Connecting the wood and the trees

Coillte, Ireland’s semi-state company charged with forestry management, has implemented a surprisingly sophisticated IT system to support its decades-long mission

4th February, 2018
Tree-planting scheme will need huge support

The adage that, today, every business is an IT business could be no more neatly encapsulated than by Coillte.

After all, you might think there is nothing high-tech about planting, growing and felling trees, so its IT requirements must be as banal as can be. David Feeney, director of commercial and supply chain at Coillte, would be quick to disabuse you of this notion, however.

Feeney initially came to Coillte as an accountant, but has...

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