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Novosco scoop Irish News Workplace & Employment Award

Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013

Novosco was awarded the Managing Talent (Small Organisation) title at the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards last month.

Now in their seventh year, the awards, which took place at Titanic Belfast, honour those exceptional companies and organisations in Northern Ireland that put an emphasis on developing, nurturing and getting the best out of their people.

Novosco took home the Managing Talent Award after the judges found they demonstrated an innovative and effective approach to managing fresh and experienced talent from apprentice to boardroom level.

Patrick McAliskey, Managing Director of Novosco said: “We have the best people with the best skills, and we are very proud of the expertise that we have built.

“From health and wellbeing programmes to flexible working, good communication, team building activities, training and development, we work extremely hard to develop and nurture the talents of our staff.”

Novosco employs almost 80 people and has offices in Belfast, Dublin and Birmingham. Its clients include the largest universities and higher education establishments on the island of Ireland, government departments and agencies, major UK and Ireland health trusts, and many of Northern Ireland’s top 100 companies.

Novosco Awarded Signature Partner Status by EMC Ireland

Date: Monday, February 18, 2013

Novosco, the leading provider of managed services and cloud based infrastructure, has achieved EMC Signature status, the highest level of the EMC Velocity Partner Program.

This makes Novosco the highest certified EMC Value Added Reseller (VAR) in Ireland, as the only partner to demonstrate the technical expertise and knowledge required to achieve this status.

“Achieving EMC Signature Partner status reflects our commitment to providing the highest level of technical expertise and quality of service to our clients. We are very proud to have achieved this new level of partnership and we look forward to building on our excellent relationship with EMC,” said Patrick McAliskey, Managing Director of Novosco.

“We are very excited about the new possibilities this brings to strengthen our professional services and deliver faster returns on investment to our customers. We will not be resting on our laurels.”

EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS). Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.

Tim Leary Channel Manager for EMC Ireland added: “Novosco have proven to be an importantly strategic and trusted partner for EMC in Ireland. Their technical expertise and passion for solutions have been key to growing our customer base and helping our joint customers address today’s data and operational issues.”

As an EMC Signature Partner, Novosco has made a significant investment in the training and expertise necessary to build on the core EMC Velocity competencies of backup and recovery, consolidate, and advanced consolidate solutions. These competencies recognise Novosco for their specialty in solving customer backup and recovery challenges, increasing data center efficiency, lowering risk and controlling costs.

Novosco named EMC’s Innovation Partner of the Year 2012

Date: Friday, March 1, 2013

Novosco were named EMC’s Innovation Partner of the Year for 2012 at the annual EMC Irish Partner Awards.

The award recognises Novosco’s expertise in implementing a fully integrated private cloud platform, providing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to Trinity College Dublin.

Winners are selected based on the partner’s innovative capabilities and skills using EMC technology.

Novosco’s EMC solution allowed Trinity College Dublin to take advantage of Enterprise-Class technology, in order to deploy an integrated private cloud platform, providing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to all TCD users.

EMC is a global leader, working with organizations around the world in every industry, in the public and private sectors, and of every size from start-ups to the Fortune Global 500.

Jason Ward, Country Manager for EMC Ireland said: “We are thrilled to recognise Novosco as EMC’s Innovation Partner of the Year. All of the entrants were worthy and impressive candidates in their own right, but Novosco really stood out for us with this hugely significant project in the higher education sector. We commend them for their work in this area and look forward to a mutually beneficial on-going relationship.”

Patrick McAliskey, Managing Director at Novosco added: “Novosco’s experience and expertise in the deployment and support of 
EMC-based solutions means that customers can entrust their data and applications to Novosco. This award is in recognition of the faith that EMC places in Novosco, and confirms the mutual commitment to our partnership in the future.”

Novosco named top company to work for in UK by Sunday Times

Date: Monday, March 11, 2013

Novosco has been ranked one of the top companies to work for in the UK.

The datacentre expert was placed 50th in the 2013 Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For listing, the highest ranking for a business from Northern Ireland, where Novosco has its head office.

Novosco, head-quartered in the Northern Ireland Science Park, employs about 80 people and also has offices in Dublin and Birmingham.

It provides IT services to many top companies as well as to public, private and voluntary sector clients across the UK and Ireland.

Sunday Times’ Business Editor, Dominic O’Connell, said: “Being included in a Sunday Times Best Companies list is more than ever recognised as a “kite mark” that adds real value to an employer’s brand. Congratulations to all the organisations in this year’s Sunday Times Best Companies lists. You have set the benchmark for workplace excellence.”

This year The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For lists have been derived from entries of 896 organisations. In total over 240,000 employees were surveyed for these lists and an evaluation carried out of each company’s key statistics, processes and policies.

Novosco Named Best Place to Work in IT in Ireland

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Belfast-based Novosco has finished ahead of global leaders in being named the best place to work in IT on the island of Ireland.

The IT infrastructure company, based in the Northern Ireland Science Park, were awarded with the prestigious accolade at the ICT Excellence Awards 2013 in Dublin.

Novosco was the only Northern Ireland company to win an award at the event in the Ballsbridge Hotel, which presented a range of prizes across the island’s IT sector.

The win follows the company’s inclusion in the Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to Work For’ listing 2013, and its inclusion in the Deloitte Fast 50 this year for the 13th year in a row.

Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, said Novosco places the highest priority on employing, retaining and developing the very best people.

“From health and wellbeing programmes to flexible working, good communication, team building activities, training and development, we work extremely hard to make Novosco a great place to work,” he added.

“What sets us apart from our competitors is having the best people with the best skills, and we are very proud of the expertise that we have built.”

Novosco employs almost 80 people and has offices in Belfast, Dublin and Birmingham. Its clients include the largest universities and higher education establishments on the island of Ireland, government departments and agencies, major UK and Ireland health trusts, and many of Northern Ireland’s top 100 companies.