Sky’s the limit for cloud computing company
A FIRM of IT specialists have proved they don’t have their heads in the clouds as they relaunch their business.
The team at Macclesfield based IT solutions firm Axon have relaunched the company as a purely cloud computing firm, meaning they only provide their services over the internet.
The firm, which provides technical IT support to clients, used to provide services at business premises so customers would have servers in their offices, but now they only provide their services via servers on the internet through Microsoft.
The move comes after a 40 per cent increase in trading in 2014 and it is hoped the relaunch will help the business grow even more into the future.
Founded in 2001 as an IT support company, Axon started to shift the focus of the business towards cloud computing in 2011, retraining staff and implementing new strategies to begin the transition to a cloud computing provider.
In 2011 Axon became the first company in the North West to receive a Microsoft cloud-based accreditation.
This January they were awarded further accreditations in cloud solutions and cloud productivity.
The firm’s success during its transition to a cloud provider saw 2014 mark a record year for Axon, with revenues increasing from £1,136,000 to £1,585,000 – a 40pc increase on the previous year and an 88pc increase since the start of the shift to a cloud specialist in 2011.
Tim Mears, managing director, said: “Cloud technology offers our customers a cost effective alternative to traditional on-premise IT solutions, providing businesses with the tools to work smarter, driving productivity and maintaining competitive advantage.
“The success during our transition to a cloud provider stands the business in good stead to continue our growth strategy, working with the latest technologies to offer our customers the most advanced solutions on the market.”
‘The success during our transition to cloud provider stands the business in good stead’
●● IT firm Axon co-owners, from left, technical director Graham Fern, managing director Tim Mears and commercial director Mike Agutter