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Government Minister Unveils Next Generation Data Facility in Maidenhead    The UK Home Secretary, The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, has officially opened a £multi-million extension to a data centre which is owned and operated by iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM), one of the UK and Europe’s leading ...
Revenues Reach £55.6m Boosted by Hosting Growth and Acquisitions iomart (AIM: IOM), has today announced its annual results for the year ended 31 March 2014. The announcement, made to the London Stock Exchange, revealed that adjusted pre-tax profit was £14.6m, an increase of 37% from £1...
iomart Celebrates Tech and Sport for Brazil 2014 iomart has launched its own World Cup Fantasy Football League to celebrate the coming together of tech and sport at Brazil 2014. iomart has partnered with Fantastar to launch ‘iomart Fantasy Football,’ to give the tech community a way to...
The founder of World Whisky Day has credited iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), one of the UK and Europe’s leading cloud companies, for helping him turn his start-up idea into a global event. Blair Bowman came up with the idea for an internationally recognised day to celebrate whisky while he...
ISO 20000-2011 Recognises High Quality of Customer Support iomart Hosting is proud to announce that it has achieved ISO 20000-2011, the International Standard for IT Service Management. The accreditation was achieved following a successful inspection by ISOQAR. It means that iomart’s S...
By Anne Bryson, Group Technical Manager for iomart The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Inspiring Change. As one of Europe’s leading cloud companies iomart has long championed the employment possibilities that working in the field of technology offers to women. Sadly ...
Wins Best Cloud Service Provider and Best Managed Hosting Service Awards iomart Hosting is delighted to announce that it has picked up two major awards in the 8th Annual Web Hosting Awards. iomart Hosting has been voted Best Cloud Service Provider and Best Managed Hosting Service for 2...
You’ve just put down your copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, turned off your television having watched the breaking news story that President Clinton has ordered air strikes against Iraq and decided to check your email. You ensure your computer is plugged in; you tu...
iomart Half Yearly Results Profit from Growth in Cloud Services iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), parent company of iomart Hosting, one of the UK and Europe’s leading cloud companies has today announced a 23% growth in revenue in its consolidated half yearly results for the period ended 30 S...
AEC, Utilities and Oil & Gas SaaS Provider Saves £30,000   iomart Hosting has helped QA Software, a leading global Software as a Service provider, to save at least £30,000 by migrating the company to an improved and more powerful hosting platform. QA Software develops informat...
Adds Private and Hybrid Cloud plus Data Centre and Colocation Services to CloudStore   iomart Hosting will be offering an expanded range of cloud and colocation hosting services to the UK public sector after being selected for G-Cloud 4, the fourth iteration of the pre-approved group o...
Applications are an integral part of business, so much so that they now command their own Expos around the globe like Apps World Europe which is currently running in London’s Earls Court. So ubiquitous have they become that we find them on our phones, tablets and PCs, and we use ...
iomart Group plc  the UK’s leading cloud company has today announced the acquisition of Backup Technology (‘BTL’), a leading provider of cloud backup and disaster recovery services for some of the UK’s best known brands, for £23 million (US$37million). The total consideration pai...
 iomart Provides Secure and Scalable UK cloud hosting ad:tech, the organiser of the world’s largest digital marketing conferences, has chosen CloudSure from iomart Hosting, a leading UK provider of bespoke cloud and managed hosting, to ensure a scalable and highly available web presenc...
UK Cloud Company Invests in Massive Onsite Storage Capability   iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), has become one of the first cloud hosting companies in the world to install EMC® VMAX ® Cloud Edition platform, a self-service, enterprise-class as-a-service, cloud delivery platform, onsite in ...
iomart Group Now Hosts 20,000 Servers in the UK Glasgow, UK:  iomart Group plc (AIM: IOM), the UK’s leading cloud company, has today (5 September 2013) completed the acquisition of Redstation, a provider of dedicated servers and managed services, for a maximum consideration of £8 milli...
Cloud company gives away basketball and football kits to teams across the UK UK Cloud company iomart Group plc is proud to announce that 45 football and basketball teams have won free top quality team strips as a result of our Host Your Kit summer sports campaign for 2013. Thirty footb...
David Mundell MP visits Glasgow Headquarters of UK’s keading Cloud Services Provider Scotland Office Minister David Mundell MP with Bill Strain and Phil Worms of iomart The cloud computing sector has a key part to play in helping Scotland’s economy into recovery by creating emplo...
3rd Annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 Report Identifies World’s Top Cloud Computing Companies in the IT Channel iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), the parent company of iomart Hosting, has been named as one of  the world’s Top 100 Cloud Services Providers (CSPs) in one of the industry’s most respected...
iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), is delighted to announce that it has picked up the award for Outstanding Performance in Business Growth at the Digital Technology Awards for the second year running. The judges described iomart Group as “a fantastic success” and pointed to the 30% increase i...
