By Mary-Jane O’Regan
Westtech are a full service B2B IT Company, providing Hardware, Software, Managed IT & Bespoke Services to businesses of all sizes across Ireland & The UK. We caught up with the MD Kenneth Scally to chat to him about Westtech and their vision for their product for 2021
Tell us about your business, the history, present, team and goals?
WestTech Technologies turn your IT into an asset, not an obstacle. Solid IT systems are vital for the success of any modern business today. Often business owners find that, far from helping, technology is getting in the way. They are devoting valuable time to resolving IT issues, and spending hours at meetings with IT staff who sometimes speak a different language. Business owners want to focus on running successful businesses, not it’s IT systems. WestTech offers worry-free IT solutions. We are a full-service IT company, providing hardware, software, managed IT and bespoke services to businesses of all sizes across Ireland and the UK at unbeatable value. WestTech will manage your IT infrastructure so you can focus on your core business. We have the experience and expertise needed to change your IT from an obstacle to an asset.
WestTech delivers reliable network, equipment and applications support to businesses for an extremely competitive monthly fee. We are a one-stop-shop for all your IT requirements, ranging from project management and technical support to IT training and in-house IT technician placements.
We work with businesses of all sizes from micro businesses of one person to multinationals and every size business in between. We create tailored packages to meet your exact requirements. “IT is the foundation of every modern business today,” says WestTech Technologies Managing Director Kenneth Scally. “We are here to provide the guidance, assistance and the on-going IT support you need. With your vision and our support, success isn’t far away.”
Remote working has taken on huge importance for many businesses since the outbreak of Covid-19. We understand remote working and the benefits and challenges that come with working remotely and with managing a remote team.” We offer clients remote working hardware and software bundles from Dell, Microsoft and other well-known brands along with clear advice and guidance on the best software to let you stay connected and work successfully as a remote team. WestTech can provide complete technology solutions for businesses of any size. Their
team of talented IT professionals will end your IT nightmares once and for all. “WestTech has grown exponentially over the past year and we have gone from strength to strength and helped our clients digitally transform their businesses to increase productivity and profits,” says Kenneth Scally.”
We provide IT managed services, hardware and software to businesses across Ireland with a focus on customer service and value for money. We solve problems for growing businesses using our experience and industry connections.” Prior to setting up WestTech Technologies, Kenneth was an award-winning sales professional in global tech, and he has a huge affection for the industry. “Culture means everything to us in our business – we are all about doing good and doing well,” We want to give back to the community around us and make a difference as much as possible”
Some of our charity initiatives include raising money for animal welfare, With our computers for school’s program we donate refurbished computers to local schools and we have also been offering youth charities some free places on our start your own business course “The Next Big Thing” which has been one of the most personally rewarding things we have ever done.
We have some new team members based in Cork covering the Munster area and we will be setting up a new office in Cork when the Covid 19 situation is under control.
It is further evidence of how serious the company is about growing its business across Ireland. “We really want to make an impact,” says Kenneth Scally.
We Would Like To Offer Readers A 20% Discount On Managed IT Services & A Free IT Cost Saving Analysis To Celebrate Our Expansion In Cork.
WestTech’s impressive range of services can cover every aspect of your company’s IT needs.
* IT Hardware and Software
* IT Office Fit-outs and Refreshes
* Technical Support
* Digital Signage
* Payment Machines & Tills
* Remote Working Support
* IT Project Management and Support
* In-House IT Technician Placements for SMEs
* Ad Hoc, Hourly and Tailored IT Packages
* IT Project and Consultancy Services
* Website Development
* Digitisation and Automation of Tasks
* Web Development
* IP TV Systems
* Pallet Connect Software
* Network Planning and Management
* Fibre and Copper Cabling
* Comms Management
* IP CCTV
* IP Telecoms (VoIP) Hardware & Software
* UPS Systems
* Audio Visual Equipment
* Network Hardware Solutions
* Electrical Services
* IT Training & Implementation
* Bespoke services
For more information, contact WestTech Technologies on 01 437 8306 or email: email@example.com
How do you generate innovative ideas?
We talk to our customers, listen & implement what they have to say as much as possible. We have brainstorming sessions with our team regularly who are out there working on the ground and have so much valuable information to feedback.
We always keep an eye out and an ear to the ground for interesting things other businesses are doing and implement in our own way.
If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
I’d like to talk to Steve Jobs, I really would have liked to meet him and have a conversation not about technology but about his drive, ambition and vision, one of my favourite quotes from Steve Jobs is. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” For me that is technology.
When did you realise that as a business you would need to pivot?
We are very Intune with the market and the issues our customers are facing. Incredibly early on in the COVID ’19 situation, our customers started reaching out for support with planning for the possibility of remote working
and help designing business continuity and security procedures for home workers to ensure that they can work securely. We have a lot of experience in secure remote working and were able to provide a variety of solutions to suit each customer’s needs and budgets.
What did that pivot look like?
Our pivot included our entire team working from home with a lot more remote support for our clients. We started selling a lot of workplace safety tech solutions including workflow & temperature sensing equipment,
We started a small business section to support micro-businesses, new start-ups and businesses in the retail & hospitality industry in addition to our main customer base of SMB & Enterprise business and we started selling a lot more hardware and software solutions to people working from home.
How did you home in on new goals?
We just followed the valuable feedback of our clients and became even more flexible offering ad hoc hourly services as well as managed IT service contracts.
Our main goal was to reduce the costs of IT products & services for our customers and provide as much value as possible.
Did the change come from within your business or did external things help?
Our customers are our guides and where we get all of our inspiration from. They know what they want and need for their businesses and we work with them to find the best possible solutions to support them.
Did your core mission change?
No, our core mission never changes, we are here to serve our customers and provide the best solutions for them and add value.
What are your plans?
We will continue to support our customers and grow across Ireland & The UK by providing Managed IT Services | Hardware & Software at unbeatable prices across Ireland & the UK.