to provide rapid and resilient SD-WAN network connectivity and cloud solutions to business customers to support their digital transformation. Together we are transforming technology to unlock their business growth.”
Michael D’Arcy, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, said: "I do believe we collectively have to work together as Government and industry to maximise the potential that the digital economy presents. Virgin Media’s significant network investment and partnership with Innovate will be critical to help business take advantage of digital technologies."