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  • PFH awarded Microsoft Partner of the Year 2015 | PFH Technology Group
    Helpdesk Support Engineer Level 2 Microsoft Systems Engineer Network Enginneer Opensource Consultant Professional Services Team Lead Tele Sales Desk Executive VMware Senior Engineer Get in touch Home About us News PFH awarded Microsoft Partner of the Year 2015 About us Ireland s largest indigenous ICT services company since 1985 with offices in Dublin Cork and Galway Management Team Our Partners Case Studies News Events PFH awarded Microsoft Partner of the

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  • PFH celebrates 30 years with TechPro. | PFH Technology Group
    came when in 1991 PFH was awarded the IBM PC dealership We quickly leveraged this brand to expand beyond the traditional accounting market and gain acceptance within larger corporates and multi nationals I remember on one occasion coming back from a UK trade show in 1992 with a Novell Network Box of Network cards and software under my arm We quickly established a reputation for networking personal computers and integrating them into legacy IBM and Digital systems The next big leap forward was following the launch of Windows 95 By then PFH had a firm foothold in the mid market and corporate base providing a full range of services particularly around Microsoft technologies The real transformation here was when PFH achieved Microsoft Gold Partner Status the first in Ireland in fact one of the first in Europe Large migration projects to Windows 95 followed with MNC and indigenous companies We used a multi pronged approach of designing testing piloting and then implementing large scale migration projects allied with our ability to provide 24 7 nationwide and UK support It was a strong differentiator PFH grew in this period to be one of the largest IT suppliers in the country My team and I recognised the need for consolidation within the industry and with this in mind we bought CK Electronics in 2006 which helped turn PFH into a large nationwide provider of true scale With the further acquisitions of Siemen s networking and telephony business and Redstone s storage business in 2010 PFH became a fully fledged I C T Services provider of depth and scale with the capability to effectively and efficiently service any organisation in these islands Ground breaking developments came in taking on the IBM PC to gain credibility attaining Gold Standard with Microsoft and the technical

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  • PFH Technology feature on EngineersJournal.ie | PFH Technology Group
    including design and implementation of new ICT infrastructure virtualisation of existing systems providing application delivery to DPS users on any device and disaster recovery DR of business critical systems DPS Engineering is a leading project management and engineering company serving industry around the world and is celebrating 40 years in business It offers innovative designs and cost effective solutions to clients in the pharmaceutical microelectronics and other process industry sectors DPS employs more than 800 people worldwide Challenge The biggest challenge for DPS was it was expanding rapidly during project implementation The main value add we were looking for was to find a best in class yet fit for purpose solution to support our global expansion says Pat McIntyre technical director at DPS While we will consider working with leading edge technology we prefer to allow technology prove itself before we embrace new solutions It was in meeting this objective that DPS sought an ICT specialist partner to bring a competitive perspective to addressing them Solution ICT PFH worked with us on infrastructure projects for many years and we ve always had a very good working relationship very trusting says McIntyre The right infrastructure is critical for us and it s important that we have someone who can give us a clear view of the bigger picture While the ICT infrastructure solution was a big step for DPS it was a physically simple one and a stepping stone to facilitating a move to the cloud Virtualisation PFH delivered a secure and protected system that was sustainable and kept pace with technological development in the industry The solution gave DPS rapid set up of remote sites and offices while providing all the necessary control disciplines for the home office In a rapid expansion phase DPS was growing as the project was

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  • PFH in The Sunday Business Post - June 2015 | PFH Technology Group
    featured in a recent article in The Sunday Business Post featuring leading experts on cloud computing who say the conversation has gone beyond whether the technology is mainstream The folllowing is an excerpt from the article featuring Jason s input In terms of practical applications the market progress of cloud computing in the Irish market has started to mirror what happened with virtualisation a few years ago said Jason Boyle director of technology solutions in the PFH Technology Group In the early days no one would have put a critical workload on a virtual infrastructure It was there for test and development and to play around with Eight or nine years later we are asking Why are you not not virtualised There are the three main types of cloud systems software platform and infrastructure delivered as a Service and PaaS and IaaS are really gaining traction Salesforce com was the first of the real cloud solutions emulated today by many others including for instance Microsoft with Office 365 and CRM or Sage and others with online accounts he said We now see applications like these as business elements we can outsource In our own company we used to have timesheets and HR functions that now are all cloud solutions that we consume Then look at IaaS and see what that means To my mind this is all about specific workloads that clients are looking to do Boyle said Email for example is moving from on premise to public cloud because it is a commodity workload that is at the same time critical to the business Email has always been largely about external communications anyway The other areas of uptake we are seeing are mainly about test and development and point specific workloads often those which are external facing anyway like

