The Minister for Rural and Community Development has announced a new partnership between the national Connected Hubs network and the global online platform Zoom.
The Base, in Stranorlar, is just one of four such locations in the west of Ireland.
Speaking at the official opening of An Chroí Digital Hub in Tubbercurry, County Sligo, Minister Humphreys said: “Today I am also announcing a partnership with Zoom, a company that is synonymous with innovation and, of course, remote working. This partnership is clear evidence of the confidence that the commercial sector has in the Connected Hubs network and of the need for closer collaboration.”
The partnership with Zoom will provide best-in-class online services to members of the national Connected Hubs network: remote and co-working spaces across Ireland.
Joining Minister Humphreys for the announcement were Tomás Ó Síocháin, CEO of the Western Development Commission, and Harry Moseley, CIO of Zoom.
Joining the event via Zoom from New York, Harry Moseley added that Connected Hubs is an outstanding global example of how we can drive positive revolution for our rural regions.
“It’s incredibly refreshing to see the Irish Government lead from the forefront and embrace this new era of flexible working, encompassed by the National Remote Working Strategy. We recognise Connected Hubs as a key driver in bringing the ambitions and objectives of that strategy to life.”
Mr Ó Síocháin added that the alliance between Zoom and Connected Hubs will allow hubs on the network to expand their offerings to their members and further enhance the facilities available to remote and hybrid workers.