Relocation marks first step in international expansion
Hires VP of Sales & Marketing Sharmila Wijeyakumar to lead expansion
First Irish customer is I Research 4 Birth, a collaboration portal for maternity care
DUBLIN – 29th February 2012 –
Entando, an emerging software company that develops open source portals and content management software announces today that it is taking its first big step towards international expansion by relocating its headquarters from Sardinia, Italy to Dublin with support from Enterprise Ireland. Entando also announces the appointment of Sharmila (Sam) Wijeyakumar to lead this expansion from Dublin due to her extensive IT channel experience and network, language skills and international credentials having worked and lived in Asia, the Americas, Africa, Middle East and Europe. Sam will initially be building a sales, presales and marketing team of ten based in Dublin. After Dublin, Entando plans to launch operations in the UK, Spain and the US.
I Research 4 Birth Entando's partner, Belfast-based Redburn Information Solutions, currently provides a web portal to support the European COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) funded project "iResearch 4 Birth". This enables 150 academic scholars from around the world to collaborate and share knowledge about ways to improve maternity care provision and outcomes for mothers, babies and families across the world. Trinity College Dublin is one of the main academic and management partners of this exciting research project using Entando’s services.
According to Hugh Wiseman from Redburn Information Solutions, “the COST project chose Entando for its IT infrastructure. The benefits of using Entando as an open source portal are many, including financial flexibility, accessibility and the use of the latest technologies. Finally, the support Entando gives us is excellent.”
About Sharmila (Sam) Wijeyakumar Sam Wijeyakumar is a Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) celebrated by CRN Magazine as one of the “2011 Women of the Channel”. Before Entando, Sam was Channel Manager EMEA & APAC for business analytics software company Pentaho, where she achieved the distinction of becoming the company’s top performing EMEA channel manager. She achieved this by educating and mentoring her partners to achieve major growth, helping one to triple its revenue in only 12 months. Her passion and track record in empowering a network of International channel partners was very compelling to Entando, which only sells its software through partners.
Dublin Headquarters Entando’s Dublin headquarters will be located at the Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor's Lane Dublin 8, and will be announcing vacancies over 2012. Interested parties should visit the Entando website’s or visit firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about roles.
About Entando Entando is an integrated open source enterprise portal platform and content management system. It has been proven in the most demanding public and private sector projects, which have high functional and legal requirements for accessibility, ease of use and mobility. Its agile, modern and user-centric platform is designed for building custom web portals quickly, which can be easily integrated with other systems and changed in line with end-user demands. It’s open source technology means that modules or entire portals can be shared and reused throughout organisations. Entando sells its technology 100 percent through the channel, offering a range of services to help its partners succeed including training, sales business planning, sales, marketing, PR and technical support. For more information visitwww.entando.com.