Tech Check Programme
Directory of approved ICT Consultants
Laois ? Longford ? Offaly ? Westmeath
What is the Tech Check Programme?
Tech Check is an exciting new ICT support programme developed specifically for small businesses. The focus of this check up is intended to be primarily on technology as a means of developing and growing your business.
The core ‘product’ of the scheme is a business review of the use of ICT within your business, leading to a brief written plan for optimising the strategic use of ICT to develop the business.
Each assignment will begin with an assessment of the client’s current business and technical capacity. Based on this assessment, the IT Consultant will identify the key strengths, weaknesses and, more importantly, the opportunities relating to the client’s use of technology e.g. use of existing technologies, security and maintenance, software, supply and purchasing facilities, marketing and sales technology and HR IT skills.
The process will then provide a strategy for dealing with these identified priorities, which will require the IT consultants input on the opportunities available to your business through better use of existing technical resources or by acquiring and using new technologies.
The output will be a short focused report tailored to the particular needs and circumstances of the individual business.
How much will it cost?
The cost of availing of the Tech-Check Audit is ?150 per business.
How long will it take?
It is expected that the IT Consultant will spend a full working day, possibly spread over a couple of visits working with your business.
Is my business eligible to apply?
The Audit is available to all small businesses employing less than 50 people and is available on a first come first serve basis. Places are limited so early consideration of this scheme is advised. All applications are subject to approval.
How do I apply?
Businesses should contact an Enterprise Officer at their local Enterprise Board for an application form.
While every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate, no responsibility is accepted by Laois, Longford, Offaly or Westmeath County Enterprise Board for any errors or omissions.
Contact Details for your Local Enterprise Board
Laois County Enterprise Board Portlaoise Enterprise Centre Clonminam Business Park Portlaoise
Tel: 057 866 1800
Fax: 057 866 6989
Longford County Enterprise Board Longford Enterprise Centre Templemichael
Tel: 043 42757
Fax: 043 40986
Offaly County Enterprise Board Cormac Street
Tel: 057 935 2971
Fax: 057 935 2973
Westmeath County Enterprise Board
Business Information Centre Church Avenue
Tel: 044 93 49222
Fax: 044 93 49009
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.westmeath-enterprise.ie
Directory of Approved ICT Consultants
Company Name Contact Page Number
Blue Cube Technologies Ltd Billy Treacy 5
Ideal Computer Services Peter Lewis 5
Information Providers Ltd Kevin Hourican 6
IT Solutions Group Govind Basnet 6
Keith Bonhanna Keith Bonhanna 7
Kinetic Computer Solutions Michael Reilly 7
Leo Galvin & Associates Ltd Leo Galvin 8
WESTBIC James Donlon 8
Company Name: BlueCube Technologies Ltd
Key Contact: Billy Treacy
Address: Bawnogue Enterprise Centre
Phone: 01 4570241
Fax: 01 4577458
Profile: BlueCube Technologies was set up in 2006 to serve the IT requirements
of the SME sector. BlueCube Technologies have extensive experience of
providing solutions to business which are cost effective and
technologically sound. Billy Treacy is the company’s key contact for this
project. Bill has a degree in computer applications and 10 years
experience working in various ICT companies.
Company Name: Ideal Computer Services
Key Contact: Peter Lewis
Address: 11 Dun Masc
Phone: 057 8621438
Fax: 057 8621438
Profile: Ideal Computer Services has been running since 1996. The services
offered include computer repairs, maintenance, computer training,
website marketing and broadband sales. Peter is a qualified accountant
and is a member of the Irish Computer Society and Institute of Business
Analysts and consultants. Computer Science formed part of his Bachelor
of Chemistry degree.
Company Name: Information Providers Ltd
Key Contact: Kevin Hourican
Address: 31 Ballymahon Street
Phone: 043 40444
Fax: 043 40445
Profile: Information providers’ areas of expertise include consultancy and
training, IT outsourcing, Internet services and product sales. They have
experience and knowledge of the small business environment. Jonathan
Pipe and Kevin Hourican are the lead contacts for this project. Jonathan
has been working in ICT since 1985 and is a qualified electronic engineer.
