The history of igroup

Established since 2005

igroup is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner delivering consultancy, development, support and hosting of software services in the UK.  igroup started out developing software on mobile devices. The company grew rapidly and by 2007 had moved into the Microsoft space focusing on SharePoint and then more recently Azure.

Back in 2012, we identified that businesses were suffering from the same repetitive issues, around cloud configuration and maintenance, disaster recovery, anti-virus, and malware protection, both prior to, and following on from a move to the cloud. We created a piece of software call Cloud Control, this empowers IT departments to take control and manage their infrastructure.

In 2017, we identified another widespread problem within businesses across the UK. Managing IT infrastructure in the cloud can very quickly run up expensive monthly costs. Most cloud solutions do not provide a straightforward way to track and analyse your usage, or set budget alerts. igroup created IT Cost Control, an IT financial management solution, which is now typically saving businesses up to 30% of their overall IT spend.

We continue to strive to improve the customer experience using Microsoft Azure and SharePoint.

2005

Company Established!

Started by Steve Rastall selling mobile devices and developing in .net.

2006

Fast Growth!

With increasing customer numbers, igroup quickly became a market leader in the mobile space.

2007

Move into SharePoint

The launch of SharePoint in 2007 led to increasing demand among igroup’s clients.

2008

SharePoint Specialists!

igroup’s expert deployment of custom built SharePoint intranets, leads to our recognition as a Gold Partner by Microsoft.

2009

Development Team Expand

igroup expanded its development team to become one of the largest specialists in the UK.

2010

Move into Azure!

igroup were the first to deploy SharePoint into Windows Azure. igroup team were invited to Redmond by Microsoft

2011

igroup introduce flexible support

igroup introduced flexible support credits, meaning that clients no longer need a long term contract for access to support.

2012

Cloud Control Launch!

igroup evolved into one of the top users of Azure globally. We launched Cloud Control to help clients mange their costs effectively.

2013

The Acquisition of technical expertise fuels further growth

Making successful hires within key technical roles, enables igroup to build on its strong reputation in SharePoint and Azure services.

2014

New Headquarters!

igroup moved to their new head office in Cheshire, and opened a new office in central London.

2015

Focus on Azure

igroup launched Cloud Control to complement Azure. We saved some of our existing clients 40% of their annual Azure spend.

2016

International Expansion!

igroup began their international expansion with strategic moves into key territories around the world including Australia, North America & MENA.

2017

Launch of IT Cost Control

Recognising the need for improved billing data for Azure, we built IT Cost Control. This new solution provides big data analysis of Azure usage to provide granular reporting about infrastructure use.

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