This year, despite the challenges, restrictions and ‘changing of plans’ as a result of Covid guidelines, there were still plenty of highlights and lots to celebrate. The ActionPoint team have delivered exciting award-winning projects, celebrated culture internally and continued to strive to deliver Digital Transformation for our customers.
Take a look at our Year in Review 2021.
Digital Transformation Whitepaper Release
We were proud to launch our Digital Transformation Trends 2021, where we provide an outlook on Digital Transformation trends within the Public Sector, Aviation Leasing, Agriculture, Insurance and Financial Services. You can download your FREE copy, here. Stay tuned for our latest Digital Transformation research early next year.
Digital Maturity Self- Assessment Launch
To kick-off the launch of our Digital Transformation Self-Assessment , ActionPoint CEO David Jeffreys sat down with Voxpro CEO & Co-Founder Dan Kiely to discuss Voxpro’s technology partnership with ActionPoint and how through that and internal innovation, they were able to scale. Voxpro was since acquired by Canadian telecom giant Telus in a deal valued at an estimated $150M. Dan Kiely notes that continuously adopting new technolgies and Digital Transformation was key to their success. Our Digital Transformation Self- Assessment (DMSA) looks at the 6 key dimensions of Digital Transformation including Digital Strategy, Data Intelligence, Capability, Processes, Customer Experience, and finally Risk & Compliance. Once you complete your self-assessment, you will receive a Digital Transformation Self-Assessment report. Learn more about the DMSA and take the survey, here.
The ActionPoint Team were honoured to support local and national charities. Over the course of the year, the team and company raised over €3,000 for charities including: Milford Hospice, Women’s Aid, St. Vincent de Paul, Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, Newport Community Project and the Humanli Charity partners (more on this below, final figure pending Jan 2022).
We look forward to continuously working with these deserving organisations next year, who work tirelessly to help the sick and vulnerable in our society.
Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards
ActionPoint are delighted to have been awarded with two prestigious Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards at Microsoft Inspire on July 16th, 2021.
Our work was shortlisted for both ‘Modern Workplace for SMB’ and ‘Cloud Native App Development’ and ActionPoint walked away with both awards.
The awards acknowledged the cutting-edge software and modern workplace IT Services delivered by ActionPoint. These included the FarmOps App, commissioned by Munster Bovine and the management of IT Services for Munster Rugby during the pandemic.
This year, the ActionPoint team celebrated PRIDE with a virtual celebration of the LGBTQ+ Community, learning about the history of the movement, how it has evolved today and what we can do within our communities to make them a better place for members of the community.
Deloitte Best Managed Company
The accolade was announced by Deloitte Ireland in association with Bank of Ireland, at a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
Hunt Museum VR Exhibit
We were delighted to sponsor the latest VR exhibition linked to Hieronymus Bosch Garden of Earthly Delights at Limerick’s Hunt Museum. This fantastic exhibit is a celebration or art and technology and how they can come together to create something magical. The exhibit runs until December 24, 2021 so make sure to check it out if you’re looking for a fun activity this Christmas.
Celebration of Diversity
At ActionPoint, we take pride in celebrating our team and learning about the various different people that make our community so dynamic and diverse. This year, we heard from ActionPointers from different backgrounds, minority groups, ethnicity and cultures. This was a great opportunity to raise awareness of the issues some of our team mates face in the workplace and how we can all actively improve each others experience at work and in life.
IRP Commerce Video Case Study
We were thrilled to work with IRP Commerce, an E-Commerce organisation whos use of Microsoft Azure has elevated the services they provide to their customers. This case study was awarded Microwarehouse’s ‘Cloud Deployment of the Month’ award in October. Check out the video to learn more about the project.
ICT Pro Acquisition
In November, ActionPoint was delighted to announce the news of our acquisition of Dublin- Based IT Services firm, ICT Pro. Founded by Barry Byrne in 2002 and headquartered in Ballymount in Dublin, ICT Project Management provides IT services across a wide range of sectors including biotechnology, legal, financial services, and manufacturing.
“We are delighted to be partnering with ActionPoint in the next chapter of our journey and bolstering our service offering with cloud, digital transformation, and software development expertise,” said Mr Byrne. You can read more on the details of the acquisition, here.
Munster Rugby Video Case Study
We have been working with Munster Rugby for over 10 years as their Technology Partner. We visited Thomond Park to meet Philip Quinn, Chief Operating Officer at Munster Rugby to learn about their Technology Partnership with ActionPoint. Check out the video above to find out more.
With all the changes in restrictions this year, we have missed meeting our colleagues in person and enjoying some socialising outside of work. Over the course of November, December and January, our ActionPointers are taking part in the Humanli #ToTheMoon Activity Challenge, in a bid to raise vital funds for local charities. Through walking, running, cycling and swimming, participants will log their movement and fundraise, all with the goal of collectively reaching the moon! This is a fantastic way to keep active over the festive season, with the aim to benefitting both physically and mentally by keeping active.