DataSolutions doubled its turnover in the past three years, reaching €98m in its latest financial year.
Irish IT distributor DataSolutions has gone from €47m to €98m turnover in the past three years, driven by demand for security solutions and its expansion into the UK market.
Driving this rapid growth is the company’s portfolio of security solutions, which now consists of four main pillars: Hybrid Working, Cloud Security, Zero Trust and Managed Security Services. Its cybersecurity and hybrid multi-cloud divisions have enjoyed growth of 43% over the last 12 months.
“It’s been a huge year for the business in terms of growth and we are now on the cusp of hitting €100m”
DataSolutions has seen huge demand across these areas – especially for hybrid working and cloud security solutions – and expects this to continue over the next 12 months. Within the IT security space, it works with leading vendors including Check Point, Citrix, ColorTokens, D3, HPE Aruba, IGEL, Lakeside, and Orca Security.
Irish tech firm on cusp of hitting €100m revenues
These financial year results come after the distributor reached €88 million in revenues for the rolling 12-month period ending September 2021 and celebrated its best quarter ever in July to September last year.
Using the Greenhouse Gas Protocol to measure same and as verified by Zero Carbon, DataSolutions has reduced its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions as measured by the Location Based Method by 33% and reduced its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions as measured by the Market Based Method by 75%.
This was achieved through a range of actions including the relocation of the company’s ERP system from on-premises to the cloud, the replacement of its gas burning heating system with an efficient heat pump solution, the installation of LED lighting and solar panels, and the move to a verifiable green electric supplier.
DataSolutions has also assisted staff working from home to move to green energy providers where possible and has introduced a hybrid work strategy where employees work from the office up to two days a week, thus reducing staff commute emissions by 60%. Moreover, the company is aiming to reduce its business air travel by 50% per annum.
Taking this beyond the business and showcasing its prioritisation of going green, DataSolutions helped to establish Techies Go Green – a collective of 200 IT organisations committed to being more sustainable.
“It’s been a huge year for the business in terms of growth and we are now on the cusp of hitting €100m,” said Data Solutions managing director Michael O’Hara (pictured above). “This success comes down to the hard work of the entire team and we look forward to continuing this throughout 2022.
“The past year also goes to prove that it is possible to be successful and sustainable. We made doubling the business and going carbon neutral key objectives, and I’m as proud of reducing our emissions as I am of increasing our profits.
“We have also extended these sustainability efforts beyond the four walls of the business, helping the technology sector as a whole to be greener. It’s my firm belief that until companies take reducing their carbon emissions seriously and act on it, it won’t happen. As I have, leaders need to realise that business and sustainability are not mutually exclusive, but mutually beneficial.”