Published on April 22, 2008
ioko Timeline: ioko Timeline 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006… Background: Background In 1996 Mark Christie and David Griffiths founded ioko, then named Infocom, to provide cutting edge technology services to the UK market. Core to the vision was delivering both managed services and application development services across a broad spectrum of technologies. From day one ‘passion for technology’ was at the heart of ioko’s values. ioko’s goal has been to develop a business based on that passion and to harness it within a commercial landscape. To this day, ioko employees are renowned for their passion and excellence in technology. Those characteristics have defined ioko’s journey to establish itself in the UK market. ioko is the most successful privately held technology services provider in the UK. 1996 : 1996 Infocom begins trading First five major customers on board IMS Health BT Law Society NHS Bass Plc 9 employees "ioko works with us as true partners – they are a seamless extension of my IT function” Gordon Paton, European Production Director IMS Health 1997: 1997 Carelink NHS Services launched New wins - 10 major clients on board: Bass Plc, BT, Dunn & Bradsheet, IMS Health, Alliance & Leicester, Law Society, Netfire, NHS Executive, Sainsbury and Smith & Nephew ioko becomes one of only three companies in the world allowed to host onto the NHSnet/N3 network by the NHS 13 employees 28 customers “We have trust in ioko to work with both the Business and IT communities to help deliver solutions that meet the business objectives of Bass Brewers”. Carolyn Galbraith, Senior Business Analyst, Bass Brewers 1998: 1998 New wins: ioko becomes leading technology partner for Diageo ioko develops and supports artists web sites for Virgin Music ioko delivers 1st 1M project to Bass Brewers 27 employees 30 customers “The quality of service that we are getting is second to none. You guys are really getting it right.” Maria Grant, Global I*Net Support, Diageo 1999: 1999 New wins: ioko strengthens media capability with EMI and Fox Kids ioko builds Shell’s on-line infrastructure for global websites ioko develops workflow based application for Airmiles’ Call Centre 100th employee joins the company 40 customers “ioko knows EMI's technology infrastructure, is flexible and implements projects quickly and without fuss.” Chris Rogers, Global Technology Director, EMI 2000: 2000 Over 1M sales/month ioko establishes long-term partnership with Vignette Awarded Microsoft Gold Partner Status New wins: Carelink’s 200th NHS customer comes board ioko delivers 1st Websphere implementation for BskyB Video Lounge ioko supports go-live of new on-line infrastructure for Channel 4 websites 130 employees 49 customers “ioko have consistently demonstrated excellent platform development and support skills throughout the years we have worked with them …” Reehan Sheikh, Strategy & Architecture, BSkyB 2001: 2001 Infocom re-brands as ioko Awarded top 50 ranking Sunday Times ARM TechTrack 100 Ranked 12th Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 50 Awards Awarded Deloitte & Touche Technology European Fast 500 New HQ in York Science Park New project management offices in Mayfair New wins: ioko supports go-live of new on-line infrastructure for GlaxoSmithKline ioko delivers infrastructure support services for Warner Music ioko delivers 1st European MS Biztalk implementation for barbox 140 employees 58 customers “We chose ioko to provide the service as they are experienced at delivering 24/7 operations and are accustomed to scaling infrastructures for major corporations, this coupled with their knowledge of the application made them a natural partner.” Bill Simcox, Director of Marketing and Content Development, barbox Ltd 2002: 2002 Top 50 ranking in Sunday Times ARM TechTrack 100 for 2nd year running Deloitte & Touche Technology European Fast 500 Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 Government Computing Innovation Awards 2002: Winner (Winbeds) European Growth Plus Awards ioko becomes Microsoft Certified Partner New wins: ioko develops key applications for Hutchinson 3G network ioko rolls out new IT infrastructure and business applications suite for Esporta ioko develops Winbeds Bed Management System with IMS Health 150 employees 62 customers "I have been impressed by ioko's ability to deliver to tight schedules on a fixed budget“ Martin Ryland, Senior Project Manager, Hutchinson 3G 2003: 2003 Selected to join Microsoft’s Internet & Portal Community - 1 of only 10 UK companies Awarded 2003 Healthcare IT Effectiveness Award – Best Use of IT in any Healthcare Sector for Winbeds New Wins: ioko builds end-to-end content streaming