ESB was a pioneer in the early days of computerisation and quickly recognised the value of new technology in enhancing customer service. See our previous post about first IBM computers installed in ESB in the early 1960s.
We’ve included a selection of IT related photos from the 1980s in our slideshow above. All, except one, were taken at our Head Office in Fitzwilliam St, Dublin 2.
One of the many people involved with ESB’s IT history was Bill Rutherford. During his 44 year career, Bill worked in various IT roles which included computer programmer, systems analyst and IT manager.
You can read about Bill’s experiences of working on major ESB IT projects in his testimony for the TechArchives website.