A round-up of today's other stories in brief
European award for Pocket Anatomy's education app
Pocket Anatomy, a Galway-based medical education software maker, this week won the annual special award at this year’s European Medea 2010 Media in Education awards in Brussels. Nine finalists from Belgium, Estonia, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and the UK were shortlisted from 140 entries from 31 European countries for the awards. “To be awarded a European Media in Education award is a real honour, as it recognises the great work of our talented team,” said the founder of Pocket Anatomy, Mark Campbell. Pocket Anatomy’s Pocket Body app was developed as a collaboration between the Galway-based company, graduate employees from GMIT, NUIG medical students and Enterprise Ireland.
Recruitment IT deal for Tesco
Recruitment software company Candidate Manager has signed a major €236,000 deal with Tesco, UK’s biggest retailer, to update their online hiring practices and roll out recruitment software to over 2,500 Tesco stores and call centres in the UK and Ireland.
Candidate Manager first implemented its software for Tesco Ireland in 2006, which resulted in a 50 per cent reduction in administration and time-to-hire. Tesco has now chosen Candidate Manager to review its complete recruitment process in Ireland and the UK and to further integrate it with social media and other newer forms of recruitment.
Interxion data centre to expand
European data centre operator Interxion has announced plans to expand its recently opened Dublin 2 data centre. The company said the expansion was in response to demand from customers, primarily in the digital media, carrier and cloud service sectors.
Including the investment made to build and equip the new data centre, the expansion brings Interxion’s total investment in the new facility to €13 million in the last 18 months.
The expansion will provide an additional 900sq m of net space, increasing Interxion’s overall capacity to 1,700sq m of equipped space.
Most firms plan Windows 7 upgrade
Nearly three-quarters of Irish firms (73 per cent) plan to deploy Windows 7 as soon as possible with nearly half (42 per cent) planning to upgrade within a year, according to a new survey from Citrix Systems Ireland.
Some 43 per cent of businesses said the main reason for migrating to Windows 7 was increased speed and productivity. This was followed by improved security and networking (30 per cent). For companies who said they would not be migrating, cost was the main deterrent (62 per cent).