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Action Point CEO, David Jeffreys from Clonlara receiving his Dell Partner of the Year award from Michael Dell

Clonlara IT specialist scoops Dell award

A Clonlara information technology specialist company has landed the 2014 Irish Dell Partner of the Year Award.

Action Point chief executive officer, David Jeffreys, who accepted the award from Michael Dell, at the prestigious recent Dell Solutions Conference in Brussels, declared it was a “great honour” to be recognised in this fashion.

Action Point, which is headquartered in Castletroy, Limerick, was one of just nine companies presented with awards for demonstrating excellent customer solutions and significant growth at what is the key annual event in the Dell calendar for its premier partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Founded by Mr Jeffreys, this IT services and software development specialist company has enjoyed rapid growth over the past decade.

Mr Jeffreys, who lives in Clonlara, said this award demonstrates the value the company places in its partnership with Dell.

“Action Point will shortly be celebrating its 10th year in business and, from the outset, we have been striving for this top spot. It’s great to bring the award back to Limerick, home of the Dell Solutions Centre, and further strengthen our partnership with Dell.

“Looking back, our first Dell order was for just five PCs in 2006 and we have come a long way from that to win this award. It is particularly meaningful for the team, as it recognises all the hard work and personal investment that staff has invested in Action Point over the last number of years. It was also quite a privilege to get the opportunity to meet with Michael Dell himself,” he said.

The company, which was the first Dell-certified partner in Ireland, has experienced great success over the past year, after growing its year-on-year business with Dell by 220%. It is also the first time the award has been claimed by a company outside of the Dublin area.

With its headquarters in Limerick, the company also has offices in Dublin and Cork, and also focuses its software services in the US.

Action Point’s software development team develop custom software to address a wide range of business requirements. These solutions can take many forms, including web and mobile applications, workflow and document management solutions, as well as offering new product and legacy systems redevelopment.

Dell founder, Michael Dell told the gathering of EMEA companies that the indirect channel business is now worth $20bn and delivers a third of its revenues, with Europe a more channel orientated market than the US and growth from channel revenues larger than Dell anticipated.

Dell now has 158 premier level partners in EMEA, a growth of 33% within the last year.

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