IBEC underling, the Irish Software Assocation says in the Sunday Business Post that a trade delegation to Irish businesses is needed. Specifically the public sector. It certainly is a cashcow for road builders and e-voting machine makers. Good idea. How many of the new breed of companies are members of this group? Any benefit?
â€˜â€˜Bebo is software, Google is software, Stockbyte [the Kerry company sold for $135 million last year] is software. Software is not just something that gets delivered on a CD – it is embedded knowledge, whether it is in computer chips, in website, or in more conventional methods. This is an industry that is driven by creativity and innovation.â€?
So while, they have a delegation going to Government buildings, another tech delegation heads to Silicon Valley.
Why can’t the Irish Software Association send a delegation themselves? Or am I completely missing the point where IBEC and associated orgs are happy enough to do a lot of taking but not so much giving?
Sorry – I’m a bit tired and narky today.
Very inspiring quote. 😉