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.



Our commitment to staff training and development means that our engineers are experienced and qualified to provide you with the highest levels of service


Skanco have been offering a comprehensive range of IT solutions for over 30 years. Even the most impressive IT systems are redundant without the technical expertise and services to maintain them. Over 30 years of experience in the industry has provided us with the knowledge required to deliver the solutions you require while efficiently managing time and costs. We have the technical skills to suit any client with any budget.

Business Continuity

Data protection and business continuity solutions are essential for businesses of all sizes to implement, regardless of company size and industry. Backing up company data is a good place to start however business continuity is equally as important as it ensures your team can reassemble all critical business functions in a time of crisis. A comprehensive plan should be implemented that is straightforward, unambiguous and concise.


What is ‘the Cloud’? In the simplest terms the Cloud is on demand computer system resources delivered to your business and users over the internet. Many businesses are relocating data, services and compute into the cloud to take advantages of economies of scale, flexible resource costs, resilience and global accessibility.

Cyber Security & Business Resilience Solutions

The cyber security landscape is changing, and hackers are continually developing new and more complex methods of attacking your business. Cybersecurity has a significant impact on the ability to achieve business goals & protect corporate reputation. Skanco Business Systems Limited offer a range of security solutions to help businesses protect themselves against cyber threats.

Latest news

Alex Duke completes his 2 year apprenticeship

Congratulations to Alex Duke for passing his second year HNC in computing and completing his two year technical apprenticeship with Skanco We couldn’t have asked for a better candidate for our apprenticeship scheme and we wish Alex every success in his future career at Skanco Alex pictured with Andy Gosnell, Skanco Operations Manager

Rachael Franklin finishes Island Games in style

Skanco sponsored local athlete Rachael Franklin finished off the week in style at the Island games in Gibraltar by winning the 800m in a new games record. Shortly afterwards she was part of the Manx team who won the gold in the 4x400m Woman’s relay. All this after she won gold in the 1500m earlier…Read More

Sophos Security SOS week

Our security partners Sophos have brought back the popular Security SOS week. Each day next week a top security expert will give a 40 minute podcast interview on topics such as phishing, privacy, social media, web security, cloud and finally threat protection. Register below for any or all of the podcasts of interest to you….Read More

Rachael Franklin visits Skanco

Skanco sponsored local athlete Rachael Franklin dropped into to see us before she heads to Gibraltar for the Island Games  Rachael dropped by to show us her new Isle of Man athletics team kit and tell us what she hopes to achieve at the upcoming Island games. This will be her seventh games, having first…Read More

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

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