Outsourcery plc is a world-leading Cloud Service Provider (CSP) listed on the UK’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM:OUT). My business partner, Simon Newton, and I led the buy-out of a tired mobile phone company from DSGi (Dixons) in April 2007 and have transformed the business into a CSP through four acquisitions and a re-brand. We sold our legacy Vodafone mobile voice and data business between March 2011 and January 2012 to a public company for £15 million to focus on the enormous Cloud opportunity as the internet begins to transform business IT and communications as it has already dramatically transformed the consumer experience of technology. On 24th May 2013, Outsourcery plc successfully completed it Initial Public Offering (IPO) and listed on AIM raising £13 million and was valued at £40 million at the close of the first day of trading. You can visit the company’s investor web site: http://www.outsourcery.co.uk/investors .
Cloud-based software, cloud-based unified communications solutions and the integration with the myriad of new devices appearing on the market (e.g. smartphones and tablets) will change the way that we all work and the way in which companies of all sizes and governments consume and pay for IT and communications technology. At the same time, it will level the playing field as companies of any size can now benefit from the power of next generation technology designed to increase productivity and improve communications and relationships, whilst reducing costs. It has been called the ‘third industrial revolution’ and marks the end of the established model of selling hardware and software directly to end-users. To read an article I wrote comparing Cloud computing to the development of centrally generated electricity, click here.
Outsourcery has one of the broadest cloud product offerings for businesses in the world, covering hosted software applications (software-as-a-service), virtualised infrastructure (infrastructure-as-a-service) and cloud-based unified communications and collaboration based on Microsoft’s ‘Skype for Business’ technology. It is a founder member of the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF).
Microsoft named Outsourcery in the 2010 Worldwide Partner Awards as its ‘Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year’. As the UK’s No.1 provider of hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Outsourcery was also named as ‘Microsoft Dynamics Hosting Partner of the Year’. Outsourcery was named as a Finalist for ‘Server Platform of the Year’ in 2013 and a Finalist for ‘Government Partner of the Year’ in 2015. Outsourcery is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner with a total of six competencies and employs more than 100 staff across three UK locations.
Outsourcery is ISO 27001 (Information Security), ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental) accredited and its O-Cloud platform has been Pan Government Accredited (PGA) to ‘OFFICIAL’ over the Internet. The Company’s ‘Assured O-Cloud’ platform has been accredited to ‘OFFICIAL’ over the Public Services Network (PSN) enabling the Company to deliver cloud services to UK central government departments.
Outsourcery is the UK’s first carbon neutral Cloud Service Provider, and was awarded the prestigious Comms Business ‘Green Channel Company Award 2010’ for offsetting its carbon emissions to replace open cooking fires in the Kisumu region of Kenya with energy efficient Rocket stoves.
For more information, please visit http://www.outsourcery.co.uk