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Ancoris appoints Director of Cloud Services

Google Cloud Services Provider Ancoris has appointed Martin Lee as Director of Cloud Services to spearhead the development of next generation cloud services on Google Cloud platforms. Formerly Head of Managed Services and Cloud at Sopra Banking Software, Lee has more than 15 years’ experience in the strategic, financial and operational aspects of IT for 24/7 global operations, including large scale migrations to private and public cloud. Lee’s recruitment follows a number of recent changes at the company including the appointment of a new CEO, Andre Azevedo, and significant investment from Beech Tree Private Equity to accelerate Google Cloud adoption in the market.


Andy Leach
Sofia Alcala Paterna

New directors to drive growth at Intuita

UK data solutions and analytics provider Intuita is supporting its continued growth with the appointments of Sofia Alcala Paterna as Data Excellence Practice Director and Andy Leach as Director of Strategic Partnerships. Paterna, who was previously Data Governance and Strategy Lead & Deputy Chief Data Officer at KPMG, has been taken on to lead Intuita’s new Data Excellence Practice, which has been set up to support clients’ expanding enterprise data requirements and ensure the required operating models, processes and technologies are embedded throughout their operations. Prior to joining KPMG, Paterna was Data Governance and Strategy Lead at PwC and Head of Data Governance at MBNA. Her appointment follows that of Andy Leach as Director of Strategic Partnerships, with responsibility for establishing a programme for nurturing technology and academic partners to support client growth and career opportunities at Intuita. Leach was previously Director of Solution Architecture & Enterprise Data at Virgin Media.


Mark Fowle

Mark Fowle appointed Chairman of CSI

CSI, a provider of critical cloud, data protection and cyber security services
to highly regulated industries, recently appointed IT industry veteran Mark Fowle as its new Chairman. Previously, CEO of Attenda, a business he built up over 20 years before selling to Ensono, Fowle is also Chairman of CTS, a Tenzing PE-backed legal IT MSP, and Datum Datacentres, a UBS-backed colocation business. CSI Group Chief Executive Simon Fisk said: “Mark brings invaluable services, software and consultancy experience to the business. Our client base is expanding rapidly in the highly regulated industries that we specialise in, and Mark’s experience will help us during this period of growth and services development. We’re expanding our public cloud, data protection and cyber resilience services and have just become a direct Microsoft CSP partner, meaning we can help clients drive new business value through the cloud by owning the entire billing process and directly managing support.” Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Birmingham, with offices in both the UK and North America, CSI has deep roots in IBM technologies and expertise in Microsoft Azure and other public cloud infrastructures, which it uses to modernise legacy environments and accelerate clients’ digital transformation.


David Rankine

Workflo Solutions creates new role for returning Rankine

Outsourced managed services company Workflo Solutions has appointed David Rankine to the newly created role of Managed Service Specialist as part of the company’s ongoing expansion of its services offering. Rankine, who previously held the position of IT Services Manager (West) at Workflo Solutions, is returning to the company after a spell as a freelance IT consultant. In his new role, he will help customers improve agility and resilience through the adoption of managed hosting services, cloud and infrastructure solutions. Michael Field, Managing Director of Workflo Solutions, said: “I’m truly delighted to welcome David back to Workflo Solutions. He is a proven innovator in the managed services space and we felt his skills were so fundamental to our progress that this specially created post was designed with him in mind. Today’s business landscape is dominated by advancing technology and many businesses find their own IT resources can struggle to stay current with the latest systems and trends. David is the right person to have on the team to create that buzz for our clients.”


George Petkov

Old friends reunited at Secure Logiq

Secure Logiq, a manufacturer of servers for HD surveillance storage, has hired George Petkov as its new IT Operations Manager. Working closely with Secure Logiq CTO Aleksandar Uzunov in the company’s technical department, Petkov will assist with hardware parts procurement; develop new partnerships; help with software development and the administration of Windows and Linux-based servers for the Secure Logiq critical infrastructure; and explore opportunities to automate internal processes. Petkov said: “Aleksandar and I have been helping each other for the past 20 years, so this feels like a natural move for me. With my background in software development and my network skills, I believe I will bring a lot of value to Secure Logiq. I can already see areas where new technology and automation will bring real benefits to Secure Logiq and our customers.”


(l-r): Derek Murphy, Nasuni Engineering Vice President (left) with the Taoiseach Michéal Martin TD (middle) and IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan (right)

IDA support brings Nasuni to Cork

File data services company Nasuni has recruited Derek Murphy as Vice President of Engineering, EMEA as part of its global expansion plan, which will see the creation of up to 55 senior engineering jobs at a new Innovation Centre in Cork, Ireland over the next three years, in addition to an expanded presence in Germany, Benelux and London. Murphy is an experienced Head of Engineering with experience in cyber security, cloud services and operations at multinational enterprises including Forcepoint, McAfee, Intel and Apple. Commenting on Nasuni’s investment, which has been supported by the Irish Government through the IDA Ireland investment promotion and development agency, Murphy said: “We are looking for the right talent to fill senior ‘greenfield development’ positions, cloud and analytics-focused. This is high-value work, crucial to our business, and we are convinced we will find the right candidates in Ireland.” The Nasuni file data services platform is a cloud-native replacement for traditional network attached storage (NAS) and file server infrastructure that consolidates file data in easily expandable cloud object storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional on-premises file infrastructure. Nasuni also eliminates the need for complex legacy file backup, disaster recovery, remote access and file synchronisation technologies, simplifying IT administration and enhancing worker productivity.



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