solution for RAW Communications ioko is awarded contract for Siemens ioko delivers knowledge management solution to NHS Modernisation Agency 157 employees 72 customers “ioko just get on with it” Steve Lowden, Head Of Operations, NHS Modernisation Agency 2004: 2004 Carelink launches unique Shared Microsoft CMS Platform for NHS ioko achieves Microsoft Gold Partner status: Microsoft Gold Partne r – 1st Competency Information Worker Microsoft Business Solutions “Gold” partner - CRM HP ITIL compliant and Service Desk introduced New wins: ioko delivers website services for Eli Lilly ioko support’s Watson Wyatt’s Vignette platform 165 employees 78 customers “ioko’s strengths are technical capability, teamwork, adaptability, simple contracts and pricing, and a good relationship with IT vendors” Gartner 2005: 2005 ioko launches Media Practice worldwide ioko and Kontiki forge media alliance ioko becomes Sun iforce Partner – Solution Provider Awarded 9th Microsoft Gold Competency for security solutions ioko breaks into top 3 World Wide System Integrators as ranked by MS New wins: ioko hosts and supports BAA’s web infrastructure, the worlds largest airport company ioko delivers architecture design, infrastructure implementation and development services to Punch Taverns ioko delivers 1st secure peer-to-peer Video-on-Demand system with Kontiki for BBC Establish BS7799 programme 175 employees 84 customers 2006: 2006 ioko forges partnership with Autonomy Gains full BS7799 security certification Successfully re-certified as IS027001 Carelink achieves West Yorkshire NHS SHA Modernisation Award New Wins: ioko delivers global web consolidation project for Wyeth Project wins with both BBC and News International further endorse ioko’s Media capability ioko supports launch of award winning Sky by Broadband movie and sports download service 200 employees 90 customers 20M revenue – a record year Did you know that…: Did you know that… ioko support the infrastructure for: BSkyB – skysports.com, skymovies.com, sky.com Esporta – the fastest growing health-club in the UK BAA – the largest airport company in the world EMI – third largest music company in the world Punch Taverns – the largest pub operating company in the UK Diageo – the largest drinks company in the UK C4 – broadcaster of the year 2006 Alliance & Leicester – which transacts billions of pounds per annum Did you know that …: Did you know that … Channel 4 – ioko hosts and manages channel4.com barbox – ioko built barbox, at the time the UK’s second largest eCommerce platform behind tesco.com IMS Health – ioko built and runs the network connecting pharmacies to the NHS as part of the largest IT project in Europe Coors – ioko has delivered over 100 applications for their business and provide management of key elements of their IT infrastructure Vignette – ioko has the largest and most experienced UK Vignette Practice. Building and supporting Vignette systems since 1998 ioko is Vignette’s oldest UK partner and worked on every major release Sun Microsystems – ioko implements and manage Sun based solutions for UK's largest Enterprises such as: EMI, BAA, Sky, Eli Lilly and Camelot NHS – ioko is one of only three companies in the world allowed to host onto the NHSnet/N3 network by the NHS A number of industry firsts: A number of industry firsts 1st Websphere 4 implementation in UK 1st MS DRM implementation in Europe 1st Vignette V7 implementation in the UK 1st UK online Internet shopping system 1st European commercial Microsoft .NET implementation 1st European Windows Media 7 implementation 1st European MS Biztalk implementation 1st European implementation of Kontiki 5 Customers: Customers Agilysys Air Miles Argos Alenia Marconi Alliance & Leicester Altus Investment Management Aramark barbox BAA Bass BBC Belkin Components Ltd British Film Institute Blue Latitude Network Bonhams BSkyB Best Western Britvic Cable and Wireless Camelot Group Plc Care4Free Channel 4 Chesterton's Group Coller Capital Coors Brewers Crown Golf D2i Solutions Denlor DoH Diageo DTC Punch Taverns NHS Executive Raw Communications Sainsbury Salterbaxter Selcom Scope Shell Siemens Six Continents Syntegra Tango Tite & Lewis Tesco Thus Translucis UAP Ufi Ltd Vantage VoltEurope Vignette Virgin Music Group Virgin Games Vizzavi Warner Music Watson-Wyatt Wyeth Yates Group York City Council Yorkshire Building Society DTZ Egg Eli Lilly Esporta EMI Findel Fox Kids GNER GSK Hewlett Packard Hesley Group HP Bulmers Hutchison IE Music IMS Interbrew UK Keelings Kings The Law Society Link Mortgage2000 Modernisation Agency Morse Group MWM Boardroom Consulting NCR News International NPA Omnibus Pernod Ricard Prolog PSNI
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