Home Bargains agrees £950K managed IT services deal with SysGroup

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Managed IT services and cloud hosting provider, SysGroup has today announced a three-year managed hosting services contract with one of the UK’s fastest-growing high street discount retailers, Home Bargains.

The company, which sits under the TJ Morris umbrella, selected SysGroup following a competitive process to deliver more than £950,000 worth of managed infrastructure hosting and support from March 2018.

SysGroup will provide this service and implement specialist security measures to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to come into play in May this year.

Adam Binks, chief operating officer at SysGroup, said: “With GDPR just around the corner, businesses must ensure that their data is not only hosted in safe hands, but their environments are also protected from the vulnerabilities of the public internet.”

Discussing the new partnership, Frank Christiansen, IT director at TJ Morris added: “We selected SysGroup as our new managed services provider due to its strength, understanding and ability to implement security measures that conform to the requirements of GDPR, as well as its extensive flexible approach to IT solutions.”

The contract reflects the Group’s newly refined strategy to focus on the growing market demand for its agile managed IT solutions and cloud hosting among customers from vertical sectors, including retail.   

“TJ Morris is a significant win for SysGroup and we are delighted to have been appointed by another highly regarded, household name,” Adam continued. “The deal is a clear endorsement of our capability and managed services offering, and we look forward to working with more businesses like this in the retail sector going forward.”

This agreement with Home Bargains comes after SysGroup recorded a sales pipeline growth of 17.1 per cent in its half year results published in September 2017 and the £3.9m acquisition of managed IT, hosting and security services company, Rockford IT Ltd.

The Group has plans to invest further resource in capability, contract wins and strategic acquisitions, alongside organic growth to expand customer offering and geographical reach.