A Longford producer of pet food has awarded a €100,000 contract to Dell to build a hardware platform for a new manufacturing system amid plans for expansion.
Though now firmly bedded into the business vernacular as the way forward for low-cost IT, 'the cloud' can be a somewhat daunting concept for the cash-strapped start-up.
As the year draws to a close, a new report has found that business may be picking up for homegrown firms selling to Irish consumers, writes Elaine O'Regan.
An unexpected change in lifestyle led husband and wife PJ Shankey and Francis O'Duffy to invent a question and answer card game that teaches players about health issues.
Ireland's entrepreneurs are reporting a slight improvement in business conditions, but those reliant on domestic trade continue to suffer most in the recession.