Skanco have been building partnerships with Isle of Man businesses and the local community since 1985.

Skanco was incorporated in 1985 as a direct result of the launch of personal computing with the IBM PC. Skanco’s first services were the supply of stand alone pc’s and accounting software to primarily the accountancy profession. This led on to networking, installation and hardware maintenance of the supplied pc’s and servers. Once pc’s had landed on nearly every desk Skanco commenced application IT Training and this continued until most new employees had been trained at school. Skanco still trains but primarily Cyber Security Training. As more businesses became reliant on their IT Systems Skanco set up a Disaster Recovery Centre which is now better known as a Business Continuity Centre. Skanco has continually built on its range of services from its beginnings in procurement through to complete management of clients’ IT with our clients taking some or all of our varied portfolio of services.


Latest news

Rachael Franklin has a successful North of England Championship

Congratulations to Skanco sponsored athlete Rachael Franklin who had a successful North of England Championship at the weekend where she finished a close second in the 1500 meters on Saturday before winning the gold in the 5000 meters on Sunday. The track season is Rachael’s favourite time of the running calendar, where she hopes all…Read More

Windows 10 migration

As the end of support date for Windows 7 approaches, companies who have not yet looked into migration to Windows 10 will need to begin planning to ensure they beat the January 2020 cut off. Failure to do so could mean that the business is running an entire estate of PCs no longer receiving security…Read More

IT Apprenticeship scheme now open for applications

Skanco are now accepting applications for this year’s IT apprenticeship scheme. Our apprenticeship scheme has been running for over 20 years and has developed 40 successful apprentices since the scheme was introduced. See the advert to find out more about the scheme, how to apply and requirements.    

Rachael Franklin wins the Isle of Man Easter festival of running

Congratulations to Skanco sponsored athlete Rachael Franklin who won the Isle of Man’s Easter Festival of Running over the weekend, pulling away from her main competitors Naomi Lang & Amy Frankland representing Edinburgh University and Vicki Cronin representing Manchester University. Rachael defended the title she won in 2018 by winning all three races- Friday’s 10K in Port…Read More

Capex vs Opex

As times change and trends shift, IT, as any other industry must be agile enough and willing to change to meet the demands of its consumers be it the platforms utilised by a user base or the services offered by providers such as Skanco. Currently the industry is seeing a move towards the consumption of…Read More

March update from Rachael Franklin

Another busy month for Skanco sponsored athlete, Rachael Franklin, below she provides us with an update on her training regime and preparation for the Easter Festival:- April started with a week of warm weather training in Portugal, I was lucky to have my coach, training partners and good friends with me for the trip which always…Read More

Skanco helps struggling House Martin population

Manx BirdLife has welcomed an initiative by Pete Hadfield of Isle of Man professional IT Services company Skanco to provide much-needed nesting opportunities for House Martins – a species of bird that is rapidly declining across its range.  The project involved putting up four artificial House Martin nestboxes on SKANCO’s Business Continuity building within Isle…Read More

Microsoft support ending on major products in 2019/2020

As you may have seen recently in the mainstream media, some key Microsoft products will very soon be out of support. These products are: SQL Server 2008* – extended support ends 9th July 2019 Windows Server 2008* – extended support ends 14th January  2020 Windows 7 – extended support ends 14th January  2020 Exchange Server…Read More

World backup day 31st March 2019

March 31st 2019 is World Backup day. Backups are critical for keeping your business up and running when a data disaster strikes. Every day businesses are creating and accumulating data they need to protect, and World Backup day reminds us of the importance of backing up, whether that be personal or company data. Businesses must…Read More

Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day

Skanco staff joined with 3FM this morning for ‘Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day’  in remembrance of local live music promotor Jonno Gollow. The guys are pictured in a selection of their favourite band T-Shirts.

Skanco present chq to Isle of Man Live at Home Schemes

Skanco are proud supporters of Isle of Man Live at Home Schemes and were pleased to raise awareness and funds for a worthy cause at our recent quiz. Pictured is Skanco Account Manager, Darren Smethurst, with Live at Home Chief Executive, Jackie Bridson.

Skanco sponsored athlete Rachael Franklin in this months Manx Life

Skanco sponsored local athlete Rachael Franklin has appeared in the sports profile section of the March edition of Manx Life This highlights Rachael increased profile both on and off Island and the profile shows what’s she has already achieved and what her targets are for the remainder of the year Well done Rachael and good…Read More

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