Waterford Institute of Technology’s telecommunications research group, TSSG, recently commissioned a brand new, water-cooled data centre at its Carriganore campus. Having seen it for myself in recent weeks, I can confirm that it is utterly impressive and fully deserves all the high praise that it received in this recent article by Silicon Republic.
I’m delighted to report that a number of our colleagues here at the TSSG (Robert Mullins, Kieran Ryan and Mark Williamson) have just won first prize at the Ericsson Application Awards in Stockholm. The winning application, Caller Profiler, allows a variety of information including photo, location and professional profile (e.g LinkedIn) about the initiator of a phone call to be presented to the call recipient. A demonstration video presented by Robert Mullins is also available:
Well done on a fantastic job!
May 2010 has been a very busy month for FeedHenry and we have enjoyed lots of very positive press coverage throughout the month. Our pre-launch event in the Science Gallery, Dublin was particularly enjoyable, with an excellent turnout and lots of great questions and feedback on the night.
A number of our recent press releases were covered in a variety of online publications:
- App economy erases barriers to growth for young firms (Silicon Republic, 27 May 2010)
- Silver Lining in the Cloud for South East Start-Up (Waterford Today, 19 May 2010)
- FeedHenry Spins out in Waterford (Silicon Republic, 10 May 2010)
- FeedHenry Poised for Explosive Growth (Enterprise Ireland, 7 May 2010)
- Silver Lining in the Cloud for South East Start-Up (City Local, 6 May 2010)
- FeedHenry, a TSSG Spin-Out Success (Waterford Institute of Technology, 6 May 2010)
- Silver lining for Waterford tech spin off (Business World Ireland, 5 May 2010)
- FeedHenry Spins out in Waterford (Silicon Republic, 5 May 2010)
- Waterford IT spins out IT firm FeedHenry (Business & Leadership, 5 May 2010)
- FeedHenry spins out in Waterford (Biz Startup, 5 May 2010)
- FeedHenry spins out in Waterford (One Page News, 5 May 2010)
- Cathal McGloin joins Waterford startup (Irish Times, 5 May 2010)
Some of the articles are obviously duplicates of the main press releases but the breadth of coverage is still very welcome.
FeedHenry is the leading innovator in pay-as-you-go cloud solutions for building and deploying cross-platform business and telecoms apps that will run natively on all smartphones, social media sites and browser start-pages from a single code base. We specialise in the development of sophisticated business and telecoms apps, that need to operate across mobile and social media channels, and which require business logic and storage in the cloud, secure integration with existing IT and telecoms systems and delivered to our customers as a complete end-to-end solution with full app lifecycle management and analytics.
FeedHenry features favourably in this article with Patrick Lenehan, CTO of Independent Digital, Ireland. By the end of March 2010, we will have produced a total of 16 smart phone applications for their regional and national newspapers.
FeedHenry, one of the startup companies from Waterford Institute of Technology where I work, received some positive press today in relation to the recent launch of eircom’s new Personal Services Portal (PSP). The new Web 2.0 portal, called “my eircom“, is powered by FeedHenry and allows users to completely personalise their experience of the eircom website, allowing them to share the wide range of applications and services on offer to other web and social networking platforms as iGoogle, Facebook and many others.
Global Press Coverage
As a researcher with the TSSG (the telecommunications research division of Waterford Institute of Technology), you learn very quickly that funding is everything. Without it, the place where I work each day could not, and would not exist and I would almost certainly be out of a job.
Obtaining this funding is incredibly difficult and requires an enormous amount of dedication, commitment, time and energy on the part of the teams of people who apply for it, and I stress the word team here because it is most certainly a team effort.
To this end, and to the credit of everyone at the TSSG, the Centre for Converged Communications Services (3CS) in the TSSG recently secured over â‚¬1.7m of funding in a single funding round. This is an incredible achievement in these challenging economic times, and an enormous amount of credit goes to everyone who contributed to this effort.
The TSSG has scored yet another significant first and will lead a new â‚¬5.86m strategic research cluster in conjunction with Cisco Systems, Ericsson, IBM, TelefÃ³nica and Hewlett Packard. The research cluster is entitled “Federated Autonomic Management of End-to-end Communication Services” and will be funded by Science Foundation Ireland.
At a time where most discussions in Ireland involve the term recession and cutbacks, it is refreshing to some promising news for a change.
Silicon Republic have published an extensive and very uplifting article today about the company where I work. It outlines how we at the TSSG have successfully turned public funding from a variety of national and international sources into real jobs for the region where we live, the South East of Ireland.
With all the talk of recession in the air, it is somewhat refreshing to stand back for a monent and take in the enormity of what has actually been achieved by the team at the TSSG since its creation in 1998.
Long may these successes continue…
The Irish IPv6 Summit for 2009 took place in Dublin recently and was once again a huge success. Unfortunately, I was once again unable to attend but based on MÃcheÃ¡l Ã“ FoghlÃº’s excellent post about the press coverage of the event, it looks like it was another big win for the IPv6 Task Force and the TSSG.
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