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By: Best Connected  05/12/2011

A mere 12 days after the fact I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that attended the Software and Services conference and showcase that was held in Enterprise Ireland head quarters here in Dublin last Monday. The showcase was quite a success with some clients reporting that they got to meet buyers that they had been trying to meet for quite some time.

How did it work?
The conference was attended by public sector IT buyers and Enterprise Ireland client companies and represented a valuable networking opportunity. Companies represented were from a broad spectrum of our indigenous software and associted services base. It was a half day conference with 7 excellent speakers from a broad range of bodies involved in the Procurement of software landscape.

The topics covered ranged from the future of eGovernment with interesting comparisons being drawn between Ireland and Estonia to the emerging drive toward Government usage of the Cloud dubbed the G-Cloud Programme in the UK.

After the conference was completed the specially designated showcase area was opened up for the It managers to get a flavour of the capabilities offered by Ireland’s indigenous software and services base.

Thoughts on the Event
While far from a perfect event we succeeded in getting a large swathe of Ireland’s Public Sector IT managers and our SME’s into a room and talking about the industries future and thinking of the synergies between the public sector’s current need to drastically reduce budget expenditures and client solutions designed to achieve just that.

While Enterprise Ireland have no concrete plans in place we are interested in running similar events in the future and are looking to add further value to the Public Sector Procurement of IT through our Public Procurement Department.

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