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.
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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

February update from Rachael Franklin

Skanco sponsored athlete, Rachael Franklin, continues to astound us with her hard work and determination throughout February. Rachael started the month with the Ramsey Fireman’s run, breaking her own women’s record for the race. It’s a tough 5 mile run consisting of three laps around Ramsey on public roads, after a good winter training program it’s…Read More

Skanco featured in this weeks business section of the Isle of Man Examiner

The article covers the introduction of Skanco’s cybersecurity solutions portfolio. Further to this it includes interviews with our Senior Technical Consultant Lee Williamson on his move back to the Isle of Man to establish these solutions, his thoughts on threats business can face and how Skanco’s solutions can help. With Skanco providing professional IT services…Read More


Skanco’s Cyber self defence for business gains CPD certification

A short blog post to annouce that our popular Cybersecurity awareness training titled “Cyber self defence for your business” has been certified by CPD. If you are in professional services and are looking for a very interesting course to keep your CPD points up for the year. Get in touch with us to find out…Read More


Be safe this Black Friday

Black Friday is only 2 days away. A high proportion of sales will be carried out online. Keep in mind that hackers also will try to take advantage of this online rush and into the Festive period. Tips to keep your online shopping safe Ensure your devices are fully up-to-date before browsing. Utilize a good…Read More