Kevin holds a degree in electronic engineering and computer science and
has worked in various positions worldwide as an IT Engineer.
Company Name: IT Solutions Group
Key Contact: Govind Basnet
Address: Nenagh Business Centre
Phone: 067 33966
Profile: IT Solutions Group is a co-operative effort of leading IT, Web and
Software Application Providers. They provide traditional IT services such
as PC setup, networking, web development services and application
hosting. Key contact for the Tech check project is Govind Basnet who
holds a graduate B.Science and has over 30 years in IT management with
household names in Ireland. The IT solutions group has a number of
other affiliated members providing one stop IT solutions to SMEs.
Company Name: Keith Bohanna
Key Contact: Keith Bohanna
Address: 52 Larchfield
Phone: 086 2300702
Profile: Keith Bohanna is an experienced internet consultant and trainer. He
qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 where he gained experience
of the SME sector and has been working in the technology sector since
2001. He sat on the Board of the Irish Internet Association for two years
and has been involved in the organisation of a number of Barcmaps
Company Name: Kinetic Computer Solutions
Key Contact: Michael Reilly
Address: Unit 3A Churchview Square
Phone: 049 4371685
Profile: Kinetic Computer Solutions operates a computer training centre and IT
support service since 2003. Mike Reilly has over 15 year’s experience of
ICT deployment in a range of sectors and organisation including software
analysis and design, advice, IT procurement and implementation. He has
worked with small businesses such as printers, fuel distributors,
transportation, construction and horticulture. Mike Reilly holds a degree
in Computer Science.
Company Name: Leo Galvin & Associates Ltd
Key Contact: Leo Galvin
Phone: 087 2374385
Profile: Leo Galvin has an accountancy background and has over twenty years
senior management experience with Irish and Multinational
manufacturing industry. His associate, Willie Galvin, as part of his
accountancy and taxation qualification training has worked on the
development of technological systems for use by clients in enhancing
their business efficiency. The organisation also has access to a software
engineer who has expertise in systems hardware and software and
developing and deploying ICT skills.
Company Name: Westbic
Key Contact: James Donlon
Address: Business Innovation Centre
Roscommon Enterprise Centre
Phone: 090 6625196
Fax: 090 6627407
Profile: Through its expanding client base in the knowledge/technology arena, as
well as the management and development of Galway Technology Centre,
including support for client enterprises in this 50,000 sq. ft facility,
WESTBIC has substantial knowledge and understanding of latest
technologies and the efficient application of ICT to assist the
development of SME’s. WESTBIC also has practical experience of
managing and delivering previous IT and Innovation auditing and Step-
Up projects in the west and cross-border regions.
Programme Application Form
As part of the application process for the Tech Check programme, you are requested to complete the following and submit details of your business.-
Business Name: _______________________________________________
Business Address: _______________________________________________
Business Telephone No: _______________________________________________ E-mail address: _______________________________________________
Website Address: _______________________________________________
Mobile No: _______________________________________________
Nature of Business: _______________________________________________
Number of Employees: -----------------------------------------
(Business with up to 50 employees are eligible)
Hardware/ Software currently used by your business - please specify:
______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ What do you see as the single most urgent technology issue in your business at present? ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ Please list your preferred ICT Consultant: (From the approved list):
1.__________________________________ 2.__________________________________ 3.__________________________________
Gender of Owner Manager: Male Female Age Group: Under 25 Over 25 (For EU Classification purposes)
Signed: _____________________ Date: ________________
Please return your completed application form enclosing a cheque payable to Westmeath County Enterprise Board to: Westmeath County Enterprise Board Ltd, Business Information Centre, Church Avenue, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Tel: 044 9349222 Fax: 044 9349009 E-mail: email@example.com
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