Staff wanted as investment sparks demand

GOOD CALL Staff at Taylor Made are taking on staff
GOOD CALL Staff at Taylor Made are taking on staff
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AN IT firm is recruiting, thanks to a £1m investment in technology at a data centre in Segensworth.

Taylor Made Computer Solutions has bought storage servers housed at Scottish and Southern Electric’s military-grade secure data centre.

The investment has seen demand surge for the Fareham IT firm’s services, and it is now recruiting 17 engineers to help it cope.

The new faces will follow 25 employees taken on since January as Taylor Made bucks the economic trend, growing from 102 staff last year to 120 today and 137 once the latest recruitment campaign is complete.

And the firm’s £1m investment in one of the UK’s most secure data centres has enabled the Cams Hall based business, which manages more than 6,000 devices for over 250 companies across the south, to routinely offer services previously only available to the biggest multinationals.

It’s where international companies house their precious data, and it now means firms using Taylor Made’s services will be able to store their data outside of their own companies, freeing up space that would otherwise be taken up with servers.

It also offers firms an alternative to cloud computing, which uses the internet to store data rather than local servers in an office or data centre.

Taylor Made says its investment will help firms cut IT operating and energy costs and free up office space.

Taylor Made managing director Nigel Taylor said: ‘One of the biggest concerns for companies is where their data is located and its security.

‘This is one of the most reliable and secure data centres on the planet and it means we are able to offer something very special to our clients.

‘As a result, we are having to scale up the business to cope with the interest.

‘Although this was a significant investment for us, it’s just part of a rolling programme that ensures we stay at the forefront of this fast evolving sector.’

Taylor Made is also a workplace previously ranked among the top 10 best small companies to work for in the UK.

Nigel said: ‘We take work life balance very seriously. Our team works really hard but at the end of the day everyone gets back home to enjoy their family lives and I’m really proud of that.’

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