Irish firm’s growth driven by sustained demand for cloud and cybersecurity services.
IT distributor DataSolutions has reached €126m in turnover for its latest financial year, representing a growth of 29% year-on-year.
Over the past year, DataSolutions grew its cloud business across Ireland and the UK by 26%, backed by demand for Citrix. Meanwhile, cyber security was up 36% across the combined region.
“I’m a firm believer that what matters most in any business is your people”
The company works with a range of industry-leading vendors which are underpinning its success – including Cato Networks, Check Point, Color Tokens, HPE Aruba and Orca Security. These enable it to cover both traditional and emerging technologies.
DataSolutions has also played a significant role in driving the growth of Techies Go Green, a movement of IT and tech-oriented companies which are committed to decarbonising their businesses. It now has more than 350 signatories and has launched a partner network for members. Both entities also recently helped to launch a Sustainability Hub alongside the Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC).
Furthermore, DataSolutions has recruited more women to the business, and the female contingent now makes up 41% of the workforce with the aim to grow this to 50%. The company has also developed new initiatives to support employee wellbeing, mental health and staff retention.
“Business growth and sustainability remain at the core of what we, as an organisation, are about,” said DataSolutions group managing director Michael O’Hara. “Therefore, it’s fantastic to be in the position we are, announcing not only business growth but success in putting sustainability at the top of the tech sector’s agenda.
“Corporate enterprises will continue to invest in IT infrastructure as it allows them to reduce costs, become more efficient, reach new customers, and grow their own businesses. We are confident of continued growth in this market space.
“However, we do feel that the IT consumer market will find it more challenging. With higher interest rates, slow economic growth and the cost-of-living crisis, difficulties for growth will arise in the year ahead. As we’ve done before and will continue to do, the secret will be adapting, innovating and delivering a service which powers the success of our partners, end customers and vendors.
“I’m a firm believer that what matters most in any business is your people. We have always prided ourselves on how we recruit and develop people, but also how we support them both personally and professionally. This will remain central as we move forward and build further on our success to date.”