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  • PFH in The Sunday Business Post - June 2015 | PFH Technology Group
    Post June 2015 PFH s Chris Casey contributing to an article on outsourcing in The Sunday Business Post The following in an excerpt from a recent article in the Sunday Business Post where Chris Casey Helpdesk and On Site Manager with PFH spoke of the increase in outsourcing due to a skills shortage in the IT Sector IT Resourcing Specialists are saying that while they can help companies locate hardto find staff it s often better value to just outsource entire projects There isn t so much of a skills shortage as there is a people and management shortage Over the last few years and through the recession a lot of people have gone back to education and upskilled themselves They ve improved their qualifications or taken jobs where they were pigeonholed into particular types of roles said Chris Casey helpdesk and on site services manager for PFH Technology Group So they could have been only working with VMware or only working with SAN technology and in the processthose people have become very skilled They re now highly employable which means there re no staff out there According to Casey PFH has deliberately gone about building portfolios of people with

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  • PFH sponsor Innovation breakfast briefing | PFH Technology Group
    Lead Tele Sales Desk Executive VMware Senior Engineer Get in touch Home About us News PFH sponsor Innovation breakfast briefing About us Ireland s largest indigenous ICT services company since 1985 with offices in Dublin Cork and Galway Management Team Our Partners Case Studies News Events PFH sponsor Innovation breakfast briefing The Marketing Institute of Ireland is holding a breakfast event on Wednesday 20th May at The Kingsley Hotel Cork Innovation isn t just for the big companies Innovation isn t a choice It s a mind set and it s the difference between surviving and thriving Customers are ever more demanding and with the phenomenal speed in technology advances their expectations are high If you can t deliver your competitors will So how can you ensure you have the competitive edge delivering real added value for your customers What exactly is innovation and how can you incorporate it into your business How can you ensure that you deliver and exceed customers expectations better than your competitor and grow your profitable business for the future Come and hear about Microsoft s innovation journey and get a practical insight into the process that it uses to identify relevant customer insights idea

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  • PFH Technology in The Sunday Business Post - 5th May 2015 | PFH Technology Group
    future of wearable technology from the Apple Watch to smart clothing Do you think it will continue to grow in years to come or will it be seen as a fad I would look at where it is coming from and where it is going to Wearable tech is not new look at sports professionals their clothing is tagged and they are tracked while playing matches or running races with biometric and other devices on their body to aid them in developing their skills Specific to the requirement there is an application like sport or other activities but for the general consumer I think it may drift into fad unless combined with other concepts Q2 The new MacBook has been announced and will have only one USB port for all charging and external connec tions do you think Apple is going too far by favouring style over functionality I m not too sure it s style over functionality large companies such as Microsoft and Apple are pushing Cloud integration For devices such as the MacBook Air executive devices syncing of a load of devices is now more over cloud Think back to CD drives where are they now Q3 AIB has just committed 15 million to the Foundation Healthcare Fund focusing on life sciences such as bio technology and speciality pharmaceuticals What are your thoughts on the rise of the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland and the investments being made to further this research The pharmaceutical industry is vital to the Irish economy and biotechnology represents the next evolution in this sector As large companies patents expire and lower cost drugs come onto the market the next development area has to be where we are at to secure jobs and investment This feeds down into education and supports wider communities Q4

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  • PFH Technology in The Sunday Business Post - May 2015 | PFH Technology Group
    Systems Engineer Network Enginneer Opensource Consultant Professional Services Team Lead Tele Sales Desk Executive VMware Senior Engineer Get in touch Home About us News PFH Technology in The Sunday Business Post May 2015 About us Ireland s largest indigenous ICT services company since 1985 with offices in Dublin Cork and Galway Management Team Our Partners Case Studies News Events PFH Technology in The Sunday Business Post May 2015 PFH Technology show customers new ways of doings things with software defined storage As an HP IBM and Dell partner the PFH Technology Group gives a good barometer of storage needs in Ireland typically working with mid and large sized businesses around tier 2 type requirements supporting applications from email to ERP It s the production environment where our role used to be about back up but it s much more than that now It involves de duplication and compression said Declan Van Esbeck strategic director of enter prise technology Customers are also looking to scale out into tier 1 for storage to support business critical transac tions and tier 3 for older archived data files accessed infrequently and ideally suited for low threshold per formance Software defined storage comes into play

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