GB Youth Basketball and Football Teams to Benefit from Host Your Kit Following the overwhelming success of last year’s Host Your Kit Campaign, we’re delighted to announce that we are doing it all again this year – but it will be bigger! This year’s Host Your Kit...
iomart Group wins Cloud and Storage treble iomart has picked up its third major industry award in the space of two weeks after winning the award for Private Cloud Services & Infrastructure at the 6th International Datacentre & Cloud Awards 2013, described as the Oscars of the i...
Network delivers capacity, speed and connectivity for private cloud iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) and dedicated fibre network provider Geo Networks Ltd (Geo) have won the prestigious Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Award for ‘Fixed Network Infrastructure Innovation.’ The award w...
iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), parent company of iomart Hosting, the UK cloud computing company, has revealed another big increase in revenue and pre-tax profits in its annual results report to the London Stock Exchange. For the year ending March 31 2013, iomart Group revenue grew by 29% ...
World’s largest gardening charity picks hybrid hosting iomart Hosting has helped the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the world’s largest gardening charity, to create a secure, resilient and scalable IT infrastructure to meet the online demands of its growing global membership ...
Cloud and Managed Services company chosen to supply IaaS, PaaS and SaaS iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), parent company of iomart Hosting, and one of the UK’s leading providers of cloud and managed hosting services, has been selected for G-Cloud iii Framework, the latest iteration of G-Clou...
UK cloud services company iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) has come to the rescue of World Whisky Day after the website set up to celebrate Scotland’s most famous export crashed on launch day last year. iomart has placed the World Whisky Day website on its Cloudsure platform to ensure that i...
iomart Group plc sponsors digital journalism awards Cloud computing company iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), is the headline sponsor for the 2013 Online Media Awards, which honour excellence in digital journalism. The Online Media Awards are organised by marketing and media website The Drum...
iomart credits growth in adoption of cloud services for positive trading update iomart Hosting parent company, UK cloud computing company iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), has issued a positive pre-close trading statement for the year ending 31 March 2013 ahead of the announcement of its ful...
Two very unrelated but interesting news stories caught my attention last week. One was the revelation that some leading brand’s beef burgers contained meat from four legged beasts more used to jumping Beecher’s Brook than grazing blissfully in a lush meadow. The other item was the rele...
For some businesses moving into the Cloud is still treated as something akin to joining the Dark Side….something that’s full of promise but potentially fatal because of the constant evil omens about stability and security. iomart Hosting decided to tackle this head on by unleashing its...
“It’s not easy being green,” lamented Kermit in his signature song of the ‘70s and it was not so long ago that the business community was also singing that same tune. However, just as our lovable frog is back on the silver screen, so being green is a much more integral part...
So you’ve had the big brain storm, come up with the latest clever online marketing idea, built a brilliant website, designed the app to go with and you’re about to unleash your latest campaign. Your big bucks client thinks it’s a winner that will generate a surge in interest in its bra...
Living in a Material World was the Madonna mantra for the 80s. Everything was about money, buying things, and owning stuff. You could easily apply this to way that businesses first thought of their data. In-house IT departments wanted to own it, manage it and keep it away from prying e...
The UK Government has this week finally thrown its weight behind the campaign to improve the teaching of computer science in our schools. As it reviews ICT provision in the curriculum it will be the responsibility of government to work with industry to ensure that computer skills are n...
Remember the times when you used to go down to your local travel agent and return home with a pile of brochures a foot high which you then spent days leafing through to find your dream holiday? These days there’s no time to sit gazing at all those glossy shots of glistening sands, palm...
Remember the times when you used to go down to your local travel agent and return home with a pile of brochures a foot high which you then spent days leafing through to find your dream holiday? These days there’s no time to sit gazing at all those glossy shots of glistening sands, pa...
Is the cloud inherently insecure? Should we be yearning for the Good Old Days? Hackers and outages have certainly made sure it has rained on the cloud parade in recent months. Repeated attacks on Sony’s Playstation network have rekindled the debate about the security of the cloud as h...
Change in behaviours needed to address data explosion. When it comes to accurately targeting existing and potential customers there can be nothing truer than the mantra that data is king - ask anyone who’s been in business for longer than 10 minutes and they’ll tell you the...
When e-mail was introduced into the workplace in the 1990s it revolutionised business, providing a powerful, low cost communication tool that allowed firms to work more efficiently, provide better customer service and market their goods.  But some are predicting the death of e-mail aft...