New business launches to support IT professionals facing mission critical sector challenges

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Key customer targets for the new business include colocation, wholesale, cloud, technology and education providers, as well as corporate end users across the world.

Business Critical Solutions (BCS) will deliver a range of independent consultancy services designed to provide a holistic view across all IT assets and property, aligning them with the business strategy and customer needs. It will enable companies to maximise the value from their IT, utilising their asset portfolios to gain strategic advantage and agility.

Other objectives will be to ensure that an organisation’s future growth and investment is enhanced by liberating value in existing low performing assets, and also to mitigate the risk and liability of complex delivery contracts. The business will be headed up by two recognised industry leaders, Jim Hart and Scott Shearer, who will have access to the 100+ business critical specialists across The Keysource Group.

Jim has specialised in mission critical facilities such as data centres, mission critical infrastructure and secure installations for the past 15 years, specialising in global roll out strategies and programme formation with a total of 30 years in the technology and real estate industries. He has delivered projects for global technology clients including Digital Realty, Global Switch, Tesco, HSBC, NAB, JP Morgans, Serco and Barclays. He was previously a Partner at Arcadis.

Scott has specialised in M&E cost and project management for 20 years with an expertise in mission critical environments since the first dot boom. He has successfully delivered high profile data centre fit out and new build projects on time and to budget for Digital Realty, Reuters, Barclays, HSBC, Global Switch, JP Morgan and Infinity. Scott was also previously a partner at Arcadis.

Jim Hart (top photo), CEO at BCS, said, ‘There is no doubt that significant digital disruption has already happened and having the right IT and data centre strategy is key for enabling growth in this new digital era. The impact on the mission critical sector is far reaching, creating a rate of change never previously experienced and resulting in increased demand for agility, flexibility, faster delivery and more efficient operation.’

Scott Shearer (bottom photo), COO at BCS said, ‘In simple terms, our team of highly skilled and experienced consultants will be providing solutions to problems that are keeping CEOs, CIOs and CTOs awake at night, helping them to enhance their operations through innovative tools and techniques.’

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