Saturday, 7 February 2015

Datapac delivers new IT and telecoms to Wexford Festival Trust - €75K sponsorship deal

Datapac, Ireland’s largest indigenous ICT solutions and services provider, today announced that it has renewed its sponsorship deal with Wexford Festival Trust valued at €75,000 over three years. As the Festival’s exclusive IT and telecommunications partner since 2008, Datapac is upgrading existing IT infrastructures and delivering additional new technologies to support the planned growth of both the Festival and House.

The Wexford Festival Trust produces the annual world-renowned and critically acclaimed Wexford Festival Opera. Founded in 1951, the Festival is one of Ireland's longest established and most recognised arts and cultural events. Its upcoming festival will take place from October 21st to November 1st in Wexford Opera House, recently officially recognised as Ireland’s National Opera House. Ticket sales are expected to be well in excess of 20,000.

In addition to the critically acclaimed festival, the National Opera House also hosts a year-round programme of live performances including opera, theatre, comedy, music and family events.
As Ireland’s National Opera House, Wexford Opera House is recognised as one of the leading opera houses internationally. To ensure it could provide its staff, performers, patrons and guests with a world-class service at all times, Datapac was asked to review and upgrade the entire IT and telecoms infrastructure of the Opera House.

The new solution includes an upgraded unified communications system which allows staff and clients to communicate effectively from multiple device and locations. It also encompasses an upgrade of all software and hardware including point-of-sale technologies which enables the House and Festival organisers to easily manage growing levels of bookings. In addition, Datapac has implemented a new IT security solution to ensure complete protection for all users at all times, and it provides proactive managed support of the entire infrastructure from its Network Operations Centre in Enniscorthy.

David McLoughlin, Chief Executive, Wexford Festival Trust, commented, “We’re thrilled to renew our long-running partnership with Datapac and to continue to receive such a high-quality technology infrastructure and service. Datapac provides us with a fantastic platform which underpins our ambitious growth plans, including a launch of more sophisticated sales and marketing initiatives which aim to boost Festival and House attendance numbers even further. We’ve a long and successful partnership in place with Datapac and it’s great to have a local technology partner that supports us every step of the way.”

Karen O’Connor, General Manager Service Delivery, Datapac, said, “We’re delighted to be reconfirmed as the exclusive technology partner for Wexford Festival Trust for the next three years. It’s a hugely exciting time as both the Festival and Opera House continue to set new heights in terms of facilities, tickets sales, productions and nurturing talent. We’re pleased that our investment in technologies and managed services will play a big part in their ongoing success.”