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FarmWizard named as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Ireland
FarmWizard named as one of the Fastest Growing Technology companies in Ireland
FarmWizard the online herd management service today announced that it
had been ranked in the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of
the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are
based on average percentage revenue growth over a number of years.
Terry Canning, FarmWizard company founder, attributed the company’s
400% growth over the past 6 years to Constant Innovation. “FarmWizard
has led the way in cloud computing since being launched in 2005. We have
constantly attempted to utilise the latest in technology advances to
make it easier for livestock farmers to maintain records.” He said.
“Most recently the company has launch a range of “app” software which
runs on all modern smartphones and tablets and allows livestock farmers
to access animal information directly on their phones without the need
to access a computer” He added.
The Fast 50 programme, now in its thirteenth year in Ireland, ranks the
fastest-growing technology companies in the Republic of Ireland and
Northern Ireland. This year, there are 15 companies from Northern
Ireland in the ranking. The average growth rate of the Fast 50 companies
named in this year’s ranking is 556%.
Announcing the winners of the Technology Fast 50 programme, David
Crawford, Partner with Deloitte Belfast said: “Each year, we are
considerably enthused by the resilience and tenacity of the indigenous
technology sector as they demonstrate high levels of growth amidst
challenging economic times. One of the key drivers of this growth has
been their ability to capitalise on international markets. Many
companies from across Northern Ireland now have an increased focus on
international expansion as a way to drive sustainable growth. The
indigenous technology sector has been a trailblazer in this regard –
some of our most successful technology companies have long been
internationalising their IP and reaping the rewards. It’s encouraging to
observe that so many of our Fast 50 winning companies are seeking to
exploit both local and global markets to their best advantage.”
The awards took place in the Guinness Storehouse on Friday 16
November. Dr Chris Horn, co-founder and former CEO Iona Technologies,
was keynote speaker at the event.