Shamrock Rovers signs up tech firm as sponsor

Dublin, Kilkenny and Carlow-based BITS (Business IT Solutions) has become the official IT partner of football club Shamrock Rovers.

The new partnership with BITS signifies the start of their journey in terms of building and embedding the trusted business IT solutions firm’s brand in this marketplace.

As part of the partnership, BITS will manage the IT for the club and help to further develop and evolve its IT strategy.

“Shamrock Rovers is a very progressive club and that fits into what we’re also striving to achieve by working with businesses who want to progress using technology”

Confirming the partnership, Denis Donohoe, Shamrock Rovers CEO, said: “BITS.ie have been supporting our IT development since late last year and it’s been a pleasure working with Gavin, Paul and all the team.  We’re delighted that they have chosen to support us in 2022 as our Official IT Partner and we look forward to a great year together.”

It’s all about teamwork

BITS provides IT support and computer network services to businesses, offering cloud migration, server solutions hardware, security, tech support and more.

BITS.ie will provide Shamrock Rovers with back end functions such as technical support, security, licensing and further developing and evolving their IT strategy. This support is designed to  provide greater efficiency and allows the club to focus on the game.The growing company is headquartered in Kilkenny’s Smithlands Centre and has offices in Carlow’s Waterfront and also at Dublin’s CityWest. 

BITS co-founder and security expert Gavin Dixon recently told ThinkBusiness that the recent cyberattack on the HSE has really heightened awareness amongst regional firms that IT security should be an investment rather than a cost. Inundated with calls from companies in recent months concerned about their cyber security, BITS recently increased its workforce to more than 20 people for the first time ever and is continues to grow its workforce to cope with the demand from the regional SME sector.

Commenting on the new partnership with Shamrock Rovers, Gavin Dixon, CEO of BITS.ie said: “We are delighted to support this great football club. Shamrock Rovers is a very progressive club and that fits into what we’re also striving to achieve by working with businesses who want to progress using technology.

“The club enjoyed a fantastic couple of seasons and we are very much looking forward to playing our part from the side-line in supporting them to further success.”

Main image at top: Gavin Dixon, Bits.ie CEO (centre) pictured with players, Dylan Watts and Gary O’Neill, at the Shamrock Rovers grounds. 

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.

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