Sisk transforms technology base with the aid of Auxilion
Auxilion has linked up with Sisk to drive productivity and business growth in a digital transformation deal. On site are (from left) Philip Maguire (CEO, Auxilion), and Ken Kennedy (Group IT Director, Sisk)

Sisk transforms technology base with the aid of Auxilion

PARK West-based IT services firm Auxilion, has digitally transformed the entire IT infrastructure of construction company Sisk to better support its 2,500 users across 14 countries.

The revamp of Sisk’s IT infrastructure, including all systems, networks and devices, will enhance day-to-day operations and eliminate IT downtime for its global operations, according to Sisk, who are headquartered in Dublin 22.

The Irish family-run business with a history spanning 160 years, has grown to be a leading global construction and engineering business.

With multiple offices throughout Ireland and a growing portfolio of projects across the UK and Europe, the company opens approximately 40 new building sites every year. Its parent company recently announced that it achieved €1.5 billion in turnover during 2020.

A service improvement plan was developed and implemented by Auxilion to create a more stable IT environment for Sisk. It meant the team could use technology more effectively in the field and has enabled the company to successfully adapt during COVID-19.

Despite office occupancy in Ireland shifting from 90 per cent of staff to 10 per cent, Sisk say their employees have been able to work effectively due to the stability and reliability of solutions, aided by support services, from Auxilion.

Philip Maguire, CEO, Auxilion, said: “We have worked with Sisk for some time, helping them to shift from a ‘keeping the lights on’ approach to driving business growth through digital thinking and transformation. It’s always been about understanding their business strategy and using these insights to inform our approach, ultimately enabling them to unleash the potential of technology.”

Michael Ryan, IT Projects Director, Sisk, said rather than simply waiting for solutions to be rolled out, the development has “changed the way we operate”, accelerating technological change and “created a more business, customer-centric IT strategy.”

Ken Kennedy, Group IT Director, Sisk, added: “It has really brought our organisation together and changed the way people view the role of technology within the company. While it has certainly been a time of change, it has also been a time of growth – both in terms of our customer base and the team itself – enabling us to build toward the future.”

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