Managing Director, CloudMigrator365
In early 2016, I was approached by my friend James Doggart, CEO of Cloud Technology Solutions (CTS) in Manchester, to run their fledgling Microsoft migration business, CloudMigrator365. CTS is a Google Premier Partner and the world leading migration expert for companies moving their emails and files to Google’s G-Suite. I was very impressed with CTS, one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies which regularly features in both the UK Deloitte Fast 50 and the Sunday Times Tech Track 100. That August, I brought the CloudMigrator365 business to Belfast, with help from Invest NI, where we have since grown into a £2m business.
Trading in technology
CloudMigrator365 operates out of offices in Belfast, Manchester and Edinburgh, and has a truly global customer base. The company was one of 50 UK tech companies chosen by the Department of International Trade to represent the UK at their first ever Mega Technology Mission to Malaysia in 2017 and has subsequently been appointed as an Export Ambassador for the UK’s upcoming ‘Exporting is Great’ campaign.
In terms of reach and growth, CloudMigrator365 has some truly impressive numbers:
Three factors for success
The success of the company is down to a keen focus on three factors: Simplicity, Security and Cost-Effectiveness. CloudMigrator365’s software is designed to be intuitive to use and offers downloadable, SaaS and remotely managed solutions. In terms of security, customers can choose between the location-based security of Microsoft’s data centres or the Google ‘sharding’ concept where information is held in multiple data centres around the world. The downloadable version allows you to control where the tool is installed, ensuring the end user is 100% GDPR compliant. The majority of CloudMigrator365’s competitors are US-based with high development costs and salaries, so by running a tight ship CloudMigrator365 offers this functionality much more cost-effectively.
Building our global relationships
We have a world leading client base, including companies such as LinkedIn, Salesforce, Uber, Spotify, Pixar, Netflix, Yahoo! and Motorola. The company grows through a combination of direct sales through its website and global reseller networks. As we operate worldwide, it is essential that relationships are built and maintained so I spend much of my time in export markets growing the CloudMigrator365 presence. I view continuing growth in the key cloud markets of the US, Europe and the Nordics as the springboard for short-term growth, but view emerging markets such as South America, the Middle East and Asia Pac as key to medium and long-term growth targets. In March I will be taking part in a trade mission to both Chile and Argentina, but in true CloudMigrator365 style I will take the opportunity in South America to visit Brazil to meet some existing and potential partners.