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Company creates 12 new jobs by moving to the cloud

The new jobs are due to come online over the next 12 months as a direct result of the company now offering its services in the cloud.

Paul Rellis, managing director of Microsoft Ireland (left), and Marc O’Dwyer, CEO of Big Red Book.
Paul Rellis, managing director of Microsoft Ireland (left), and Marc O’Dwyer, CEO of Big Red Book.

SOFTWARE COMPANY BIG Red Book has announced the creation of 12 new jobs as a direct result of offering their services in the cloud.

As an established company whose software is used by over 17,000 small and medium-sized enterprises, moving to the cloud has made the CEO, Marc O’Dwyer, feel like a start-up all over again.

“The cloud is a new start-up,” he says. “We’re back to the drawing board again and looking for customers.”

We’re a 19-year-old business, and it was a case of get stale and continue doing what we’re doing or get with the future.

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Having been viewed by Microsoft as a ‘high-potential start-up’, Big Red Book are one of only 12 European companies to be part of their Bizspark Plus programme, with only 100 companies included worldwide.

Inclusion on this programme has resulted in the company getting $60,000 worth of space in the cloud, along with access to some of the brightest minds in Silicon Valley.

36 per cent of existing customers who use the companies accounting and payroll software have already switched over to the cloud-based service, which is called Big Red Cloud.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, O’Dwyer believes switching over makes customers lives easier:

Users of the Big Red Cloud can now access their data from anywhere. There is no install, meaning that they always have access to the latest software.

Instead of the Big Red Book software having to be installed (and updated) on individual computers, the application and data now resides on internet-based servers instead of physical ones.

Read: Cloud computing could create 20,000 Irish jobs – Microsoft >

Read: Head in the clouds: Almost half of firms confused by term ‘cloud computing’ >

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