Compucenter sets up in Ireland just in case

irelandComputacenter has opened a new Irish office just in case everything goes pear-shaped post-Brexit.

The new office, in the centre of Dublin, opened in early October and becomes Computacenter’s first base in Ireland.  It has not really needed one as Irish customers could be served from the UK.

The outfit claimed that its Irish customers wanted the office, but it added that Brexit uncertainty was leading many of its customers to build their own presence in Ireland.

In a statement Compucenter said the new offices will not only bring us much closer to our existing local customers, but also allow it to continue expanding our offerings and services to new customers. We guess it means those punters who are thinking of abandoning the UK for somewhere more Euro friendly which speaks English. Ireland has the additional advantage that it is likely that there will be some UK trade deal following Brexit.

The Ireland operation will be headed up by James Farrell who joined Computacenter in September, having previously spent three years at Fujitsu.