Escrow service now supports eco-system of cloud service providers for mid-market
London 8th Feb, 2012 - NCC Group plc, the world’s leading escrow and assurance provider, today announced that its’ trusted escrow protection solutions are now available to the UK’s mid-market IT buyers via the recently-launched UK Cloud Alliance. The UK Cloud Alliance, a collective of UK-based technology firms and service providers, aims to bring the full transformational benefits of cloud computing to the UK’s mid-market firms.
Offering services to customers for three decades. NCC Group’s expertise, global scale and reputation in the market has made it a global leader in the escrow, IT security and assurance space, offering business-critical escrow protection to over 15,000 organisations worldwide.
Software Escrow is designed to mitigate the risk of relying on third-party supplied business critical software applications. It is used by organisations to ensure that they can continue to maintain and support essential software applications in the long term.
This relevance of this service is increasingly important following several high-profile cases of customers being ‘strong-armed’ into unsuitable upgrades by on-premise software suppliers who can ‘End Of Life’ vital technologies in order to maximise revenues or reduce development costs.
Pete Stock, Managing Director, at NCC Group said, “We are delighted to join with the UK Cloud Alliance to bring world class IT assurance to the UK’s fast-growing mid-market. Our aim is to work with organisations to develop robust escrow protection solutions that protect the long-term availability of their business critical software and the investments they have made in the Cloud .”
Paul Watson, interim CEO of Star, the founding member of the UK Cloud Alliance, commented, “Increasingly we see customers choosing a new way of accessing the latest transformational technologies, without taking on the complexity and cost of on-premise IT. While buying from a big brand can be reassuring, the rapid move to the cloud means larger, less innovative software vendors are being frozen out of the mid-market. UK Cloud Alliance members bring true value creation opportunities to help UK businesses unlock their potential through true innovation.”