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Actionpoint News24th November 2016
Action Point named 9th fastest growing Technology Company at Deloitte Fast 50 Awards
For the third consecutive year, Action Point has been listed as one of Ireland’s fastest growing technology companies in the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. This year we placed in the top 10, achieving 9th place. The following is an article that featured in the Sunday Business Post’s Deloitte Fast 50 awards feature.
‘Achieving 9th in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list absolutely huge for us and is a great follow-up from our Dell EMC Country Partner of the Year 2016 award, and is the 3rd time we’ve featured in the list. It’s an endorsement on the entire business and is recognition for the efforts of every single member of the team. We’re thrilled!’ said David Jeffreys Managing Director of Action Point, when asked what this meant to him.
According to David there are a number of factors driving this growth. “What makes Action Point unique is our breadth of capability in both IT Infrastructure, Software Development and Managed Services. When talking with clients we start with the business conversation first and from here we are able to look at the full technology stack – this is very unique in the Irish market. Most competitors provide one of these services but not all three. This enables Action Point to provide a more wholesome offering to our clients.”
“Our approach to client work is designed to build trust. We recognize that what we do requires a huge leap of faith when a client awards us a contract as they are putting the future of their business in our hands. This is why we always start with a consultative engagement to fully understand their business and to let the client get to know our team and our capability. Having great brands such as VoxPro, Chill Insurance, Munster Rugby, Analog, Johnson & Johnson, Coillte, University of Limerick amongst many others onboard really helps build confidence.”
David went on to say that “This approach has resulted in us winning multi-million euro projects both in the US and Ireland. We have won significant public tenders for high end storage and networking through the Office of Government Procurement here in Ireland. We have worked with clients to build out new Contact Centres in Sacramento, California and in Athens, Georgia. We have developed an end to end manufacturing traceability system for a client in the aviation industry in Los Angeles and closer to home have recently developed the Christmas Game for the National Lottery. Action Point also develops software for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport”.
“Lastly, winning recognizable awards such as Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and Dell EMC Country Partner of the Year also help to build credibility. Backing these up with industry accreditations from Micrososft, Dell EMC, VMware, Veeam and Sophos all demonstrate that our team take pride in their work and are all experts at what they do. This puts our prospective clients at ease to know they are in good hands.”
Action Point’s breadth of capability has meant that they are well positioned in IoT (Internet of Things), having recently been invited to speak at 8 events at Dell EMC World in Austin. Action Point have rolled out their Smart Manufacturing Test Bed to Dell EMC and Intel IoT labs globally and is one of the first Dell EMC IoT partners offering software solutions for smart manufacturing. Closer to home Action Point has spoken and presented at a number of events across Europe including Smart IoT London, Intel CTO Summit in The Hague, and closer to home including IT@Cork and IRDG’s Annual Conference.
Action Point places a strong focus on career development, employing a strategy of technical excellence, and as a result has accrued significant accreditations – in excess of 200 to date across the team. According to David, “Attrition rates are exceptionally low in an industry where it is currently incredibly high due to a severe shortage in Ireland of highly skilled IT professionals. Key to this is ensuring the unique Action Point culture is nurtured and maintained as the company continues to scale. There is an empowered, friendly and family-type culture in the company.”
Action Point was established in 2005 recently celebrating 10 years in business, by David Jeffreys and John Savage, both University of Limerick graduates. Today Action Point has offices in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway, London and Los Angeles, collectively employing 80 people.