It was the beginning of a new era for Ireland’s Office Machines (OM) industry.
As the world switched to mobile computing, OMS started to see an increase in business.
But while some customers like banks and large corporations, most people who work in the sector are small businesses.
“It’s a big problem for us because we have a small business and we can’t get into the office for that reason,” said John Byrne, managing director of the Cork Office Machines Group, which owns two offices.
The company also sells office-related equipment such as printers and printers, fax machines and office equipment to small businesses and universities.
There are now about 600 OMS factories in Ireland.
The Dublin-based company has its headquarters in a building that has once been used as a shop, and employs more than 40 people.
Mr Byrne said the company has been running a successful business for a long time, but the first commercial OMS machine came in 2007.
“The first machines came out a couple of years after the introduction of mobile computing.
And we saw that it was very effective for small businesses,” he said.
But when the first machine was introduced, it wasn’t the biggest success.
It sold about 10,000 units.
“There were a couple things we didn’t do well.
We didn’t put enough emphasis on the design of the machines and the user experience,” he explained.
“That’s what I think the biggest mistake that we’ve made, the biggest misstep, is we’ve put too much emphasis on what the user can do. “
“But I’m glad it’s here and I think that it’s going to be successful for the future.” “
OMS machines are not just about productivity Mr Byrne is not just interested in selling office machines for small and medium-sized businesses. “
But I’m glad it’s here and I think that it’s going to be successful for the future.”
OMS machines are not just about productivity Mr Byrne is not just interested in selling office machines for small and medium-sized businesses.
He has a goal to become the number one IT company in the world by 2020.
“One of the main things that’s really important for me is to grow my business, and to grow it with the same level of efficiency and security that we have,” he added.
OMS also sells a number of other products including mobile phones and digital cameras, which are both popular in Ireland’s small and small business communities.
But Mr Byrne also wants to make the Irish OMS industry more competitive in the global marketplace.
“If we can do that, then I think we’re going to get more people coming to our stores, and hopefully we’ll be able to get those customers to come back,” he concluded.