Monday, August 12 12:07:38
The Irish Software Association has welcomed the Government's commitment to get more small firms into the Government's IT supply chain.
It said that small firms have the ability to introduce new IT innovations in the public sector and create jobs.
The remarks were made by new Government CIO, Bill McCluggage, in a recent interview.
Edel Creely, ISA Chair and Managing Director of Trilogy Technologies said that the remarks send a strong signal to Ireland's SME community that the Government recognises the potential of our indigenous IT sector.
"Bringing SMEs into Government will enable our public sector to utilise new technology and the latest innovations in IT, to bring enhanced productivity, efficiencies and cost savings to public services and, to maintain Ireland's reputation as a smart economy and IT hub. Developing the internal market and products is essential for the growth and development of SMEs in protecting and creating jobs in the domestic economy," she said.
"It provides a unique opportunity for technology SMEs in Ireland to showcase their strengths and innovations to public sector organisations and this is welcomed by over 650 ISA-member companies," Ms Creely added.