Novosco, Better Managed Cloud - Results from #40

Novosco Awarded Deloitte BMC 2016 Patrick McAliskey WS7 March 2016 - Novosco has completed a remarkable recent hat-trick with its latest accolade, a Deloitte Best Managed Companies in Ireland Award.

This adds to its Sunday Times Best UK Companies to Work For listing in February, and its appearance for an unprecedented 16th consecutive year in the Deloitte Fast 50 ranking of the fastest growing tech businesses in Ireland at the end of 2015.

Novosco, which is headquartered in the NI Science Park, Belfast, and has offices in Manchester, Dublin and Cork, employs over 110 people. It provides IT infrastructure services to a range of top businesses, health trusts, housing associations and other organisations across the UK and Ireland.

In 2015, Novosco was also named Northern Ireland’s Outstanding Company of the Year by the Belfast Telegraph.

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, recognises companies across the island that are operating at the highest levels of business performance.

A lengthy qualification and judging process takes place in which the complete performance of a business is assessed, moving beyond finances to such areas as operational excellence, strategy, and human resource processes.

Novosco was presented with its latest award in Dublin on Friday 4th March 2016 when its Managing Director, Patrick McAliskey, said: “We work for many of the UK and Ireland’s largest and very best organisations, and we think it’s important to demonstrate that we too are a very well managed business, with world-class standards in areas including HR and operations. The awards is a very rigorous process and we see being judged as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies as an important endorsement.”

The Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards, in association with Barclays Bank Ireland, is open to companies from all 32 counties on the island of Ireland. It is the only awards programme that considers a business’ performance from every perspective.

Novosco attributes its growth to class-leading customer service and staff dedication


news1Belfast, Northern Ireland 16th November 2015 — Novosco Ltd today announced that it ranked number 49 in the 2015 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over four years.


Novosco’s CEO, Patrick McAliskey, credits class-leading customer service and staff dedication with the company’s growth over the past four years. He said, "We are proud to be the only firm to have been in the prestigious Deloitte Fast50 every year since it was established in the year 2000. Our continued growth can be attributed to customer- and employee-centric management practices. Nurturing employee satisfaction through our four core values leads to our technology experts delivering consistently an excellent service to our loyal customers.” The awards, which are in their sixteenth year in Ireland, demonstrate the strength of the indigenous technology sector in Ireland. Cumulatively, the 2015 Fast 50 winners generated approximately €480 million in total annual revenues in 2014. The average revenue ofcompanies featuring on the ranking was €9.5 million, while the average growth rate of the companies over the last four years was 540%.


Announcing the winners of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 programme, David Crawford, Partner with Deloitte Belfast said: “Huge congratulations to the winning companies. The awards showcase the agility, innovation and strength of the industry. The winners epitomise these characteristics. What’s really encouraging is the ambition that is apparent amongst them. On average 58% of turnover amongst the winners is generated by exports.


Furthermore, on average, over a quarter of turnover is spent on R&D. The winning companies are making their mark internationally and investing in their companies’ future.” The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards took place in Dublin on 13 November 2015, hosted by science and technology journalist, and founder of Whipsmart Media, Jonathan McCrea. Keynote speaker on the night was Paul Sallomi, Deloitte U.S. and Global Technology Sector Leader for Technology, Media and Telecoms.


Details of the full Technology Fast 50 ranking list are available to download at



Ampliphae NewsCloud Expo Europe, London, 12th April 2016 – Ampliphae Ltd today announced that Novosco, the leading UK-based cloud solutions provider, has chosen Ampliphae virtualised network analytics to significantly enhance its direct cloud connectivity offering. Ampliphae will complement Novosco’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service, enabling Novosco to launch differentiated value-added services leveraging AWS.

Ampliphae deep network analytics provides unprecedented visibility into the traffic flowing across the network from enterprise to cloud, enabling Context Aware Networking that supports business-critical cloud and SaaS services. Ampliphae dynamically prioritises and steers critical business traffic flows to optimise and assure the user experience of enterprise cloud and SaaS applications.

“Novosco is committed to enabling our customers as they adopt cloud technologies. Our AWS Direct Connect solution provides our customers with a secure and predictable connection to Amazon’s IaaS and PaaS public cloud, giving them the confidence to accelerate migration of their business applications as well as their own services to the cloud”, said Patrick McAliskey, Managing Director of Novosco. “Ampliphae’s analytics further enhance our cloud service by allowing customers to control and prioritize the network, in support of their business-critical cloud and SaaS applications. With Ampliphae, we can ensure that the highest levels of security and performance are maintained throughout the cloud adoption journey.”

Trevor Graham, CEO of Ampliphae, commented: “We are delighted that Novosco have chosen our technology to help power their cloud offerings. We look forward to working closely with Novosco, supporting their customers as they adopt cloud and SaaS services, and delivering an effective mechanism for customers to control and optimize their cloud network. This provides strong validation for Ampliphae’s product and value proposition. Our investors have demonstrated strong belief in Ampliphae’s unique and disruptive technology, and we are very pleased that we now have the opportunity to demonstrate our product in a major service provider network.”

Novosco and Ampliphae are jointly demonstrating intelligent cloud connectivity on stand 460 at this year’s Cloud Expo Europe event at the ExCel Centre in London, United Kingdom, 12th-13th April 2016.


The Novosco stand was very popular with visitors of the Cloud Expo 2016 (London ExCeL), where they learned about our Cloud Readiness Assessment, Hosted Skype for Business, Single Tenant Cloud and BaaS / DRaaS.


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Novosco wins Cisco Premier Partner of the Year Awards for 2012

Date: Monday, January 14, 2013

Cisco named Novosco its Cisco Premier Partner of the Year for 2012 in recognition of our outstanding contribution to Cisco’s business development throughout the year.

It is the second time in three years that Novosco has been presented with the prestigious accolade.

The main factors contributing to the success are Novosco’s focus on the delivery of key and strategic data centre solutions with Cisco and their ecosystem partners, as well as strong customer satisfaction feedback from key customers throughout the island of Ireland.

Novosco’s Data Centre Architect Solutions Practice is underpinned by Cisco’s Virtual Computing Environment proposition. This approach, encompassing Novosco’s experience of the Cisco UCS platform, EMC’s storage offerings, and VMware’s Cloud Operating System, allows Novosco’s customers to experience innovative, flexible and dynamic IT environments at competitive price points.

Patrick McAliskey, Novosco Managing Director said: “This award is a huge recognition of all the time and commitment that Novosco has invested in achieving superior product knowledge of the Cisco data centre offerings. It shows that Novosco is best placed to deliver these enterprise solutions to customers throughout the UK and Ireland. A significant growth in this business area is forecast for 2013 and beyond due to our partnership with Cisco and other complimentary partners, including EMC and VMware.”

Pictured with James Kelly from Novosco (right), Adam Grennan, General Manager (Cisco Ireland), added: “Novosco has demonstrated a strong adoption of UCS, coupled with their knowledge of computer and server technologies, makes them a strategically key partner for Cisco Ireland. Our joint customers know they are in safe hands when dealing with Novosco for the deployment of business critical applications, and their customer centric approach qualifies them as perfect recipients of this award for 2012.”