eir evo secures major new contract to take Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council to the cloud in transformative IT project

Clair Gheel, Business Development Director for Local and Central Government at eir evo UK; Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the Development Committee at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council; and Diane Giles, Head of Service Delivery at eir evo UK.

Leading telecoms and IT provider eir evo UK has secured a major new contract with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, to deliver a transformative cloud migration project in a further move to bring its IT infrastructure right up to speed.

Over a five-year contract, eir evo will deliver greater cost efficiencies and agility for the council, whilst benefiting businesses, residents and staff across the city by modernising its ageing IT infrastructure with the most comprehensive, efficient and future focused service on the market.

A total of seven transformative projects will be delivered by eir evo under the contract including Office 365 cloud migration, backup and disaster recovery capability, end of life device replacement and device management, a superior new storage and record management solution, security and compliance implementation and fully managed services across the full product suite.

eir evo has been Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s ICT partner since 2017.

Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the Development Committee at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, said:

“We’re delighted to extend our partnership with eir evo to fully implement a new suite of services. By migrating to cloud technology, we can tap into a more robust and extensive product suite to better serve our business needs and we have already progressed plans to adopt a new, cloud-based CRM solution and finance system in the coming months. It will also increase our capacity and allow us to upgrade and scale at a much faster pace which, as a progressive organisation, is important to us in futureproofing our business.

“For us, eir evo is the perfect partner to revamp our legacy infrastructure and bring us forward into a new digitally focused workspace. eir evo’s proven expertise in this area, combined with their quality, credibility and demonstrable success in working with other large public sector organisations and government bodies made them the obvious choice of partner.”

The announcement comes after eir evo secured a landmark £7 million contract with 10 regional councils across Northern Ireland to deliver high-capacity fibre network and managed services over the next decade, enabling more efficient delivery of digital services, improved productivity and supporting the development of new technology initiatives from within the local councils.

Through this existing contract, eir evo already provides Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council with enhanced cybersecurity protection on its wide-area network and firewalls. The new migration project will see eir evo’s partnership with council extended to deliver enhanced security from beyond its perimeters for the first time.

Clair Gheel, Business Development Director for Local and Central Government at eir evo UK said:

“It’s great to work with a progressive organisation that clearly sees the benefit of having a single partner to manage its full IT portfolio, WAN and telephony, transitioning from legacy IT infrastructure to reflect a modern, agile and secure system that befits the needs of a dynamic organisation.

“With more than 95% of all new applications becoming cloud-native by 2025, we’re seeing more and more businesses make the switch to cloud-based solutions. We are well-placed to provide cutting-edge solutions that match our customers’ needs for true digital transformation and innovation and we look forward to delivering this significant transformation project for Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council over the next five years.”

eir evo is the largest provider to offer true end-to-end service delivery and technical innovation to the highest-level, both north and south. The company has one of the most extensive partnership networks of globally recognised technology brands, achieving premium partner status with Microsoft, Cisco, HPE, Dell, Citrix, Palo Alto and Fortinet to name a few.

This year it was named Microsoft Ireland Partner of the Year in recognition of its customer-first commitment to help organisations get the most out of their technology. Last month, eir evo was awarded Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Partner of the Year 2022 for its high level of technical expertise in innovative solutions from the HPE portfolio including cloud services, infrastructure, security and networking. The company also holds the title of Cisco UK & Ireland Partner of the Year and is Cisco Gold Integrator for the 23rd consecutive year based on its specialisations across multiple architectures including Advanced Enterprise Networking, Advanced Security, Advanced Data Center, Advanced Collaboration, and Customer Experience.

eir evo recently announced a major office move, signing a 10-year lease to take residency on the tenth floor of the newly redeveloped Grade A office development The Vantage in Belfast city centre, where the company plans to further expand the team to support its growth and success in a next generation working environment.

For more information, please visit www.eirevo.co.uk

 

 

About eir evo

eir evo is Ireland’s number one telecommunications and ICT solutions provider. Established in 2021 following the merger of eir Business, Ireland’s leading telecoms company, and Evros Technology Group, Ireland’s best-in-class IT services provider. eir evo provides a unique offering to the Irish marketplace, serving business customers with end-to-end solutions across telecommunications and IT services including mobility solutions (with Ireland’s largest 5G network), cutting edge networking technology, public and private cloud, cyber security, managed services and IT contracting.

Employing more than 600 people, across both the island of Ireland and New Zealand, eir evo offers world class services and digital transformation for Ireland’s SME, Enterprise and Government organisations. eir evo is part of the eir group, eir is the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland with approximately 2 million customers.

In Northern Ireland, eir Business has been supporting public sector reform and private sector growth for over 14 years, investing millions of pounds into its network and connecting more than 20 large towns across the region including: Antrim, Armagh, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Bangor, Belfast, Coleraine, Cookstown, Derry, Downpatrick, Dungannon, Edenmore, Enniskillen, Irvinestown, Larne, Limavady, Lisburn, Magherafelt, Newry, Omagh and Portadown.

With a focus on growing the Northern Ireland telecoms market, the company’s drive and dedication to promote the ICT industry locally has made the industry more competitive for business. A trusted ICT partner to many top 100 organisations operating across a range of industries including education and health, utilities, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, agri-food and professional services, it has been quietly servicing enterprise and public sector clients directly and via partners across Northern Ireland, with a reputation for service excellence.

Customers include Almac, Arthur Cox, Balloo Hire, Belfast Metropolitan College, Capita, Carson McDowell, Dale Farm, Douglas & Graham, Firmus, Flogas, GmcG (Accountants), Hastings Hotels, Henderson Group, LCC Oil, Libraries NI, Lambert Smith Hampton, People 1st, Ulster University, Queen’s University, Simon Brien, Southern Trust and 10 local Councils.