Irish owned outsourcing company, I.T. Alliance, which employs approximately 400 people, is investing €1 million in a significant UK expansion. It is aiming for a slice of the UK IT outsourcing market which is estimated to be worth €15 billion.
I.T. Alliance, which generated revenues in 2009 of approximately €20m, aims to become a €100m revenue company over the next few years. It already has approximately 150 people working in the UK.
As part of its UK expansion, the company has hired former HP UK Director for Public Sector Sales and 20 year IT industry veteran, Tim Shaw as UK Projects & Consulting Delivery manager, reporting into Group Consulting Director, Terence O’Donnell.
The company has also strengthened its senior sales management team in the UK with the appointment of former Kelway account director, David Senior and former Vistorm account director, Nigel Rix as UK account managers. I.T. Alliance has also boosted its virtualisation practice in the UK with the appointment of Roy Burgess as head of its virtualisation team.
As a result of research conducted with the Cranfield School of Management, I.T. Alliance has developed what it calls a Tier-Two Service Alliance (T2SA) outsourcing model. The company has created a niche in the market in which it acts as an outsourcing partner to the world’s major outsourcers.
“The world’s leading outsourcers also need to outsource for the same reasons that major corporations do, including cost and flexibility,” commented Philip Maguire, CEO, I.T. Alliance. “As a result of the global recession, many of them reduced or put a freeze on resources but now need to ramp up quickly in response to the recovery in the UK and global economies. We are ideally positioned to provide the services required to fulfil their needs.”
I.T. Alliance already works with many of the world’s leading outsourcing companies.