Friday, 28 March 2014

Head of Research at Fujitsu Ireland welcomes Research Data Alliance Conference

Head of Research at Fujitsu Ireland Anthony McCauley,  welcomed the start of the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Conference taking place in Dublin.

“Accelerating data driven innovation and discovery is extremely important and Fujitsu commends the Research Data Alliance for the work it is doing in this area. Indeed Fujitsu has been exploring the field of Open Data and its business potential as part of its a research initiative with the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUIG Galway."

“The benefits that can be gained for society from sharing and re-using Open Data are endless and Ireland must play its part in exploiting this. Ireland has been shown to fall behind in this area, ranking 42nd and 29th respectively in the Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Census 2013 and Open Data Barometer 2013.”

Fujitsu is the world’s third-largest IT solutions provider and among the top five IT solutions provider in Ireland. Employing 350 staff in Ireland, Fujitsu defines, designs, builds and operates innovative IT solutions, products and services, helping our customers to realise the benefits of the connected economy. In Ireland we offer a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services. We concentrate on our core strengths, delivering customer focused IT applications, infrastructure development and management and outsourcing across end user, networking and data centre environments. These are supported by a full range of related services, from management and technology consulting, through to integration and deployment.

They work with  customers to identify potential opportunities for technological change such as virtualisation in their industry. They then develop and deliver on an action plan to capitalise on these to their commercial advantage. Led by CEO, Regina Moran, the company attributes its success to its Japanese heritage of Lean computing and a methodology based on the concept of continuous service improvement combined with a focus on good technology.

Fujitsu’s existing customer base includes some of the leading organisations in the public and private sectors in Ireland including Fujitsu’s existing customer base includes the leading organisations in the public and private sector in Ireland, including Telef√≥nica Ireland Ltd, Irish Courts Service, Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas, Department of Transport, SSE Renewables Holdings Ltd, Dublin City Council, Bord Gais - Networks (and Irish Water), TEAGASC, Electricity Supply Board, Susquehanna, Topaz Energy Limited, Road Safety Authority, IADT, Department of Defence (including Defence Forces Ireland), Aviareto Limited, Doosan Trading Ltd, Dalkia, Department of Social Protection, University College Dublin, Ordnance Survey Ireland, New Ireland Assurance Plc, Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment, Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Irish Blood Transfusion Service, KBC Bank Ireland Plc, Bord na Mona.