Outsourcery plc is a world-leading Cloud Service Provider 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 Cloud Service Provider 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 videoconferencing (communications-as-a-service) solutions as well as professional services to customise and integrate solutions for customers. It is a founder member of the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF).
Microsoft named Outsourcery in the 2010 Worldwide Partner Awards, held in Washington DC, as their ‘Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year’. As the UK’s No.1 provider of hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, Outsourcery was also named as ‘Microsoft Dynamics Hosting Partner of the Year’ and named in the Presidents Club for Microsoft Dynamics; an elite group of strategic partners whose sales achievement ranks them in the highest echelon of the Microsoft Dynamics global network of partners. Outsourcery is also Microsoft’s UK launch partner for UC and most recently won the prestigious Business Solutions Provider at the Mobile News Awards 2011, as well as the Parallels New Partner of the Year award 2011. A Microsoft Certified Gold Partner with a total of six competencies, Outsourcery employs more than 110 staff based in three UK offices.
Outsourcery is ISO 27001 (Information Security) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management) accredited and is capable of deploying CESG IL2 accredited solutions for the public sector.
Outsourcery is the UK’s first carbon neutral UC and hosted IT solutions company, 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. The company also has ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) accreditation.
For more information, please visit http://www.outsourcery.co.uk