Cloud and managed services provider Ergo is creating 60 jobs at its Dublin offices as part of a multimillion-euro investment in its cloud and managed services portfolio. 

The company already employs more than 450 IT professionals at its offices in Dublin's East Point Business Park.

Ergo said the new jobs are a direct response to the accelerated adoption of digital technologies and the increasing reliance on cloud services which has characterised the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The company said its growth plan was part-triggered by the 2020 lockdowns, which encouraged companies to advance cloud migration journeys and application transformation.

"Remote working is now the new norm," Ergo CEO, John Purdy said. "Almost overnight, the pandemic necessitated the need for people to work from home in a secure and efficient manner.

"The cloud was the enabler that allowed that transition to occur. If this had occurred five or six years ago, it would have been a much bigger problem," the Ergo CEO said.

"We had to reposition our services to allow our clients to provide their users and their customers with access to technology and key apps to allow seamless, continuous working, and we had to stand up those services on behalf of our customers," Mr Purdy said.

Ergo said it expects this new momentum for change to gather pace in 2021. 

It said its business development team have identified opportunities with enterprises looking to radically reset their operations by investing in more agile technologies and new ways of working.

"Clients and the market are telling us they want to transform and move forward. The pandemic was devastating for many businesses, but the lucky ones that were able to leverage technology are seeing light at the end of the tunnel and new opportunities," Mr Purdy said.

"I want to make sure that Ergo can partner with them and help them realise their new strategic goals quickly and continuously. We continue to invest and build capability to enable our clients to be the best they can be, now and into the future," he added.