Ireland’s Getting Cloudy with Dell

Posted: June 10, 2011 by Agnes Lamont in Opinion
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I read with interest that Dell is creating 100 new jobs in my former home town of Limerick, Ireland. The company also has plans to open its first Cloud Research and Development Center in Dublin. This is, of course, great news for Ireland, which is still reeling from the demise of the Celtic Tiger.

It’s only fitting that a new era of cloud begins in Ireland. Has there ever been a cloud-free day in the place? Seriously, though, there is a huge pool of IT talent in Ireland, and Dell has long recognized its potential. Despite the draconian cutbacks in recent times, the educational system in Ireland is still vibrant and producing highly skilled graduates that are anxious to work hard. California might want to take note as it chokes the UC pipeline into Silicon Valley!

Devotees of Irish literature will see a certain inevitability in ending a chapter with the death of the legendary Celtic Tiger. For the Irish, death is just the opening of a door to another life. We are beginning to see signs, however subtle, of new life beginning on the IT horizon in Ireland. According to Irish Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan: “Ireland is increasingly recognized as a location of choice for cloud and high end IT services.”

Limerick Leader article: http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/business/jobs/dell_to_create_up_to_100_jobs_in_limerick_1_2748838

About the Author

Agnes Lamont is an accomplished marketer of IT products and a partner at Marketingsage, a PR and lead generation firm that specializes in marketing data storage, data management and enterprise software products. She can be reached by email at blog [at] marketingsage.net. Fellow marketers and IT professionals are invited to join her network on LinkedIn and to subscribe to this blog (see sidebar).

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