Met Éireann is Ireland’s National Meteorological Service. Its mission is to monitor, analyze, and predict Ireland’s weather and climate and to provide a range of high quality meteorological and related information to both the public and a range of crucial industries, including agriculture and aviation.
For many people, questions about the weather will affect something of relatively little consequence. Shall I bring an umbrella or wear a raincoat today? Getting the wrong answer rarely rises above the level of an inconvenience. But if you work in agriculture or aviation or shipping, questions about the weather may impact entire crops, planes full of people, and more. Timely access to accurate, current weather information is critical.
That explains why Met Éireann, the Republic of Ireland’s National Meteorological Service, felt so strongly about the need to plan and execute a frictionless update of the database lying at the heart of its weather forecasting infrastructure. Disruption of service would be unacceptable, so Met Éireann executives knew that they needed to find a professional services organization with the experience and the expertise to orchestrate such an upgrade without incident.