Wednesday, February 20 15:01:49
An ambitious new start-up company, Cloud Compare, is to create 12 new jobs at its Dublin offices this year with hopes of breaking in to the UK market soon.
The company is Ireland's first Cloud Services Brokerage firm and will manage small, medium and large organisations' transition to the Cloud.
Cloud Compare offers businesses the chance to do business through the Cloud through planning, research, independent expert advice and project management whilst filling the gap between the organisation and the Cloud Providers.
They have developed a five stage framework called Cloud Adoption Framework for SMEs (CAFS) in conjunction with research carried out by University College Cork to assist businesses with moving their data, applications and business processes to the Cloud.
Cloud Compare already has 30 Cloud Service Providers both in Ireland and worldwide on their panel of recommended providers. They include Microsoft, Another 9, Auxilion, Fort Technologies, Novosco and Let's Operate. These companies will form the panel of providers that Cloud Compare will engage as part of their Cloud Adoption Framework.
Eamon Moore, CEO and Founder of Cloud Compare has worked in the IT industry for 10 years in his IT Consultancy company E-MIT Solutions.
"Through the Cloud Compare brokerage service businesses will be provided with independent advice regarding their individual Cloud Computing requirements. We will in turn recommend the most appropriate service through one of our Cloud Partners or through a tendering process based on our research of their requirements. Our aim is to provide businesses with the tools and techniques to evaluate and adopt Cloud technology within a quality controlled environment," he said.
"Our research has shown there to be confusion and a lack of trust with regard to Cloud services in the Irish market. IT companies are not truly independent and are pushing the Cloud solutions they themselves provide which might not necessarily be a good fit for every business. More often than not the client doesn't have the knowledge in this space to question if what is being provided is the best fit for their organisational needs," Mr Moore added.