Sungard Availability Services sponsors Virgin Media Business Ireland TechConnect Live

Virgin Media Business Ireland TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, is delighted to confirm Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) as a main event sponsor for 2017. As Ireland’s premier IT services provider, specialising in availability, managed IT and cloud solutions, Sungard Availability Services is the ideal partner for the event and will be providing two expert speakers on the day to discuss GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and digital transformation.

Sungard AS provides SMEs and larger businesses with tailored production and recovery services to help them achieve their required business and technology outcomes. The company applies its deep expertise and over 35 years’ experience in disaster recovery to design, build and run production environments that are resilient and positioned for growth in the future. Services include cloud, managed hosting, security services, colocation and network services along with recovery and business continuity services. “At the moment, we’re seeing a very strong demand from our Irish and global customers for hybrid IT. We are also talking to our customers about GDPR; the clock is ticking so we want to ensure our customers are up to speed on their requirements,” says Keith O’Leary, Principal Consultant at Sungard AS. Keith will be discussing the complexities associated with GDPR at Virgin Media Business Ireland TechConnect Live, along with Solutions Architect Brian Finnegan who will talk about digital transformation including how organisations can ensure they embark on such programmes with eyes open to the potential pitfalls, as well as how to harness the many benefits of a successful deployment.

“People are beginning to understand what’s involved with GDPR and the fact that it’s very much a people, process and technology approach. Businesses will be required to incorporate changes in terms of system(s) development, application management and IT operations. We believe Virgin Media Business Ireland TechConnect Live is the ideal event for us as delegates are the very people who need to know about these changes. Our insights around GDPR will resonate with attendees. Our GDPR services are underpinned the capabilities, expertise and solutions that enable us to work with customers to address both their GDPR requirements and their broader IT services needs too.”

With a very compelling set of capabilities around GDPR, Sungard AS understands the implications of the new requirement and is in an ideal position to help customers navigate their way through the complexities of the Regulation. “We view GDPR as more than just a technology driven activity. At Sungard AS, we feel we’re in a very good position to provide a comprehensive end-to-end perspective to customers and we look forward to sharing this expertise with delegates at Virgin Media Business Ireland TechConnect Live.”

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About TechConnect Live

The city of Dublin will host TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, on the 31st of May 2017. This gathering of 3000+ key decision makers from the Irish and international tech sector will provide a unique forum for technology companies, start-ups, investors and the largest Irish and global end users of technology and services to facilitate investment, innovation, collaboration and fostering of new commercial relationships.

Powerful keynote talks from leading Irish and global speakers, start-up pitches and networking opportunities are tied together by 100 exhibitor pavilions and more than 20 conferences on fintech, healthtech, startups, investment and funding, data, cloud computing, content, mobile, cleantech, marketing, enterprise technology, Apps, software, gaming, factory technology, telecommunications, IT, Internet, careers, IOT, sports technology, distributive technologies… and much more.

About Sungard Availability Services

Sungard AS partners with customers around the globe to understand their unique business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Rather than focusing on one isolated area of technology, we deliver business continuity, information security, IT disaster recovery, and cloud systems that are fully integrated and responsive. The result is a solution that meets your business challenges and can be delivered quickly, flexibly, and cost-effectively.

We have a diverse group of customers, proof that our solutions offer a broad range of benefits. Over half of our customers are small and medium enterprises, and more than 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies rely on our services. Financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and business services industries are heavily represented; plus, we have significant customers from the transportation, telecommunications, utilities, and government verticals.